Finance Globe

U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Chris Bibey is a freelance writer and internet marketing professional located in Pittsburgh, PA.

5 Things to do With Your Next Bonus Check

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Do you typically receive at least one bonus check from your employer every year? Do you often struggle when deciding how to use the money?It’s not always easy to decide how to use a bonus check, but this is a good problem to have. If you need a push in the right direction, here are five ideas to consider:•    Add to your retirement savings: No matter how you do so, you can’t go wrong. From maxing...
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My last bonus check I used as a down payment for a house.
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:34
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How Much Should You Spend on a New Car?

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According to analysts at Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States is hovering around $37,500.Even if you’re willing to spend this much on a new car – or more – it doesn’t mean you should make a foolish financial decision.There are various factors to consider when answering the question of how much you should spend on a new car. Here are a few things to keep in mind:•    The...
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Certainly is a lot to consider when buying a new or pre-owned vehicle. Noticed people commenting about taking 72 month or 84 month... Read More
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:05
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How to Save Money on a Rental Car

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With summer vacation season in full swing, you may find yourself scouring car rental websites in search of the best deal. There are several key steps you can take to save money, thus leaving more cash in your budget for more exciting purchases.•    Book alongside other travel: For example, if you’re also booking a hotel and flight online, consider adding a rental car to the package. By booking everything at once, you’re in best position to...
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Questions to Answer When Seeking a Small Business Loan

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It doesn’t matter if you’re starting or growing a business, there’s likely to come a point when you need a cash infusion.Some companies have enough money in the bank to handle all their financial needs. Others turn to credit cards and investors to get what they need. And of course, many owners understand the benefits of a small business loan.Taking out a small business loan is a big decision that will impact your company in a...
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Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

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Congratulations, you’re under contract to purchase a new home. While you’re not at the finish line yet, you can see it in the distance.If you have a home inspection contingency in your contract, which is something you should strongly consider, you have the right to hire a home inspector to go over the property with a fine tooth comb. Furthermore, if they find something you don’t like, you have the option to back out of the...
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Real good advice! Used a Home Inspector on my most recent residential purchase. Cost was $400 and the findings were useful. The se... Read More
Thursday, 04 July 2019 04:43
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5 Things to Know About Building Credit for the First Time

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Building credit for the first time can be both exciting and stressful. On the plus side, you’re ready to take this big step in your financial life. Conversely, you have some concerns about the moves you’re making and the short and long-term impact.Here are five things to know about building credit for the first time:1. It’s Every Bit as Important as it SoundsDon’t talk yourself into thinking this isn’t important. Even if you don’t need a...
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Work With Your Contractor to Save On Your Project

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Maybe you’re dreaming of a new kitchen. Or maybe it’s time to put an addition on your home. Perhaps you want to finish your basement.Regardless of the home improvement project you’re planning, there may be one thing standing in your way: money.Even if you have enough money to complete your project, it doesn’t mean you want to overspend. It’s likely that you’re still interested in saving money along the way.By working closely with your contractor, you...
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How to Get Out of a Cell Phone Contract: Points of Consideration

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Do you remember the days when every cell phone carrier was clamoring for your business? From a free phone to a variety of monthly perks, they were willing to do whatever it took to make you happy.However, as cell phones became more popular, this all fell by the wayside. Soon enough, carriers were locking customers into long-term contracts.If you’re interested in getting out of a cell phone contract, here are a few things to keep in...
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I have had horrible experience in the past trying to negotiate with cell phone companies. I view them as very very difficult to wo... Read More
Sunday, 30 June 2019 10:52
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What are the Drawbacks of a Secured Credit Card?

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Do you have poor credit? Are you struggling to build a credit history? Do you have concerns about ever qualifying for a credit card?Despite your stress, there are things you can do to put yourself on the right path. For example, a secured credit card comes with a variety of benefits:•    Easier to obtain than an unsecured credit card•    Low fee structure•    Refundable deposit (if you meet the terms and conditions)While these benefits are sure to...
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What are the Benefits of a Short-term Loan?

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With so many types of loans to consider, you should feel confident in your ability to find the one that’s best for you, your finances, and your goals.A short-term loan is often overlooked, but there are times when this is the perfect solution. Here are three of the many benefits associated with this type of loan:•    Lower interest rate: When borrowing money, you always want to know how much you’ll pay in interest. Short-term loans are...
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