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Easy Steps to a Fruitful Retirement

June 17, 2015 4:53 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4571
Many people believe that you don’t start thinking about retirement until later in life. However, it’s actually never too early to start. Nowadays, people are retiring younger than ever before with more money than they could ever dream of. And it’s actually not that hard.  With the right investments and some self-discipline, you can easily… View Article

Five Steps to Cleaning Up Your Credit

June 15, 2015 9:31 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 4486
Your credit report is one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio. While many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on your credit report as it is a complete representation of your financial history. Not only does your credit… View Article

News of Bitcoin’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

June 15, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4956
Bitcoin startup Xapo recently announced that three financial eminences had signed on as advisory board members: former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, former Citibank Chief Executive Officer John Reed and Visa founder Dee Hock. The news signaled that Wall Street is taking bitcoin seriously, which may surprise those who have followed the electronic currency’s decline…. View Article

83-Year-Old Gets $24K AT&T Bill After Dial-Up Glitch

May 6, 2015 8:00 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 4494
And you thought your teenager’s phone bills are high? Los Angeles resident Ron Dorff is disputing an AT&T bill for $24,298.93. The 83-year-old—who lives on a monthly $1,530 Social Security check and surfs the net via low-speed AOL dial-up—took his story public, speaking with the LA Times about the confusing struggle to get his phone… View Article

Drivers Are Overpaying By Not Following One Simple Rule

January 25, 2015 7:01 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5203
When drivers enter their zip code and vehicle information at Provide Savings, many are shocked at the results they find. Most just can’t believe that the available rates are in fact real, but the truth is rates have dropped significantly for many people over the past 12 months. Also, thanks to new program policies it’s… View Article

Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class to Inland Cities

October 22, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4191
Americans have never hesitated to pack up the U-Haul in search of the big time, a better job or just warmer weather. But these days, domestic migrants are increasingly driven by the quest for cheaper housing. The country’s fastest-growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a decisive reversal from the… View Article

Crazy Requests For The Luxury Concierge

September 29, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2021
Performing with rock stars, exploring the depths of the ocean floor, piloting fighter jets — if the rich can dream it up, luxury concierges can make it happen. Companies like Bluefish, a Los Angeles-based concierge service that caters to super rich entrepreneurs, are in the business of making fantasies come true — for those who… View Article

American Students Have Poor Financial Skills

September 3, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5287
American students’ knowledge about managing money is downright unimpressive, according to a study released Wednesday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study chronicles how students around the world scored on a Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy exam in 2012. Of the students from 18 countries and economies who took the… View Article

Middle Class Americans: Poorer Than You Think

August 29, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5043
The numbers seem to back it up. Americans’ average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report. But that figure doesn’t tell you how the middle class American is doing. Americans’ median wealth is a mere $44,900 per adult — half have more, half have… View Article
The 1 percent

The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think

August 26, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1549
The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality. Research conducted separately by European Central Bank economist Philip Vermeulen and London School of Economics’ Gabriel Zucman show the wealth of the super-affluent — hidden by tax shelters and nonresponse to questionnaires — is… View Article

Life Insurance: Why You Need It Now

August 18, 2014 5:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4647
Don’t think you need life insurance? Think again. Life insurance is an emotional and financial decision that helps protect loved ones in the unfortunate circumstance of a death. Still each year thousands of men and women opt to not invest in a life insurance policy. The benefits to purchasing an adequate life insurance policy help… View Article