Last week, the Federal Reserve Board voted to raise their benchmark interest rate a quarter of a point so it will sit between .5 and .75%. It’s big news because it affects the majority of instruments you use for daily and monthly finances. Every loan you have that isn’t a fixed rate is affected by the increase and probably the most important change will be on your credit cards.
Most people’s New Year’s resolutions are obvious. Sorry, but it’s true, even if it would take me three guesses.
The 10 most common resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, spend less, get healthier, live life to the fullest, help others, live your dreams, spend time with family, quit smoking and fall in love.
They’re so common because they’re difficult to do for an entire year and every January you have the opportunity to give it another go. Well, 2017 will be different. Your resolutions may not be, but accomplishing them will. Read more
Our finances are at times distracting because of their complexity, their details or the feelings of urgency they create. This is especially true of your credit cards with their high interest rates and what seems like ever-increasing balances.
If your financial picture seems daunting and too big for you to change, it can be good to look at the little things. Even small adjustments can help you achieve your big goals.
Here are three seemingly minor changes that can help make a difference in the long run. Read more