How Panel Beaters Repair Hail Dents

We’re a country of extreme weather and every now and then hail makes an appearance, causing most Aussies to cry on the inside (or on the outside if the damage is extensive enough) – because when the weather storms hail, it storms hail. No tiny pieces of ice here, a hail storm can mean golf … Read moreHow Panel Beaters Repair Hail Dents

Can I Get a Loan If Declared Bankrupt?

Being declared bankrupt can be a major life event and it can have a dramatic impact on your finances for the foreseeable future. Don’t panic though – it is possible to get a loan after being declared bankrupt and there are many people who fully recover financially after bankruptcy. How long does bankruptcy last? Generally, … Read moreCan I Get a Loan If Declared Bankrupt?

What Your 2019 Budget Needs to Include

The b word, again! Gross. I recently wrote about your need for a budget, but I got to thinking that while I’ve established why you need a budget I didn’t exactly cover how to create a budget or what your 2019 budget needs to have. With that in mind, I thought I would follow up with … Read moreWhat Your 2019 Budget Needs to Include

Worried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings? Read This.

In the last few days, a number of readers have written to The Simple Dollar regarding the recent downturn in the stock market. Here are a few of those notes, starting with one from Dave: 45 years old, aiming to retire at 62. I have been in the aggressive portfolio in my 401(k) since signing … Read moreWorried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings? Read This.

9 Simple Money Moves to Make Before the New Year

The calendar has reached the final month of the year, giving you just days to make some year-end financial moves. These strategies can help lower your risk of identity theft and give you a better picture of your financial health. None of them should take long — you can probably knock them out during the … Read more9 Simple Money Moves to Make Before the New Year

What Causes Insurance Premiums to Rise? Online Resources Examine Multiple Factors

If you reside in Canada today, you probably wonder how the recent legal changes permitting the use of recreational marijuana will impact your auto insurance premiums. A recent survey reported some 91% of Canadians held concerns about this issue. As a demographic group, Millenials felt even more uncertain over the outcome of the new legislation … Read moreWhat Causes Insurance Premiums to Rise? Online Resources Examine Multiple Factors

Questions About Crowdlending, Prayer, Christmas Trees, Chess, Beans, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Investing for child’s future 2. Crowdlending investments 3. Shorter workweek thoughts? 4. Struggling to improve at work 5. Last minute holiday gifts 6. … Read moreQuestions About Crowdlending, Prayer, Christmas Trees, Chess, Beans, and More!

Dream House Project List Free Printable

Hello friends! I am so excited about this post! Whether you are just now in the process of buying your first home, or you’ve been in your home for years, or even if you are just renting, the chances are that you have big dreams and plans to make your house the dream home. I … Read moreDream House Project List Free Printable

The case for separate (but combined) finances

In the world of personal finance, the subject of how couples share (or don’t share) their money comes up time and time again. It’s no surprise. After all, money problems are a leading cause of divorce. But for some reason, the concept that “personal finance is personal” doesn’t always factor into people’s opinions about combining … Read moreThe case for separate (but combined) finances

Three Things I Learned From My Estate Planning Lawyer Everyone Should Do

My estate planning lawyer said something interesting before I decided to hire her. “People who aren’t rich might need estate planning more than rich people because they might not be able to afford to pay probate fees in the case of an untimely death.” Leave it to the US court system to make the distribution … Read moreThree Things I Learned From My Estate Planning Lawyer Everyone Should Do