I love the holidays. Family, fun, time off … somehow everyone seems to be more cheerful this time of the year, which makes me smile. But it also means more parties, entertaining, decorating and gifts. Adding a new house and a baby (and the sleeplessness that comes along with it) to the mix this year, the [...]
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Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic from Quicken Loans
An infographic from the team at Quicken Loans.
This post is from staff writer William Cowie.
I don’t know about you, but talk around the dinner table touched on last week’s drop in the stock market more than once this past weekend. The stock market makes headlines for only one of two reasons: it reached a new high, or it fell. But no matter [...]
Last week, Suba Iyer wrote about factoring in the value of your benefits when evaluating compensation packages. That got me to thinking about the value of my benefits at the work, and so I did a bit of digging.
As it turns out, my employer breaks everything down in terms of deductions from my pay alongside [...]
In his post yesterday, Richard talked about the remarkable decline in savings rates over the years. Inspired by this, I visited the St. Louis Fed’s website where they have an excellent graphing tool that lets you visualize the savings rate over time.
Below you can see a graph of savings rates in the US from 1959 [...]
To all of our readers in (or from) the United States…
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re having a great (and relaxing) holiday.
If you’re on the road, please travel safe. And if you’re heading out for some Black Friday shopping, be sure to get to bed early.
And (if you [...]
There’s no doubt that our furry friends can be costly. Even if your pet has no initial health problems, with age, Fido will undoubtedly run into medical issues at some point. When the end is near, long-time pet owners know just how costly pet healthcare can be.
If you have a pet, chances are you’ve debated [...]
I’ve written in the past about our allowance system. In short, we give our kids $3/month for each year of age, and ask them to split it into three categories. 60% can be spent as they see fit, 30% goes into long-term savings (currently at ING Direct), and 10% is set aside for the charity [...]
Many parents would do just about anything to give their kids the best opportunities in life. In some cases, they’ll even go so far as working extra hours to make sure their children have access to activities, tutors, etc. that can put them ahead.
Given this, one are that worries many parents is the high (and [...]
This is just a quick note to wish you a Merry Christmas. If you’re not celebrating Christmas, then have a great weekend. Either way, be sure to read my list of ten year-end tax moves. You have a week left, so think things over this weekend and then kick it into gear on Monday. [...]
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