Forex trading has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years due to the advent of Internet. There was a time when people who were interested in forex trading had to go to special places to start trading as information was not easily available to everyone. However, these days everyone has access to all the information at the click
So in December the Fed hiked rates 0.25%. Now you want to know how this should effect your investing strategy. The short answer is that it shouldn’t. If you do anything differently because of the rate hike, you are over-reacting. The Fed rate hike, however, might have some impact on you. Let’s really quickly go over what a rate hike is
I ran across a really common objection to fully funding your 401(k): Disregard a terribly common bit of advice about your 401(k). This is certainly one of the more well written version of this objection, but it’s not new. Boil the article down though and really it’s the common whine that if you put money into a 401(k) you
Researchers into the human condition have often found that too much choice is not good for modern consumers. An overabundance of options can often lead us to take the simplest options, and in many cases, simplest does not equal best. The truth is that, sometimes, less really is more.
When you have 300 different types of anything, even simple decisions
It’s that time of year again. Tax season! (I’m not sure why I find it so exciting, but it evidently has something to do with being the sort of person that would rather sit writing for a personal finance blog rather than watching TV, playing video games, or participating in underground Lucha Libre matches.) It seems like a good
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax sheltered account that allows you to buy healthcare with pre-tax dollars. They have to be glued to a high-deductible health plan. They’re really all the rage in personal finance circles. It’s easy to see why. Anything that transfers financial control over your life from business, government, or whomever to you usually gets
As we’re gearing up for election season it seems like a good time to remind everyone what unemployment statistics are and how they work. I’ve heard entirely too much uninformed discussion on the subject. First off, regardless of your party affiliation you should take a moment and realize that the economy is doing good right now. The economy is
Over the past seven or eight years, right across the world, many people have felt the negative effects of the fallout from the international banking crisis. Although such a drastic downturn thankfully doesn’t happen all that often, the ebbs and flows of the financial world mean that economic downturns of different shapes and sizes do come along quite regularly.
Small businesses are one of the most important aspects of the overall economy in the UK. There are many people who are interested in starting their own business. Every year, there is a Small Business Saturday where people are encouraged to go out in to their local communities and help local companies succeed. Here are several reasons why this