As we move closer to becoming a cashless society, reaching for the plastic has become more ingrained in societal norms. However, there are many times when it’s better to say “debit” than “credit.” Let’s look at some purchases you should never put on a credit card. photo by cafecredit A New Car For some people, … Continue reading Purchases You Should Never Put on a Credit Card
Thanks to the internet, the world is now connected. People can contact their friends and relatives in distant places and also get to know all that’s happening in different parts of the world in real time. While the internet has greatly aided people to communicate with loved ones, it has also provided an opportunity for … Continue reading Important Tips on How You Can Make Money Online
For many banks, dealing with millennials and their expectations is a challenge. Whether it’s because they move more often or because they are more frequently dissatisfied, many millennials tend to switch banks quite frequently. Millennials also expect top-notch online banking options so they can access their bank details from anywhere they want and as quickly … Continue reading Banking on Millennials: Second Chance Banking and Digital Expectations
One of the world's most successful investors, Warren Buffet, achieved his success through borrowed money. Surprised? You should be. In previous letters to shareholders, Buffet has claimed that it's not a good idea to use borrowed money or debt to pay for stocks. However, it's hard to take this advice seriously when the person giving … Continue reading Borrowing to Invest: Can You Win Big with Borrowed Money?
Every year brings new avenues and possibilities onto the horizon. 2017 will undoubtedly be an interesting year with the many changes the world is constantly going through such as the new President-Elect, Donald Trump, stepping into office. The future is uncertain as it has always been and while it may hold fortunes for some, others … Continue reading Financial Planning Advice For 2017
The first post on Fiscal Fizzle was published on February 1, 2009. In four years, the personal finance space in the blogosphere has changed considerably, expanding from a few hundred blogs to literally thousands with more starting up every day. I feel privileged to have been part of the growth of this space and see so many … Continue reading 4 Years of Fiscal Fizzle
Wrapping up my look back on 2012, here's a catch-all post to get you up to speed on all the goings-on of the past year on the blog and in my personal life. All things considered, 2012 was an outstanding year for our family. We were blessed in many ways, had doors opened to new … Continue reading 2012 in Review