Saturday, November 26, 2011

Types of Credit Cards

I have posted on several occasions about the benefits of getting a credit card, but there are a lot of credit cards out there.  I stress reward credit cards because I am blogging about making money and an easy way to make money is to get paid for your normal expenditures.  There are a few different types of credit cards though which I will go through.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

All About Inflation

I'm not sure how many young adults really grasp the idea of inflation.  Most people who impulsively spend probably don't need to worry as much about inflation as those who save, but hopefully you have read some of my other posts and agree that it is beneficial to budget and keep some money for the future.

The unfortunate thing is that inflation will eat away at your savings.  I'll first explain some of the basic reasons why we have money before going into detail about inflation.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Individual Retirement Account

The Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a general term for retirement plans that give tax advantages for retirement savings.  I posted a very funny and educational video about it in September but I haven't really said much about ways to save for retirement other than the 401k.  So here I will talk about the two most common IRAs: traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Market

What do people mean when they talk about "the market?"  When they say the market is up 200 points, what exactly are they referring to?  If you hear this terminology, but never knew exactly what it referred to, this is the post to read.