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.
Really great article in the New York Times last Friday about what Americans can expect in the upcoming year. Well, what they can expect when it comes to mortgages and home buying to be precise. Overall, the news is pretty good for home buyers, who can expect to get more home for their buck and lenders making getting a mortgage just a little easier as restrictions loosen.
The bottom line is that the stock market and economy are both incredibly complex. It’s impossible to quickly determine its health using just one number, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average does just that. Criticisms aside, it’s used by economists and financial institutions around the world and is likely to stay America’s leading economic indicator.
I’ve received a ton of questions about Bitcoin in the past week or so. Given that most of our Zing readers are financially curious and engaged people, I thought a quick recap of what Bitcoin is and what it might mean could be helpful to some of you.
Fantasy football is a tremendously entertaining, extremely nerve-racking and potentially heart-breaking interactive competition that delivers exactly what the name describes – a fantasy land where you own and manage a team of professional football players. But behind this fantasy, are a few real numbers that might just make you jump out of your seat.
Are you a tech-savvy personal finance fan who’d like nothing more than to get rid of cash and checks? Read on. I’ll examine the most common instances of where money would need to change hands, and what your options are for going cash/checkless. From easiest to most difficult.
It’s easy to dislike change when it happens, like our quickly ending summer, but look at this way: change is a constant. Things will always be changing, much like the financial blunders you see here on the Zing blog: People and corporations will always do dumb things with money, but the means in which they accomplish this is always changing. That’s why this week in financial blunders, we examine three wildly different money mishaps.
This Week in Financial Blunders would like to focus on the bigger failures of organization. See how state benefits and name databases have faltered in the past week.
The next time you withdraw or deposit money from an ATM, be aware that saboteurs may have installed information-stealing devices known as skimmers.
Bitcoin has gotten lots of attention from the press the past few weeks, but what are bitcoins all about? Is it a sound investment? Read on to get a brief overview of the decentralized, digital currency and if it’s worth your money.