7 Tips to Take a Vacation Without Over Paying

Although many people get vacation days at their jobs it doesn’t mean they really take a yearly vacation. Last fall I actually took a vacation with my family. But it was the first real vacation I’d had in several years.When vacations are luxuries that don’t come often enough you want to savor them. At the same time, if you’re like me, you can’t afford to overspend on them either.To help you make the most of your vacation without overpaying, check out these 7 tips. 1. Travel Light Airlines Read more [...]

What You Need to Know About Square’s Cash App

Square made headlines for its little plastic smartphone attachment that let businesses process payments through their smartphones. Now, the company is offering a mobile payment app, bringing its processing power to the masses.If you’re curious about Square’s Cash App, here’s what you need to know.What Can Square’s Cash App Do? At its simplest, Square’s Cash App is a mobile payment app. It provides users with methods for sending and receiving money from friends and family, similar Read more [...]

5 Money Tips Everyone Should Follow But No One Does

Managing money is hard, even with all of the good advice out there. Often, ignoring personal finance best practices is the easier way to go, which is why so many people do it.Certain money tips for everyone typically aren’t often put into practice, even if they work. Here are a few that everyone should follow, but so many people don’t.1. Make Saving a Priority Most people are aware that they should “pay themselves first.” It’s a common money tip, and a powerful one to boot.But, Read more [...]

How Do I Budget for Home Repairs?

Nothing can derail your finances like a home repair you didn’t expect. For example, replacing an appliance, shelling out for a new roof, or a plumbing emergency can all be costly.Generally, the smartest approach is to budget for these expenses in advance. That lets you save up funds to manage these costs, making them easier to handle.But how exactly do you budget for home repairs, particularly if you aren’t sure what will need fixing when? To help you answer that question, here are Read more [...]

Pay Off Your Car Loan in 24 Months with These Hacks

Having a new car is exciting, but dealing with the loan isn’t. Often, car loan payments are substantial, adding up to hundreds of dollars every month.Luckily, there are things you can do to get out from under an auto loan fast. If you want to pay off your car loan in 24 months, here are some hacks to try.Pay Off Your Car Loan with Bi-Weekly Payments Most car loans require monthly payments. But, if you choose to make bi-weekly payments, you can pay off your car loan faster.All you have Read more [...]

5 Little-Known Apps to Help You Make Extra Money This Week

Smartphones are a staple in today’s culture. But did you know that they can help you make extra money this week? It’s true.There is a variety of apps that allow you to bring in additional cash. If you want to give it a try, here’s what you need to know. Are There Trustworthy Apps to Help You Make Extra Money? While a lot of apps are trustworthy, there are some that are less than reputable. Before you begin using any app, you will want to do some research to make sure they’re safe.One Read more [...]

The Net Worth of Daniel Kaluuya of ‘Get Out’

The star of Get Out received a nomination for Best Actor -- but what is the net worth of Daniel Kaluuya?Net Worth of Daniel Kaluuya  One estimate suggests the net worth of Daniel Kaluuya is already near $1 million -- not bad for a 28-year-old. Most of his net worth relates to his success on stage, television and films.He’s part of the cast of Black Panther, which has already raked in nearly $900 million at the box office. Since it's still in theaters, he stands to make a lot Read more [...]

Saving Money on Every Day Purchases

When it comes to our personal finances, were deeply invested (Get it?) in our financial freedom. There are a number of parties interested in draining our wallets and bank accounts, and so it can be hard to find a financial foothold. And, yet, we must. This is necessary in order to secure our future, both in terms of preparedness and getting ahead in life. But, how do we do this? Well, it’s not as hard as it seems. I’m here to show the way. Here are a few tips to help you save.First and foremost, Read more [...]

Tips For Creating A Financial Plan In 2018

A new year can mean the beginning of a fresh start with your finances. Now could be the perfect time to make some new resolutions with your finances to help impact your investments and your future. If you are not near your financial goal in your portfolio but want to work on bettering it, you need to take some big strides this year to put yourself on the right path. To get you started, below are some top tips to take into consideration to get your path to financial success started this Read more [...]

My Contractor Charges What? How to Find Out the REAL Fair Market Price of Services

When you’re looking to hire a contractor, it’s usually for a big job. You’re probably expecting to pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for the work, but you also want to make sure you aren’t paying too much.Figuring out the real fair market value of a contractor’s services can be tricky. Each job they perform is unique, so they usually don’t just have a basic list of prices you can review. This means you’ll need to do some legwork to figure it out.If you’re ready Read more [...]