Too many of us are settling for less-than-satisfactory checking accounts. (Just look at the folks complaining on Twitter!) We’re still forking over so many bank fees. The average American forks over $360 a year in overdraft fees alone, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That doesn’t even account for ATM network fees, monthly maintenance fees, minimum balance fees… you get the point. In reality, there are a ton of free checking account options out there; you just might not be looking in the right places (ahem, online banking!). No need to spend hours researching, though. We did that for you. 8 Best Free CheckingRead More →

If you’ve ever suspected that it’s more expensive to fly on certain days of the week than others, your hunch is right. The cheapest days to fly are… drumroll… Tuesday and Wednesday. Fewer people want to fly on those days because they don’t fit the typical Monday-through-Friday work schedule. So, airlines discount tickets on those days slightly. That’s the short answer. But there’s much more to consider when booking a plane ticket so you’re sure to get the best deal. Cheapest Days to Fly, Explained A 2019 study by the travel site found what every study before it had: You’ll pay less for airfareRead More →

Whether you’ve been selling on Amazon for years or you’re just starting your journey there’s always something you can do to up your game. There are always ways to improve your skills and increase your profits no matter what level you’re at. If you’re active about seeking out tips and tricks to work on your Amazon skills it’s likely that you’ve suffered from overwhelm at some point. There are tons of articles out there with thousands of tips to try out. It’s easy to get confused and decide to just keep doing what you’re doing because you don’t know what to try first. Should youRead More →

If you’ve started your own company — or you’re considering the move — you’ve likely marveled at the logistics required to pull it off. How do taxes work now? What about health insurance? And when you become a business owner, your banking needs change. Since vetting banks probably isn’t how you want to spend your time when you’re self-employed, we did the leg work for you and found the five best banks for small business owners. Wait, How Did We Pick the 5 Best Banks for Small Businesses? There are several angles you could take to determine the best bank offers, depending on the businessRead More →

Starting a personal business can be both fulfilling and challenging at the same time. In some cases, you might be relying on your finances to start your business. However, failing to plan for your investments carefully can have detrimental effects on your business plan. It is essential that you have an elaborate financial plan that will set you on the path of success. Instances of business credit card misuse can curve you open, leaving you exposed to debts and all kinds of lawsuits from your lenders and banks. Well, if you’re looking forward to starting a personal business endeavor, here are some of the commonRead More →

It’s no secret that the cost of education has skyrocketed in America and continues to be a core issue with which politicians, educators, activists and students grapple. The average total tuition and fees plus room-and-board charges in 2018-19 for an in-state, public four-year college was $21,370, according to a College Board report. How are students paying for that? With student loans. Lots of student loans. Outstanding student loan debt rose to $1.46 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve. While we can advocate for change within and outside of the political system, we must play ball in the meantime —Read More →

  I would consider myself pretty healthy. I’m 37 years old 5’5” 160lbs, I don’t smoke, do drug, drink occasionally and exercise a few times a week. I don’t do anything considered extreme by any means. But lately (last 2 years to be exact) my body fat percentage has been rising. For my height and age the normal body weight percentage is should be 25-31% as acceptable. Body Fat Percentage Categories Classification Women (% Fat) Men (% Fat) Athletes 14-20% 6-13% Fitness 21-24% 14-17% Acceptable 25-31% 18-25% Obese 32% + 25% + Last year I was 28% body fat and this year I was at 29%Read More →

An investment is a good way to increase your earnings and secure your future. However, before you pour capital into a business, you need to do a risk assessment to make sure that the investment is worth it. For example, if you want to invest in a paper writing company, you need to make sure that your investment is going to yield returns by learning as much as you can about the business before you make your move. This article will help you make an informed decision when you want to invest in a writing company or start a writing business. Some factors to considerRead More →

The easiest ways to make money are often not very lucrative, and the most lucrative gigs usually aren’t very easy. Hark, a middle ground: getting paid for everyday activities. Walking, eating, watching TV and even sleeping can be monetized. Individually, the apps or side jobs that pay you to do these things may not pay much, but we are complex creatures capable of pairing up these tasks — and gaming the system. That’s right. You can be getting paid to walk your neighbor’s dog while racking up miles for a step-counter app and getting paid for listening to a podcast, all at the same time.Read More →