Personal Finance

admin April 25, 2018

It turns out €0 bills are a hot item right now. The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honor of Karl Marx, revolutionary, political philosopher and author of “The Communist Manifesto.” The city’s tourism department is selling the bills for €3 each […]

admin April 25, 2018

April 20 is Scott Sherman’s 38th birthday. His gift to himself? Quitting his 9-to-5 job for a year. Even though Sherman is on track to retire early — he anticipates reaching financial independence by 48 — he wants to start living on his terms now. So he’s taking up to a year off to live […]

admin April 24, 2018

Home sellers are partying like it’s 2006. Real estate prices posted an annual gain of 6.3% in February, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. On a national level, home prices are up 6.7% from their peak in July 2006, and have been rising continuously for the past 70 months. “It’s getting increasingly difficult […]

admin April 24, 2018

Credit cards tend to get a bad rap in the personal finance world, but in reality, they’re not only convenient, they’re also a potential money-saving tool. And when you use them correctly, they could help boost your credit score, thus making it easier and less expensive to borrow money in various aspects of life, from […]

admin April 24, 2018

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has pledged to give teachers a 20% raise by 2020. But teachers say that won’t cut it. They voted for a statewide walkout, which will start next Thursday if their demands aren’t met before then. They are asking for pay raises and increases to school funding every year until both hit […]

admin April 24, 2018

Though we’re told to prioritize retirement savings during our working years, it’s estimated that nearly half of US households have no money set aside for the future. If you’re in that camp but still have a number of working years ahead of you, there’s plenty of opportunity to catch up. But what if you’re well […]

admin April 24, 2018

For the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, having three kids won’t break the bank. For many other Millennial Brits, a family of that size just isn’t an option. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the couple’s third child, a son, on Monday. Raising one child in the United Kingdom to the age of 21 […]

admin April 16, 2018

GETTY FRESH: Give your home a new lease of life Britons love DIY, spending more than £40 billion on home improvements over the last five years, at an average cost of £1,875 per household. Redecorating, garden landscaping, new flooring and upgrading the bathroom are among the favourite jobs, but which adds the most value to […]