Until last week, the expression, “money in the bank” was considered the ultimate in security. But after the WaMu firesale, many are getting a little worried that their own bank might fail. Here’s how you can make sure you are protected.
While the focus of the news this past week has rightly been the financial irresponsibility of large lenders and government regulators, we thought it was important to recognize that a large and growing number of Americans are showing greater financial responsibility in 2008.
Managing your money shouldn’t get in the way of living your life. That’s why personal finance apps are such a natural fit for the iPhone. They let you track your stocks, convert currencies, calculate how much you owe, and track expenses—all on the go.
From Italian truffle butter to Vietnamese saffron, foodies have turned the act of tasting the world’s best food into a competitive sport. Meanwhile, back in your own pantry, you’re lucky to find so much as a can of beans. But even if your own budget won’t support such refined ingredients, you too can be a frugal foodie.
The financial markets are reeling from the news about Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, and AIG. When such seemingly solvent financial institutions get shaken to their foundations, it leaves a lot of rubble. How can you survive the fallout?
With all of the recent doom and gloom in the financial markets, it’s easy to get discouraged about your own financial situation. But here’s some good news for a change. While personal finance may seem complicated, it really boils down to 4 good habits that can make the difference between going broke or building up your net worth each month.
Don’t wait until you are too old to scale the steps of Chichen Itza to travel. The best time to see the world is when you are young. But if travel seems beyond your means or beyond your budget, you’re going to have to get creative before you get going. Are you in a rut because your current job doesn’t take advantage of your skills? Identify those skills and they can be your passport to a world of adventure.
From quantifying the Mint experience in actual dollars saved, to exploiting a Gmail contact list, to creating an entire website devoted to Mint.com, our TechCrunch50 winners all have interesting stories to tell. Here’s how they did it.
Credit cards are hailed as convenient tools, a way to build credit and earn points or rebates. However, there is another side to credit card spending, experienced by many who pay less then their balance month after month and one that can lead you into a downward spiral that is difficult to rebound from.