Until last week, the expression, “money in the bank” was considered the ultimate in security. But after the WaMu firesale, many are getting a little worried that their own bank might fail. Here’s how you can make sure you are protected.
Managing your money shouldn’t get in the way of living your life. That’s why personal finance apps are such a natural fit for the iPhone. They let you track your stocks, convert currencies, calculate how much you owe, and track expenses—all on the go.
The financial markets are reeling from the news about Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, and AIG. When such seemingly solvent financial institutions get shaken to their foundations, it leaves a lot of rubble. How can you survive the fallout?
With all of the recent doom and gloom in the financial markets, it’s easy to get discouraged about your own financial situation. But here’s some good news for a change. While personal finance may seem complicated, it really boils down to 4 good habits that can make the difference between going broke or building up your net worth each month.
Do you habitually ignore certain numbers that regularly pop up on your phone? You know, like the one from the mortgage company calling because you are 15 days late with a payment. Maybe you own your own business but now find yourself dipping into your retirement savings, cashing out a life insurance policy, and maxing out those emergency credit cards you applied for last year just in case. If you’re getting dangerously close to the poverty line, you might want to take a lesson from 5 Radical Real People Who Escaped Poverty.
I’m Lee Sherman, Editor of Mint’s blog. As the newest face of Mint, I wanted to take a minute to say hi.
Just as Mint’s software streamlines the management of your personal finances, our content delivers a fresh perspective that gives you the actionable advice you need to make the right choices about how to spend and save your money.
I’m delighted to introduce Mint’s new Editor, Lee Sherman. Lee started last week and will be leading the Mint blog, among other roles here. Please join me in welcoming him! You can look forward to new and improved content as a result of his leadership.
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