Personal Finance

Average Millennial Auto Debt Rises in Q2 2019

As we recently learned, this holiday weekend, a great number of Americans will be shopping for new vehicles. While this time of year might offer some strong deals and incentives, it seems that many Millennial car buyers are taking on more auto debt than they have in recent years.  In...

77.5 Million Americans Plan on Car Shopping This Labor Day Weekend

In America, it seems certain holidays become associated with different shopping events — the largest example being the day after (or, in recent years, day of) Thanksgiving sales known as Black Friday. With summer nearing its end one such retail holiday is just around the corner, as Labor Day has...

What Do College Students Know About Credit Cards?

This month, millions of newly-graduated students are setting off to college. For these freshmen, this may be the first time they've left home and will be responsible for making their own day to day decisions — including managing their money. On that note, the personal finance site WalletHub recently released...

Why Focus Groups Can Be a Great Way to Make Extra Cash 3

You may have heard that taking online surveys can be a legitimate way to make a few dollars. Although that's true, the payout you get from many of these surveys is pretty minuscule. However, in some cases, these surveys can lead to something larger and more lucrative: focus groups. Unlike...

Renters Insurance: How Pennies a Day Can Save You Thousands 5

Do you have renters insurance? Have you ever even heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone as surveys have found that less than 40% of those who rent carry a renters insurance policy. When you consider the fact that 95% of home owners have homeowners insurance, it’s clear...

5 Personal Finance Numbers You Should Know (And Tools for Tracking Them) 3

If you've ever watched an episode of Shark Tank, you've probably heard at least one of the show's panelist tell the on-the-spot entrepreneurs that they need to know their numbers. As they explain, these figures can often tell you a lot about the health of a business and knowing them is...

Apple Card Reportedly Approving Some Subprime Applicants

With the highly-anticipated Apple Card rolling out to some iPhone users (with many more to come), we're learning a bit more about the card and some of its unique features. However one of the more interesting stories to emerge so far involves who is getting approved for the new card....

Aspiration vs. SoFi Money: Which Online Banking Option is Better? 4

For those who can live without depositing cash and speaking with in-person tellers, online-only banking options have a lot to offer. Moreover, as the popularity of these offerings continue to grow, competition has brought even more attractive features to consumers. Of course, as a dedicated reviewer and blogger, I'm always...