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Bankruptcy promises freedom from your debt, but it comes at a high cost. The economic impact and stigma of a debt discharge can be long-lasting and take years to overcome. It’s possible to rebound from bankruptcy, but it requires patience and a solid strategy to rebuild your financial health.
We’ve all been there, in a store after a terrible day and something fun catches our eye. You know at that moment that you just have to have it. Or perhaps you are the “drink a bottle of wine and surf Amazon at midnight” type. Whatever the case may be, impulse buying happens to everybody at one point or another. Sometimes impulse buys turn out to be excellent decisions, and other times they leave us shaking our heads and clutching…
When a financial emergency happens, emotions can take over and stress levels can skyrocket. Coping with an unexpected financial burden is not easy, but you can do things to take control of the situation. Our list of essential steps to take in a financial crisis can help you navigate your short-term needs and plan for long-term recovery.
Budgets are a fantastic tool. They can shed light on your financial health and habits and are often considered a non-negotiable first step in financial planning and wellness. Yet, for some, traditionally, budgeting is a frustrating chore that requires a lot of effort without leading to lasting change. If you’ve given budgeting an honest try and still feel it doesn’t work well for you, then an anti-budget could be the solution worth exploring.
Every decade is known for its unique stamp on popular culture. What would the 1970s be without bell-bottoms? Can you picture the 1990s without boy bands? While these trends may go in and out of fashion, we tend to think of the financial industry as a timeless mainstay of American life. However, while certain economic principles are timeless, there have been plenty of defining money trends throughout the decades.
The first full decade of adulthood is an exciting time. With their teen years in the rearview mirror, 20-somethings get to experience a new sense of freedom and independence as they tackle the real world on their own. This time also comes with many overwhelming firsts, like entry-level jobs, big-ticket purchases, new living expenses, investments and debts.
In 2017, a humble brasserie in Bourges, France, received its first Michelin star. The restaurant’s clientele of construction workers and locals struggled to get their regular seats as the Bouche à Oreille was overrun with demand for its (deeply satisfying) $15 homemade beef bourguignon. Sadly, it turned out to be a mistake. The real winner of the star was the Boutervilliers Bouche à Oreille near Paris, and Michelin eventually corrected the mistake on their website. Asked whether she was disappointed…
Perhaps you are considering a debt settlement program or could be in the process of completing one. You might be wondering what life will be like after you finally pay off all your enrolled debts.
What is digital banking and why do we need it? When traditional banking is combined with the internet and smartphone apps, digital banking is born. Banking services that are available online make banking simpler, faster and more convenient.