Some people define themselves as fundamentally-based investors, but in practice they are technically-based traders. If you intend to be a fundamental investor, you need to be aware of four practices or habits worth avoiding.
Whether you’re planning an exotic holiday trip abroad or travel internationally year-round, chances are the one thing you always take with you is your cell phone. But if you plan to actually use it, you have to be mindful of the roaming charges you are bound to incur. In this interactive infographic, we give you the low-down on roaming charges for the four largest wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint) for phone calls, data usage and texting. Don’t leave the country without checking it out!
It’s the holiday season once again, and isn’t everyone excited? No matter what shape the economy is in, we should still enjoy the holidays. After all, this time of year isn’t about the price or quantity of gifts we give, or even the pomp, glitz and glamor of our holiday decorations. It’s about getting together with family, friends and loved ones, and remembering the things that matter. So this week, let’s check out what the personal finance blogosphere is drumming up for the holidays.
Correcting errors in your credit reports seems like an easy task. You get copies of your reports, you review them for accuracy and if you find something wrong, you file disputes with the credit bureaus to have the errors corrected. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as I just suggested. But following these tips will help ease the pain.
With the holiday season upon us (and retailers lathered up for it), I want to remind us all, as I remind myself: a good holiday doesn’t have to be a goods holiday. And this year, in spite of the massive sales machine that grinds 24/7 from now until Christmas, it’s a little easier to live that distinction.
You might think that in order to make the big bucks, you have to get involved in the glamor professions, such as acting or professional athletics. However, you might be surprised to learn that none of those professions made the top 10 or even the top 25 list of highest-paying jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The holiday season is upon us, and with it, the shopping frenzy. As usual, restaurant establishments large and small alike are getting into the game, too, sweetening up their dining deals with bonus gift certificates, free meals, and a host of countdown-to-Christmas promotions. We feature 10 of those this week, including exclusive promotions from Starbucks.
Whether it’s buying an $8 painting at a yard sale that turns out to be a Jackson Pollock worth millions, or finding a stack of gold coins in your basement or buried in your back yard, most of us could think of at least one financial problem (or two) that could be resolved with a sudden windfall. Such windfalls do happen, as any fan of Antiques Roadshow can attest. But when it comes to true treasures — objects rich not only of value, but of historic consequence — such discoveries happen much more rarely.
Too often, we are told to “compare prices” — without any specific techniques that identify savings opportunities. Since most people equate shopping around with visiting every store in town and squinting at price-tags, they just don’t do it. Comparison shopping, of course, need not be neither difficult nor uncomfortable. Here are some simple ways every consumer can comparison shop this holiday season.