Would you like to start 2017 on a stronger financial footing?
It can start with something as easy as saving $1 per week! The concept is simple – each week of the year you save a dollar amount equal to that week. So during the first week of the year, you save $1, then $2 and so forth. By the end of the year, you should have $1378 saved up. Not a fortune in the grand scheme of things, but definitely plenty to start a savings account, offset holiday spending and more!
March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and a good time to remember that this issue is not confined to casinos or people playing the lottery.
A gambling problem can start in the most benign manner, and even people who enjoy free-to-play games may find themselves drawn into spending money when they weren’t planning on doing so to start.
Even people who play the “free” games and are determined not to part with any cash can end up spending money, and it’s not entirely their fault. The games are developed in a manner to take advantage of the way the player’s mind works. They know exactly how to set up scenarios where it is more likely to get someone to say “YES!” to reaching for their wallet.
part three of a four-part series
Many Internet users have turned to shopping and buying online, even though they have concerns about the security of their credit card information and the safety of their personal details. Online purchases are here to stay, and while security of your financial information continues to advance, there are still dangers of which to be aware.
part one of a four-part series
Would you walk up to a stranger on the street and give him or her your name, date of birth, home address, number of children, likes, dislikes and other personal information?
Probably not, but every time you use the Internet, that information is collected and stored in a database. Your personal data is made available for sale to marketing companies, direct Internet sales, and anyone else who wants to target you as a potential customer…or victim of fraud.
Tax time can be stressful as you try to find receipts and get all your documents in a row, so to speak. Thankfully, you no longer have to rely on keeping them in a shoebox and trying to sort them out when you want to complete your return. There are some great options available to taxpayers that can help us get organized and keep stress levels down.
The Internet has opened up a whole world of opportunities to interact with people from all over the world. Unfortunately, the online world has also opened the door for a number of scams and scam artists to try to take advantage of honest people. To avoid becoming a victim, you’ll want to be on the lookout for danger signs.