Most states have watched unemployment steadily drop over the past few years and witnessed a rise in economic prosperity. However, Alabama continues to fall behind the national average for unemployment with an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, as of May 2017. The reasons for … [Read more...] about Unemployment in Alabama and What We Can Do
Why exactly does everyone always say you need to know your credit score? What is it about it that makes it so important? First things first, you need to understand what it is. Your credit score is the statistical method that lenders use to determine how likely you are to pay … [Read more...] about Why Do You Need to Know Your Credit Score?
Summertime means that the days are longer and the nights are warmer. I don't know about you, but that's great news to me! I love more time to be out and about. Of course, this also means that there's more time for us to be out spending money. If you've got kids that are … [Read more...] about 5 Tricks You Can Use to Cool Your Budget for the Summer
Go to just about any travel website or blog and you'll find them. There's tons of great money-saving advice for travel that are well-known such as searching for the lowest airfare at various online sources or packing light to avoid extra baggage fees. However, there several … [Read more...] about Little Known Tips for Saving Money While Traveling
By now the word is out that unsecured lending – e.g., on credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans – jumped an annual 9.1 percent in January 2016, according to a Bank of England report released at the end of February. Many observers look upon this increase as yet another … [Read more...] about Be a Smart Borrower: Even With Rock-Bottom Interest Rates, Debt Is Still Debt
If you are looking for a new way to invest your money, think about investing in foreign currency. It can be a great way to make money and a lot of people are starting to get into it. It is one of the easier methods of investing to understand and can be a great way to earn the … [Read more...] about Is Investing In Foreign Currency A Good Idea?
It's not always easy to make all the right moves when it comes to money. In fact, as a society, we're pretty bad at managing our money. CNN Money recently stated that over 25 million middle class families are living paycheck to paycheck. That's horrible! So much for … [Read more...] about 5 Common Financial Mistakes We’re All Guilty Of
When you think about the student loan problem, do you ever think that maybe it is not as bad as everyone says it is? I mean, c’mon, can the average loan debt amount really be $30,000 per student with an overall of $1.2 trillion for all students and parents alike? Believe it or … [Read more...] about Is the Student Loan Debt Problem Exaggerated?
Working from home is a dream come true for most people; both socially as well as financially. You don’t have to deal with the stress of getting to work and dealing with co-workers. Instead you have a commute of a few feet and leisure of your home. But for those same … [Read more...] about Five Amazing Tricks to Working from Home with Ease
When it comes to financial freedom, millions of people will tell you millions of different things. But a lot of times, the advice is only worth about as much as you paid to get it. In other words, how come so called "financial experts" have made far more money from peddling their … [Read more...] about 4 Passive Income Ideas I Learned From Robert Kiyosaki