The personal finance channel at Bright Hub wants to help you make the most of your dollar. From the basics of budgeting to how to use online technology to track your expenses, you’ll discover a wealth of articles devoted to helping you understand the ins and outs of growing your personal finance. A team of financial professionals and technical writers will provide FAQs and tips as well as honest and detailed software reviews of the latest personal finance and tax software programs such as Quicken and Turbo Tax.
Imagine this scenario: You embark on the search for your ideal car or home. Upon finding it, you excitedly go through negotiations and financing only to discover the monthly payments are well beyond your reach.
Health sharing plans or health care sharing ministries (HCSM) allow members to obtain medical care without participating in a high overhead health insurance plan. Do plans like these really work and what do you need to be aware of when considering a HCSM? Read on to find out.
Whether you have a great employee sponsored health plan or have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), you’ve likely run into a lot of mysterious terms that insurance companies like to throw around. This guide will shed some light on some of the more common insurance terms.
Many employers are moving to high deductible health insurance plans to save on costs. What is the best way for a consumer to manage a high deductible plan and get the most bang for the buck? Read on to discover some tips on making the most of your health plan.
The tiny house movement is sweeping the nation. Tiny homes are as small as 100 square feet and can be an ideal solution for someone choosing a minimalist lifestyle who wants to save money while living in an area that has a high cost of living. But are they a good investment?
Many Americans have not saved enough for retirement, or their savings have been hurt by the recent recession. Many more simply are not ready to quit working. What do you plan on doing in retirement? What will you be able to do? Is retirement as we know it changing?
No one likes to think about the end of their life, but it can be easier to manage if you know that your spouse will be taken care of when you pass on. There are six steps you can take to ensure that your spouse has all the tools they need to manage their finances.
Sure, you could just keep throwing your money into any old savings account, but if the interest rate you earn is lower than inflation, you could be losing money on your savings! Instead, consider a money market account, CDs or savings bonds.
Your credit card is safe in your wallet, but your statement shows you recently spent $900 on online games. How did your credit card information get stolen? Learn about how scammers target your information, and what it means for you.
One of the only ways to have student debt forgiven is through the death of the borrower. However, this is not always true, especially in the case of private loans. Parents and spouses of deceased loved ones may also have to watch out for tax hits on forgiven loans.
Many of us overindulge over the holidays leaving us with a few extra pounds to lose. Another common problem is over-spending, not just around the holidays, but all the time. Could you afford to put your budget on a diet? Learn why you should consider a “no-spend” month.
Many people today face huge obstacles to the classic American Dream: financial stability and home ownership. However, young adults seem surprisingly optimistic about their likelihood of achieving their financial goals, even as the dream has shifted somewhat.