How Different Cultures Deal with Cash

Saving money or taking loans might be common practices for us but they are also distinctly unexciting. In fact, there’s not much about finance that is noteworthy at all. In other places around the world, however, dealing with money has given rise to a range of interesting and unique practices. This infographic from Budget Direct illustrates and explores just some of these. Like how in Kenya, Harambee (meaning “pull together”) sees communities who can’t normally get access to credit come

Spring Cleaning Your Credit Report

Spring can be the time to get your financial house in order by examining your credit report to remove any information that might not belong. Perhaps your address has changed. Or there are financial accounts you didn't open. Correcting your credit report can be easier than cleaning out your closet. If you spot something that you want to fix, the improved Experian Dispute Center makes it easier than ever. Now you can submit disputes from your smart device or desktop.

Shopping on Black Friday and other Sale-Days

Sales are great moments to buy, especially if you’re looking to get something expensive. However, you require a good buying strategy and a pinch of common sense to get the very most out of your purchases. Many feel tempted to buy a multitude of cheap items, and let me tell you that it isn’t always a smart move, and neither is buying stuff from unknown brands just because they’re heavily discounted. Another problem altogether is that sometimes we fall for the impulses—We buy a lot

Win $10,000 on Monday playing Swag IQ!

On Monday, February 26th, Swagbucks is putting up over $10,000 that you can win playing fun trivia games! SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play on your phone!  Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app! In celebration

Making Money from Home

No more than two decades ago, working from home was far-fetched at the very least, and usually ended up as nothing more than a dream. The internet has rendered this possibility more than viable – this day and age, people shouldn’t be limited to a single source of income. These legitimate ways to earn money from home take a little bit of courage, dedication and thinking outside of the box. Getting rid of stuff First of all, let’s talk about clutter: it’s there, it’s terrible, you know

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in February

Want an extra boost to your budget in February??  If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral this month. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.  When you sign up through
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