A Financial Breakdown of Car-Sharing

As we previously examined in a blog about commuting, studies have indicated that the annual cost of driving an average car a total of 15,000 miles in 2011 was $8,776. For the budget-conscious, this means a huge bundle of expenses, including fuel, insurance, maintenance and financing…

Every Day I’m (Side) Hustlin’: A Guide to the Side Hustle

Despite the cultural fascination with doing what you love, most of us are working hard on the nine-to-five schedule trying to do our best to manage our finances and time, keep our bills paid, and practice good spending and saving habits. And so, when we…

For Love or Money: Finances & Relationships

The Beatles famously sang “money can’t buy me love” – however, for those of us in search of a romantic connection with someone new, the fact remains: there’s a certain dollars and cents matter-of-factness about the experience of dating and the pursuit of longer-term relationships. Spend Time,…

50 Cent Bankruptcy – A Case Study

In a twist of irony too delicious for much of the internet to ignore, multi-million-selling rapper and Vitamin Water spokesman 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), famous for his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States in recent days. The filing…

Loan Refinancing: A Primer

In a situation where borrowers may be faced with multiple loan obligations or find it difficult to repay a certain outstanding debt, one of the courses of action that is often discussed is loan refinancing. When you hear the word “refinancing,” you might typically think…