Improving our finances is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions and, to do it, many of us resolve to at least attempt to make more money. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what alternatives there are to help us supplement our incomes or even simply maintain it, aside from asking for more job perks? Here are eight.
We all know what it means to be “nickel and dimed to death.” It usually refers to those incidental purchases made throughout the day: a cup of coffee, a newspaper, a pack of chewing gum, money for a parking meter. Over the course of a month they add up and put a considerable dent in your budget.
There’s nothing that can come between friends as easily as money can, and in the past few decades, growing income disparities and greater social mobility have begun to make money an increasingly contentious issue in more and more friendships.
Just as the media reminded consumers of the new overdraft rules, Wells Fargo was ordered to pay more than $203 million in compensation to customers who were charged overdraft fees as a result of reordering transactions.
Are your finances ready for the rigors of family life? How are you moving forward with your finances and work? Our latest roundup of personal finance blogs from around the Web touches upon some of the issues we may face when we begin building and organizing our family and work lives.
It’s no secret that money is something of a taboo topic in many social settings. But a recent survey found this to be true even between partners. Nearly half said they’ve bought something their partner didn’t agree with — and 30% had hidden those purchases from their partner. Some have even gone as far as sneaking out in the middle of the night to buy something or burying the purchase in the backyard.
Usually it’s a crisis that gets a couple to enter the money talk: You open up a credit card bill and notice that the card is maxed out. You get an overdraft notice from the bank. A debt collector calls. And then instead of a discussion you get what? An explosion? Nuclear war? The fact is that when bad news hits it might be too late to have the money talk.