Money

Keys to Understanding Car Leases

To decide whether or not to lease your next new car, it's important to understand the financial components. Lease contracts can look very …

Consumer Reports

7 ways to manage money better than your parents did

Every generation has their own habits when it comes to money. Whether it was our parents stashing cash in paint cans or their bedroom mattresses, or our great grandparents balking at investing after the Great Depression, generational events help mold how we manage our lives.<p>Sometimes it’s a good …

Financial Planning

The Beatles' accountant 50 years on: 'They were scruffy boys who didn't want to pay tax'

In The Beatles’ 1966 song <i>Taxman</i>, George Harrison berates Harold Wilson’s proposed 95pc “supertax” on the UK’s highest earners. “If 5pc appears too small,” he sings bitterly, “be grateful I don’t take it all.”<p>But there was one man to whom the Fab Four were genuinely thankful for keeping their …

Paul McCartney

Your financial adviser will lose some of your money. Here's what to do.

Losing money when investing is as inevitable as death and taxes. Those who immediately fire their advisers for incurring such losses will never be satisfied.<p>I’m referring to short-term losses, over periods as long as a year, if not more. Even advisers with the very best long-term records regularly …

Financial Planning

Why married couples should have separate bank accounts

<b>The Financial Samurai Sam Dogen says: “Giving financial independence is a gift of love”.</b><p>A study has found that the top predictor of divorce is …

Marriage

Financial Advisor Interview: Personal Questions You Should Be Asking

Why it's important to ask personal questions when you interview a financial advisor about working with you.<p>What you'll learn when you ask a …

Financial Planning

Is Your Financial Personality Killing Your Marriage?

We spend a lot of time talking about and analyzing our personality types. In fact, there is a field of science dedicated to the study of personality. Groups such as the Meyers-Briggs Foundation and others have spent countless hours designing tests to assess different personalities. As such, it is …

Personality

Want healthy finances? Start with a credit checkup

Getting a grip on your finances can seem daunting, especially if you aren’t sure how to begin. Fortunately, there’s a common starting point, no matter your goals: Do a credit checkup.<p>Healthy credit helps you get what you want — often for less money. It can help you get a car loan or a mortgage, and …

Personal Finance

The Motley Fool

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Personal Finance

Hunter Davies: 'I lost thousands in Equitable, but my £5k London home is now worth £3m'

Hunter Davies, 81, is a journalist and author, perhaps best known for writing the only authorised biography of The Beatles.<p>An avid collector and football fan, he was appointed an OBE in 2014 for services to literature.<p>He lives near Hampstead Heath, London, in the house he shared with his wife, the …

Marie Curie

When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I went back to school in 2002 to get my teaching credential. I took out several student loans and set up a repayment plan upon graduating with automatic deduction out of my checking account. Several years ago, the IRS started garnishing my bank account stating that there was a lien but I …

Personal Finance

How to save money when you're young

More<p><i>This post first appeared on A Wealth of Common Sense.</i><p>It seems young people get blamed for everything these days. Millennials have been accused of …

Great Recession

Last Chance Deals: Month-end offers are coming, get ready now

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around.<p>As the end-of-month is coming …

Personal Finance

Birdman Reportedly Denies Tyga's Claim That He's Owed Millions

Cash Money Records’ public history of owing its artists money is the center of attention once again. Following Tyga’s appearance on <i>The Breakfast Club</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ireland seeks custodian for Apple cash

• The Irish government is setting up a fund to manage the estimated €13B it will collect from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in back taxes, nearly a year after …

Apple

Conor Brophy: What's the real cost of PCP car finance?

Spoiler alert! No-one likes to have the big reveal ruined for them but if you have a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) or are thinking about availing of …

News (Ireland)

iTunes Gift Cards on Sale!

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on Jul 22, 2017 | 0 comments<p>I love iTunes. I also, coincidentally, love saving money. So when I see iTunes gift cards …

Shopping

Auckland woman has a $50,000 tax bill for money she never made

If you left a mortgage or investment behind when you moved to New Zealand, you could be caught.<p>Some British migrants to New Zealand could get a …

New Zealand News

Govt Working For Transparent, Cleaner Money For Political Parties: Jaitley

The government is "actively working" on the electoral bond mechanism but no party has come forward with a suggestion to make political funding …

Arun Jaitley

I just visited someone with one of the highest-paying jobs in the US and was blown away by how little he spends

<b>The most frugal times of my life were my college years.</b> While my apartment rent was paid with loans, I had to come up with money for everything else. To support myself, I worked for minimum wage ($4.25/hour) at a computer lab. This income had to pay the utility bills and everything else. I kept the …

Frugal Living

How to Save Thousands on Your Next Car -- The Motley Fool

This factor might make even more of a difference than negotiating a great deal.<p>What's the No. 1 way to save money when you buy your next car? Many …

Credit Scores

8 habits you should be done with by the time you're 30

The big three-oh. Dirty 30. Whatever you want to call it, you’re not who you used to be after crossing the threshold into your 30s. Hopefully, you’re …

Credit Scores

Cramer's rules to bail out when the market finally corrects itself — and it will

When Jim Cramer first started trading, he didn't like rules. He believed they either weren't helpful or would cut into his upside and prevent him …

Mad Money

9 Credit Card Tips From Someone Who's Had 21 Cards

My relationship with credit cards has gone through its ups and downs ever since I applied for my first credit card at 19 years old. The honeymoon phase abruptly ended just months in as interest charges piled up after debt balances.<p>Fortunately, those days have long passed. I've learned several key …

Credit Scores

China’s cashless future, PBoC gets ready to launch world’s first national cryptocurrency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The use of cash in society is falling and some of the world’s largest central banks are creating new cryptocurrencies and …

Money Supply

Oklahoma teacher panhandles for money to buy classroom supplies

A public school teacher has turned to panhandling at an Oklahoma interstate off-ramp to raise money to buy classroom supplies for her third-grade students.<p>Teresa Danks, a teacher in the Tulsa Public Schools system, stood at the busy Interstate-44 intersection Tuesday begging for spare change with a …

Tulsa

Americans Are Spending Almost $1 Million a Month on Avocado Toast

Avocado toast: one of brunch's best staples, it pairs well with a mimosa and weekend catch-ups with friends. But the dish isn't so beloved among all: it was viciously attacked earlier this year by Australian millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner as one of the reasons millennials can't afford to …

Breakfast

Guide to your first bitcoin buy

Interested in learning how to buy Bitcoin? The most popular cryptocurrency is now accepted around the world and has a growing number of applications …

Cryptocurrency

Sexy model accused of spending spree with stolen credit card

A former contestant on “Project Runway” Canada was busted for allegedly using a stolen credit card to go on a $3,400 spending spree — including …

Personal Finance

Your credit card's secret perks

Chances are, you picked your credit card based on the rewards, yet the most valuable perks could be ones you're not even aware of.<p>Over the past few …