Community banks and credit unions are a unique “middle ground” between mega-banks (think Citibank, Chase, Wachovia) and online banks (like ING and Ally). They have some of the unique pros of both.
Suze Orman recently spoke at Google about an action plan for employees, investing, saving, buying a home, credit scores, and her 10 "truths" of personal finance. Here are the highlights.
Instead of tracking your complete net worth every month, try only tracking what you can affect directly--your "actionable" net worth, for a more complete short-term picture.
Tom Becker from Money Choices teaches us about compound interest, real-life applications, and laddering our interest investments.
I take a look at some of the financial lessons of 2009 that were essential for our family to learn, and wish you a happy and healthy New Year!
This is it--the one document that will guide your financial decisions for the rest of your life. Are you ready to write one?
Learn about the components of a credit score (payment history, amounts owed, length of history, recent credit, and types of credit), why you should care about your score, and how to go about improving it (in simple terms).
Step-by-step to setting financial priorities - setting life goals first, then general financial goals, and finally getting specific and setting actions items.
Tracking your finances is an essential personal finance skill, and one of the first we learn when first dealing with money on our own. Tracking involves more than just keeping an account register - some form of analysis should be applied to determine how and where money flows. The end result of applying the principles … Continue reading Tracking Your Finances: Tasks and Tools
The Personal Finance Basics series continues at Fiscal Fizzle, and today I will be discussing all of the basic account types you will need in order to succeed financially. Accounts are important to understand because they form the basis of our interaction with money and allow for containerizing and specializing how each portion of your … Continue reading What Types of Accounts Should I Open?