“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.
While looking into some different college savings options, I came across Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) and Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) accounts. So what are these accounts, and are they a good choice for your child's education fund? Let's take a look.
From tools and cameras to jewelry and pets, renting just about anything seems to be gaining popularity. When deciding if renting an item instead of buying it makes financial sense, consider the 3 C’s: cost, convenience and coverage.
I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.
USA Today points out that computerized trading is a big part of Wall Street these days. However, it’s not just these major players that are seeing this type of computerized trading. Individual investors can also take advantage of this type of investing with the help of autopilot programs that make the investing decisions for you.
It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.
With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.
The Big Apple, Gotham, The City That Never Sleeps – whatever you call it, New York City is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their life. The trouble is that visiting New York City can potentially put a damper on your bank account. I recently visited a few friends and family in Brooklyn and actually managed to come out under budget. It’s possible to eat, drink, explore and shop in New York for a reasonable price, so follow this guide for my best tips.
Some Michiganders aren't impressed after three giant retailers announced that for the first time, they would open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to stay competitive during tough economic times.
My first time leasing a car was a bad experience, although I learned valuable lessons that helped me when it came time to lease again. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you’re considering leasing a car, take a look at the pointers I have before you make any decisions.