Have You Ever Complained to a Company Just to Get Free Stuff?

A few years ago, I received a $5 gift card in the mail from a major fast food company. Enclosed with the gift card was a letter from the company following up with a recent complaint that I had made. The gift card was an apologetic gesture to keep me as a customer. At the time, I was thrilled! I was working over 60 hours a week between 2 low-paying...

Information Matters: 5 Best Places to Receive the Latest News of the Financial Industry

The internet is full of information of every kind. On one hand, this is a good thing but it can quickly become overwhelming. Sometimes, you don’t know which sources to trust. When it comes to financial news and stock market developments, it becomes especially important that you get accurate, up to date information. If you like to keep an eye on the markets and economy, here are five news sources...

6 Ways to Protect Your Money from Economic Instability

There are very few things that are certain in life. Along with death and taxes, you can always count on inflation. Economic factors like inflation and economic collapse can quickly erode the value and purchasing power of your money. While we have enjoyed no more than 1.6 percent inflation annually over the last five years, it won’t stay that way forever. Here are six ways that you can protect your...

The Pros and Cons of Stock Market Investment

Investing on the stock markets is a form of investment that continues to prove popular. The risks are there but the potential rewards can dwarf those on offer via traditional saving and other, less safe methods. As another year draws to a close, a number of potential investors will be considering whether or not to get involved with the markets themselves. As always, there are arguments for and against taking...

Why Debt Is So Stressful

You look at the bills piled up on the counter then compare what you need to pay out to what’s currently in your bank. You’re short again and it’s becoming a bit of a struggle. Being in debt means always being cognizant of your situation and the stress starts to take over your life. Before you know it, you’re looking for an escape and it may not always be the...