The sharing economy has been one of the single greatest innovations of the internet age. The idea that regular, everyday people can use the assets and skills that they already have to create extra streams of income is truly amazing. One of my favorite side hustles to emerge from the
Making more money could likely solve a lot of your problems. In the past, we’ve talked about how teens can make money, but for those of us who are a little older, we need something a little more sophisticated than the $10 that comes from mowing lawns. Luckily, in the
Many people rely on cable and satellite for watching sports. It’s part of the reason that cable can’t be entirely replaced with streaming services. But cable is getting expensive. The national average cost of cable is $107 per month. If you really want to cut the cord, but you’re a
No one deserves a nice gift more than your mom. But, no matter how much you love your mom, sometimes our budgets limit us. That’s why we have a list of thoughtful, unique, and cheap Mother’s Day gifts! What’s Ahead: For moms who love to cook For moms who need
Skiing and snowboarding are two of the more difficult sports to do on any sort of budget and to learn in general—at least in my experience. Unless you’re lucky enough to live near some prime ski resorts and you have the money to pay for lift tickets and equipment, skiing
Whitewater kayaking and canoeing are great ways to experience extreme water sports. With rivers all over the country (and the world), you’ll never be bored. With beginner kayaks starting at a few hundred dollars or less, you can find a cheap kayak you can use for years. On the other hand,
The markets are going wild right now on fears of a full-blown recession, due primarily to the spreading coronavirus. So you may wonder how this impending recession is similar, if at all, to the 2008 recession caused by the burst of the debt bubble. In this article, I’ll talk through
Up until recently, there have been two great inconveniences to new investors: working through a broker and paying out commissions and fees. Working through a middleman, hemorrhaging your dividends, and climbing a steep learning curve was enough to turn away many young folks like us from the stock market game.
“Here lies Walter Fielding. He bought a house, and it killed him.” This quote, from the mouth of Tom Hanks’ character in the 1986 comedy The Money Pit, might sum up the homeownership experience of millions of Americans: disenchanting, frustrating, expensive. And possibly ruinous. The American Dream promises that anyone willing
What’s Ahead: How the debt-to-income calculator works Why you should use the DTI ratio calculator How to calculate your debt-to-income How to get out of debt Does your debt-to-income ratio affect your credit score? Summary The Debt-To-Income (DTI) Calculator is a tool to help you determine the amount of fixed monthly
If you are one of the millions of people staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or one of the brave workers keeping our country running, it may feel like this crisis will go on forever. But like all past health crises, this one will eventually come to an end.
Fair Isaac Corporation, the company behind the credit scores many lenders use to assess risk, recently announced a change in the way those scores are calculated. For some consumers, this is bad news, as it means it will be harder to get a “yes” when applying for a loan. But the