Bargain PDA reviews Splash Money 4 Personal Finance Manager for PDA (Palm OS) and writes - ‘Splash Money is a checkbook-type program for the Palm OS. Much like Quicken on your desktop, Splash Money enables your handheld to become a means to help you manage your money. It has functions for creating a budget, managing [...]
Archive for April, 2005
‘If you’re graduating from college, congratulations! Here’s a free graduation gift: five smart money moves for graduates.
Smart Money Move #1: Choose Your Job Carefully
If you’ve chosen your career, remember that a lower-paying job in your field is likely to be a better deal in the long run than a higher-paying job in a field you [...]
‘Mortgage lending by banks slowed slightly in March but there were signs the market for house purchase loans is stabilising somewhat, the British Bankers’ Association said on Wednesday.
Underlying mortgage lending rose 4.5 billion pounds in March, less than February’s 4.8 billion pounds and below the average increase over the last six months of 4.6 billion [...]
‘ Americans weighed down by credit card bills and other financial obligations will have a harder time wiping out their debt under a bankruptcy bill President Bush is poised to sign.
Many debtors will have to work out repayment plans instead of having their obligations erased in bankruptcy court under the law, which will go [...]
‘MORE than two-thirds of Britons expect to be worse off in retirement and will be unable to fund their dream lifestyle, research claimed today.
A survey found 68 per cent of people said they would face harder times after retiring - with many bringing in £10,000 a year less than they think they will need. Despite [...]
‘DO YOU want a good spread of shares without the risks or expense of a fund manager? The straightforward solution is a tracker trust.
A tracker aims to replicate an established index of shares, rather than use a fund manager who selects a range to outperform the market. There is still a risk, as the whole [...]
Jeremy over at The Wealthy Blogger posts some good Debt Consolidation Tips:
‘Debt consolidation is a concept that most people are aware of and often is a good idea. Basically when consolidating your bills or loans, you combine the total amount owed and make a single monthly payment instead of many smaller payments through out the [...]
USA Today is running a six week Financial Diet Series.
Week one has some great ‘getting started’ tips and articles.
‘Good-looking, slim, tall people tend to make more money than their plain-Jane counterparts, according to a study released this month by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, with researchers finding that beautiful people tend to earn 5 percent more an hour than their less comely colleagues.
After variables like education and experience are factored out, [...]
‘Waikiki is flush with tourists. New high-rise condominiums are changing Honolulu’s skyline and jobs are plentiful. Property values have skyrocketed, with even modest homes now costing $550,000, and property taxes are at record levels. But amidst all that wealth, Honolulu is strapped for cash and making significant budget cuts.
“We’re in a serious situation here. We’re [...]