Archive for the 'Financial Management' Category
"You may be able to get a small loan from family or friends, and you can always apply for a credit card. But, there's another option to consider that comes with certain advantages — and that option is a personal loan. While personal loans have gotten a bad rap, they can offer a predictable way to borrow money," writes Holly Johnson (photo, left) at BusinessInsider.com
"Dipping your toe in stock markets for the first time is intimidating, even for those of us who consider ourselves financially savvy. But other than paying a financial specialist for advice, what other options are available?" asks Megan Ellis (photo, left) in a piece at MakeUseOf.com.
"Luckily, there are a variety of stock market games and simulators available for users to get a feel for the industry. And best of all, most of them are free.
"Games are often used to educate children — but there are also games that can teach adults a lesson or two. From simulators that feel incredibly realistic to user-friendly games, here are five stock market games that will prepare you for the real thing."
"Patrice C. Washington, author of Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man, says the lies we tell ourselves about money might be contributing to those balances," writes Libby Kane (photo, left).
"Washington says that wealth "has 100% nothing to do with money."
"Below, she outlines eight common money lies that could be keeping us in debt: . . ."
"'It's not taught in high school," Bob Gavlak [photo, left], CFP and wealth adviser with Strategic Wealth Partners in Columbus, Ohio, told Business Insider. "You get taught about parabolas and Venn diagrams in high school, but you don't get taught about taxes and budgeting and credit cards and mortgages, which would be much more helpful to your long-term personal success."
"And then, he pointed out, we tend not to learn financial literacy in college or at work. When are we supposed to pick it up?"
Author bio – Ms. Quinn "is an experienced personal finance writer and her work has appeared on WSJ.com, Huffington Post and Slate. She is also the former Managing Editor of Mint.com."