In one of my favorite Ted Talks, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. Individuals were divided into a rigged game of Monopoly where groups were divided into a group of rich players and a group of poorl players. As the game went on, the “rich” players[…]
Ever since the disaster of not playing the lottery and missing my chance to win $350 million, I’ve thought about what I would do if I won a million dollars. The commercials for the lottery say that all I need is a “little bit of luck” or “a dollar and a dream” and I’ve had both. So, putting my luck and my dreams together, I’ve come up with my very exacting plans for what I would do if I had a million dollars. My long lost great aunt Bertha who I haven’t seen since I was a baby passed away – follow along here. In memory of my cuteness as a baby she left me a million dollars and left enough money to pay the taxes on it as well. So I’m now flush with a million dollars in cash. After nearly fainting and screaming, my heart has slowed down enough to allow me a breathe and think of what I’m going to do. […]
There are literally thousands and thousands of iPhone apps available which cover a huge range of tastes and requirements. They vary from jokes, games and social networking availability through to serious business applications enabling trade on the Stock Exchange and a virtual office.
Somewhere in the middle are potentially hundreds of very useful money saving apps which are suitable for everyone. Some are offered free of charge but others, although chargeable, will offer savings far above the initial cost of the app or the annual subscription fee. […]
This is an article by Shane of BeatingBroke.com as part of the Yakezie Blog Swap. This swaps’ topic is “What motivates you to be financially responsible.”
Motivation is a funny thing. It’s a word that we give to many things, all of which are things that drive us to do something. Often, when someone is particularly good at something, or, succeeds at something, we say that person was “motivated”. I like to use a term called Financial Intentionality. What it really boils down to is that our intentions for our money are what give us our motivation. They are what drive us to earn, save, and spend that money. […]
If you’re lucky enough to be able to sacrifice some of your income to put in savings, you might not necessarily be thinking about what the money will one day be used for. If you’re sitting there reading this and you do have money in savings, do you already have it earmarked for something? Perhaps you’re saving towards something you need or want to buy, or maybe you’re just saving for a rainy day.
In either of these cases, there will come a time when you need to dip into your savings. Whether it is because you’ve reached the savings goal you set yourself, or you’ve woken up to a particularly rainy day, you’ll need to make the assessment on whether or not it is time to dip into your savings. […]
I know what you’re thinking, not another article on Charlie Sheen. This isn’t an article on Charlie Sheen. Well not really anyway. It’s about the massive power of the internet and Twitter. What’s a personal finance blog doing talking about Twitter? The potential for making lots of money of course! […]
The Credit Loan blog had a very interesting infographic chronicling how the average consumer spend their paycheck. The infographic was compiled from a survey conducted by the Department of Labor.
We like to cry broke, but according to the information, the average family has an income of $62,857 before taxes but spends about $49,067. Not surprisingly, housing costs account for almost 35% of the total amount that the average family spends. Considering that about 66% of households are homeowners, if you sell your home and begin renting, you might realize some savings in this area. […]
You may not know her name, but Amanda Hocking and others like her are riding the comet of digital publishing.
Fed up with attempts to find a traditional publisher for her young-adult paranormal novels, Hocking self-published last March and began selling her novels on online bookstores like Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com. […]
Personal banking is changing, and it is important to stay on top of these changes or you may find that you are paying unnecessary charges or that you are not getting all the benefits available. So if you have not already gone online, go and open a bank account online today.
You may be wondering why you need an online bank account. The answer is that you will be financially better off with one. […]