When it comes to debt, you always have two options: pay now or pay later. Here’s why you should always choose pay now.
Archives for 2014
How would you react if I told you that for the next 2 hours, we were going to watch a documentary on Investing 101? I imagine that most of you wouldn’t be all that excited. In fact, some of you might already be clawing and scratching your way to the nearest exit to avoid the […]
Juniper Networks (JNPR) decided to part ways with its CEO of just one year. In an announcement on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the company stated it was naming Rami Rahim, a longtime executives, as the new CEO. It replaced Shaygan Kheradpir after a short tenure. His lack of leadership and the mishandling of a customer […]
As the holidays approach, many people are making plans to take time off, spend quality time with family, and eat loads of delicious food. Sounds good, right? However, many college students and young professionals can often find themselves stranded during the holidays, unable to afford going back home for the holidays to be with family. I […]
Here is a look at frugality in your life and how to figure out how frugal you need to be in order to achieve financial success.
President Obama has been a champion of helping people who have been burdened by student loan debt, but a lot of people are having trouble finding out about the new program he created to help students in debt. The Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program, which people are searching for, is technically called the Pay As […]
Last week, I discussed the mistakes I made in college and what I’d do differently. While I would do those things differently, they are part of my story now. I’ve become older and wiser and look back on my college years with fresh eyes. I made my fair share of mistakes, but I also did […]
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln My first job after graduating college was in a small commercial finance branch. I was mainly tasked with selling personal loans and auto loans, and collecting on past due accounts. This involved peddling up to 36% […]
To manage tax and to make sure portion of your income drained as tax is low is a major issue for the young adults with their limited earning. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service offers a number of deductions, credits and other tax breaks that have particular appeal to those in their 20s. We have mentioned […]
You’ve got your college degree (and the student loans to go along with it!). Now you can’t find a job. Here’s what to do.
Did you know that how you contribute to your 401k matters when it comes to getting the most money from your employer? You’ve heard the saying “take advantage of your employer’s matching contribution because it’s free money”, but are you taking advantage of all of it, or are you leaving some on the table? You’d be […]
Many college students tend to live a frugal life, but there are other ways to keep from having to take out more student loans than you need.
College is supposed to be the time of your life. However, there are things I would do differently now. Here are the mistakes I made.
Yahoo! (YHOO) shares have increased to $42.50 from $36.14 since July 3, 2014 when we recommended investors look at buying them based on the value that the Alibaba (BABA) IPO could unlock. Yahoo recently reported its 3Q14 and following a solid performance in a tough market, we wanted to update our valuation and commentary on […]
There’s often a debate between earning more vs. saving more. In reality you should be doing both. Here’s why.
Taking a full load of college classes can make it difficult to find work. Here are unique and flexible ways to make extra money in college.
Last week, both Hyatt Hotels Co (NYSE:H) and Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) were upgraded by analysts at Macquarie and SunTrust, respectively. Price targets of $65 for Hyatt and $26 on Hilton shares indicate upside of 19% for each stock from Thursday’s closing price. In addition, Hilton was moved to “Top Pick” by JMP Securities on […]
Here are the five types of people that you shouldn’t take investment advice from because they’ll likely lead you in the wrong direction.
Every college student should know how to be good at sales before they graduate college so that they can be successful after graduation.
The last thing you worry about when you are in college is your credit, and unfortunately that means when you join the workforce and get ready to start living, you start realizing why that was probably one of the worst things you could have neglected. There is no reason for me to remind you of […]
Diebold’s products are used almost every day by people across the world. Diebold is best known as the manufactures of ATMs. It is in the midst of a turnaround that could generate value for investors. It is not a sexy story, and that has left it under covered. Often in those circumstances, investors can find […]
If you find yourself, like me, scared to invest in yourself and in your future, here are some tips on letting go and getting started.