Tipping is a simple fact of life in the United States. Well, actually, it’s not that simple. There are a lot of rules to tipping. In reality, it can be quite complicated. If you live in America, you are probably already well-accustomed to paying the extra cost that gets tacked onto everything from meals and beverages to rides and haircuts. Read on to learn 12 Things You Might Now Know About Tipping…
While we recognize the importance of saving, far too many Americans either don’t prioritize saving or simply lack the financial flexibility to create and keep a sufficient savings strategy. Read on for a look at the reasons that so many Americans struggle to save.
The cost of child care remains problematically high for many Americans. The Center for American Progress (CAP) notes that the cost of child care may actually match the cost of college in many U.S. states. This suggests that even the average middle-class family may feel added financial pressure to make ends meet because of this cost. If you’re beginning to think about child care, or you’re already paying for it and you’d like to pay less, read on.
After a long and dreary winter, baseball season is finally underway—just in time for the news that inflation has hit a 40-year high. The salaries of our favorite baseball players are subject to their own sort of inflation. This particular inflation rate towers over the Consumer Price Index (CPI) typically used to quantify inflation. Since […]
Credit unions can be a great alternative to traditional banking. In many ways, a credit union works exactly like a traditional bank, but its emphasis is on improving the financial well-being of its account holders rather than creating a profit on behalf of its investors. But what is a credit union, how does it work, and is it right for you? Read on to find out.
So obviously, in addition to determining where to attend college, many students and families are grappling with the question of how they’ll pay for this enormous expense. Whether you’re a parent with a young child and you’re looking ahead to the not-too-distant future, or you’re a high-school student staring down the barrel of an application deadline, you could use some sound advice on how to finance this important stage in the educational process. So how can you pay for college? What resources are available to help you afford a college degree? And how do you get started? Read on and find out how you can pay your way to and through a great college education.
So you have vintage clothes, antique furniture, and valuable collectibles taking up space in your home? Now may be a great time to sell a few things. How can you get cash for your stuff right now? Well, thanks to the internet. It has never been easier for private individuals to reach potential buyers. Read on to learn more about the best ways to sell your stuff online.
Having a baby is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever do. The average family can expect to spend between $20,000 and $50,000 on childcare costs in just the first year alone. Read on for a breakdown of these costs and some tips on how you can save money.
The home warranty is a popular option among home sellers and buyers. A service contract agreement designed to cover some of the routine maintenance and repair costs of home ownership, the home warranty sounds like a great idea—a prepaid source of protection against the inevitable appliance failures and plumbing mishaps that happen when you own a home. But is a home warranty worth it? Do you actually get your money’s worth out of this arrangement? And how does it really work? Read on and find out if a home warranty is right for you.