How would you like to make an extra $500 a month? How about $1,000 or more? It’s entirely possible to earn extra cash every month, working flexible hours virtually, out of your home, or even car, all while maintaining your regular job.
An extra $6,000 or $1,000 per year can make a huge ...Continue Reading →
Last year, about 137 million Americans – about half of our adult population – flocked to malls, shops, and their favorite retailers on Black Friday. They’re spending big bucks, as U.S. consumers will throw down about $61.4 billion in sales this year, up from $41 billion in 2008. (In total, we’re expected to spend about $682 billion this holiday season!)
The name “Black ...Continue Reading →
Money and relationships are inextricably tied, each exerting significant influence upon the other. Don’t believe me? In 2009 – during the dark days of the real estate crash and Great Recession – there were more foreclosures than marriages in the U.S.
I know what you’re thinking – there we an unprecedented number of foreclosures at that time, but the data on divorces during ...Continue Reading →
Can you believe the summer is already almost over and the kids will be going back to school? Me neither! Here are 35 fun facts about back to school craziness to help you cope!
1. There are approximately 33 million elementary school children in the U.S, 17 million kids attending high school, and 8.8 little ones ...Continue Reading →
If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably tightening your budget and watching what you spend. But it’s not just the cost of goods and services that’s eating up your paycheck, but also the hidden and unnecessary fees that are being lumped in by companies just to try and bleed a few more dollars out ...Continue Reading →
Do you shop at the dollar store? If you’re like most Americans, you love an occasional trip to the store where everything is $1, 99 cents, or even less! Here are some interesting facts about the big business of the stores with such small prices:
There are actually three models for dollar stores:
Dollar Tree is ...Continue Reading →
These days, so many people are struggling financially, failing to save, awash in debt and student loans, shut out from home ownership, and wondering how they’ll retire comfortably. So it’s more important than ever to identify the red flags in our financial picture, and then fix them.
In part one of this blog we covered the first 7 financial red flags to look for. Here are 7 more to identify in case you’re inadvertently sabotaging your finances, and most importantly, action ...Continue Reading →
“Money can’t buy you happiness,” is a mantra we tell ourselves regularly, put on bumper stickers and even teach our children. But is it true?
Probably not, it turns out, as studies point to the positive correlation between income and levels of happiness. So having more money really will make us happier?
Somewhat, but there are certain important distinctions to make before we start blindly chasing dollar signs in hopes for inner bliss.
First, we’ll go over the research:
One of the first stabs ...Continue Reading →
Looking good is big business around the world, but no one spends more on cosmetics, beauty products, surgeries, and grooming than people in the U.S. In fact, in 2015 alone, the beauty industry generated $56.2 billion in the United States (to put it in perspective, the medical technology industry makes only $44 billion every year).
But is our spending on vanity out of control? You be the judge once you read these facts about the beauty industry:
Goldman Sachs estimates that the ...Continue Reading →