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Three Questions to Determine Financial Literacy

A recent Freakonomics podcast listed three questions to determine financial literacy developed by an economist who teaches at George Washington University. They are: Question 1: Suppose you have $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After 5 years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow? A) More than $102. […]

Three Questions to Determine Financial Literacy

A recent Freakonomics podcast listed three questions to determine financial literacy developed by an economist who teaches at George Washington University. They are: Question 1: Suppose you have $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After 5 years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow? A) More than $102. […]

Only 1 in 10 Americans at Peak Financial Health

Here's an interesting post from NerdWallet that says only one in ten Americans is at peak financial health. They determined "financial health" by creating an online survey which "asked more than 2,000 U.S. […]

Only 1 in 10 Americans at Peak Financial Health

Here's an interesting post from NerdWallet that says only one in ten Americans is at peak financial health. They determined "financial health" by creating an online survey which "asked more than 2,000 U.S. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Oct 9

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money had an investment go bad. Big Law Investor covers the three years and out plan. Debt Roundup tells how to save $100 a month. Retire by 40 says you don't have to be the best to win big in life.  Wallet Hacks lists the best cable TV alternatives. Have a GREAT weekend!!! […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Oct 9

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money had an investment go bad. Big Law Investor covers the three years and out plan. Debt Roundup tells how to save $100 a month. Retire by 40 says you don't have to be the best to win big in life.  Wallet Hacks lists the best cable TV alternatives. Have a GREAT weekend!!! […]

Extra Home Ownership Costs Make Renting Look Good

Here are some interesting facts on home ownership costs from CNBC: Often-forgotten and underestimated costs of owning a home — from utility bills to yard care — add an average $9,080 per year to homeowners' tabs, according to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow and service site Thumbtack. The main costs that make up the $9k include: Utilities Maintenance (including yard care) Proper […]

Extra Home Ownership Costs Make Renting Look Good

Here are some interesting facts on home ownership costs from CNBC: Often-forgotten and underestimated costs of owning a home — from utility bills to yard care — add an average $9,080 per year to homeowners' tabs, according to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow and service site Thumbtack. The main costs that make up the $9k include: Utilities Maintenance (including yard care) Proper […]

Top 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes

Investopedia lists the seven most common financial mistakes as follows: Mistake No. 1: Excessive/Frivolous Spending Mistake No. 2: Never-Ending Payments Mistake No. 3: Living on Borrowed Money Mistake No. 4: Buying a New Car Mistake No. 5: Spending Too Much on Your House Mistake No. 6: Treating Your Home Equity Like a Piggy Bank Mistake No. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Oct 2

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details some financial locker room talk.  Bible Money Matters lists five money management principles.  High Five Dad tells a debt story.  The Green Swan offers a guide to figuring out what to do with your retirement fund. Money Boss has a money pit. Have a GREAT weekend!!! […]