Winter gets us all down, but don’t pout! This Week in Financial Blunders is here to help distract you from your cabin fever with hilarious stories from all around the world (and Texas). Give it a read!
2015 has already been a very busy news year, with no sign of slowing down. In case you’ve missed the strange, funny or intriguing financial news you crave, check out This Week in Financial Blunders to see what you’ve been missing.
Falling in love, partying, falling out of love, drinking, being drunk in love – pop music covers such a wide variety of topics these days, it’s hard to find a common thread between it all. A disturbing trend has emerged, though: pop songs with horrible financial advice.
The first few weeks of January are great. There’s just one problem: New Year’s resolutions are almost laughably cliché these days because no one follows through with them. We’ve gathered a list of the most common New Year’s resolutions and some helpful hints that should help you stick to your goals.
At Quicken Loans, we’re all too aware of the intricacies of the mortgage process – it’s what we specialize in, after all. But, if you’re entering the home-buying market for the first time, it can be a bit of a struggle to figure out what you should be doing and at what time. Don’t fret! Just in time for the holidays, we here at the Zing blog would like to give you the gift of preparation. Here’s our list of things you might not consider (but you totally should) before buying your home – broken down into phases of the home-buying process.
Getting a mortgage is often referred to as “the mortgage process,” with an emphasis on the “process” part. It’s not a one-and-done type of event (as much as we all want it to be), but getting preapproved can set you up for success. When you get preapproved you get a beautiful document called a preapproval letter, also known as your PAL. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s nail down the preapproval basics.
Debt is a pain – on your mind and your wallet. Medical debt can be even more daunting because it involves your health! Follow these tips and learn how to manage your medical expenses from start to finish.
It’s getting close to that special time of year: for one day in autumn we all line up to get a treat. No, not Halloween – we’re talking about Election Day! Local elections are important, and they could directly affect your income, taxes or financial planning. Follow these simple steps to make sure you’re on top of the election in your area.
“Variable income” is a bit of a cover-all term for those who don’t have a typical, salary-based income. It’s an ambitious and challenging lifestyle to have because it requires you to balance your job and your long-term finances. If you’re one of the many workers living on a variable income, or you’re considering it, we’ve got some financial tips to make your life a little bit easier.
The news is blowing up with heavy stories, but don’t let the big stories distract you from the financial blunders around the world. This week in financial blunders we take a look at Tracy Morgan’s troubles with Wal-Mart, the World Bank, and a social media nightmare in Hong Kong.