Author Archives: Corey

When are You Ready to Buy a House?

When are You Ready to Buy a House?

Buying a home is a BIG financial commitment that should not be taken lightly. As with all big decisions in life, the answer to whether you are ready to buy a home is very personal. There are a lot of factors at play and only you can answer this question. This guide will give you the information to make an informed decision. I detail the costs of home ownership (both common and hidden expenses), and also give you key benchmarks to help you make the decision.Continue Reading

Why Lease a Car: Reasons It’s Better than Buying

Why Lease a Car: Reasons It’s Better than Buying

Have you ever thought that you knew what the right financial decision was, only to be convinced the other way? Recently, a friend of mine told me of her desire to lease a car and she wanted my help. Originally, I was a skeptical, telling her that the best financial decision she could make would be to buy a used car, not lease a new car. While I still stand by my decision, I have come to realize that everyone’s situation is different. It may be easy to convince yourself that you have the best solution to a life situation for someone else, but it is much different to make it a reality.Continue Reading

How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts

How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts

Do you find yourself saying that you don’t have enough money? Is it hard to find the pennies necessary to pay the bills? Saving money can be difficult at times for a lot of reasons. Whether it is because you are stuck in contract to lease a car or can’t stop yourself from buying the latest, greatest item, it can be hard to save money. The simple fact is that it is hard to postpone gratification when you get a “high” right now. The important principle in understanding how to save money is that every little bit helps… even your milk money.Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Your Next Move

How to Save Money on Your Next Move

Moving to a new house can be an expensive and stressful process; especially after you have already gone through the process of purchasing a new property, or choosing a new home to rent. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on a move, which can also help to alleviate some of the stress.Continue Reading

Ways to Get Money with Poor Credit

Ways to Get Money with Poor Credit

Loans are looked upon as bad financial moves. However, there are times you’ll need them for personal, business, or family uses that can prove to be beneficial. In recent times, if you have good credit, you are never broke. Unfortunately, not everyone has those high credit scores lenders now want to see. If you have bad credit, there are a few alternative methods to get loans.Continue Reading

The Zen of Shopping: 10 Ways to Quiet Your Impulses

The Zen of Shopping: 10 Ways to Quiet Your Impulses

In our materialistic culture, it’s easy to tempted by the allure of new and exciting products, especially as advertising becomes ever more targeted. Companies know more than ever about our personalities, lifestyles and buying habits, and promote products and services accordingly. This often leads to impulse buys which can result in budgets being stretched too thin. In fact, a CreditCards.com study found that 5 in 6 Americans make impulse buys, while 54 percent of those surveyed have spent $100 or more on something they didn’t plan to purchase.Continue Reading

Conservative Financial Decisions May Be Counter Cultural, But Is It Beneficial?

Conservative Financial Decisions May Be Counter Cultural, But Is It Beneficial?

Hard-nosed investors are accustomed to the ups and downs of high risks investments; and they make adequate preparations to absorb the shocks of loss, just as much as they would instantly cash out on a stock windfall. They have high risks tolerance; and as far as they are concerned, that is what being a wealth-minded investor is all about. No risks, no success summarizes their financial philosophy.Continue Reading

Why You Should Hire a Financial Advisor in your 20s

Why You Should Hire a Financial Advisor in your 20s

Regardless of your situation, there is no better time to learn about how to protect your financial future. If you need assistance, consider a financial advisor. A financial analyst is a coach that is trained to help you meet your goals. There are many reasons why you may want to hire a financial advisor, so consider the ones listed below.Continue Reading

9 Personal Finance Tips Anyone Can Use

9 Personal Finance Tips Anyone Can Use

There is no shortage of advice in the world about how to manage your money. You can find ideas online, by talking to your financial adviser or just while talking with your friends. But some of these suggestions require a great deal of sacrifice or a drastic change in the way you manage your finances. There has to be a happy medium, right? Here are 9 simple tips you can try that won’t cramp your lifestyle or make you feel guilty about your buying decisions.Continue Reading

Chart Analysis For Beginners By Xtrade Europe Expert Traders

Chart Analysis For Beginners By Xtrade Europe Expert Traders

Well the tile might be a little misleading – there are no pie charts in forex, however analytics are a big part of your daily trading routine. At XTrade Europe Academy, daily reports offer a detailed analysis of price points over the course of a 24-hour trading period. The activity is displayed in the form of “Japanese candlesticks” (More info further down) to give you highs, lows and current price levels which you can use for your own trading strategy as well as an explanation of the activity. XTrade Europe and other online trading platforms should offer out these reports twice a day.Continue Reading