Personal Finance – Other Archive

Financial Mythology Gods and Goddesses of Wealth

Many English words associated with wealth are derived from the latin words describing Roman gods and goddesses of wealth. According to United Nations Roma Victrix, three Roman wealth gods named Eventus Bonus, Abundatia and Fortuna …

Understanding how Unemployment Benefits Work

In this era of economic uncertainty, job security isn’t something that can be taken for granted. At any given moment, even the most dependable, skilled employee can be sent packing. Since an income is virtually …

Questions to ask before Donating to a Charity

Before deciding to donate to a charity, there are questions to ask.  Along with legitimate charities, in recent years there have also been many scams popping up. There are over 60,000 new charities created each …

Tips for personal financial success

The world of financial planning can seem tedious, boring and frustrating. Most people enjoy spending money on fun things, not saving it for retirement in forty years. Yet those same people get upset when the …

Why Google Adsense Earnings Differ from Payments

Google’s Adsense program includes a very active help forum where participants express all kinds of problems with their pay. Two of the most common problems involve international accounts and earnings estimates that do not agree …

The Path to becoming a Millionaire

As time goes on the path to becoming a millionaire is becoming easier. More opportunities are being created for individuals who chose to educate themselves beyond the norm. Millionaire status can be achieved in many …

Bernie Madoff from Business Titan to Criminal

Bernie Madoff went from a career high as one of the country’s most successful hedge fund managers and former president of the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) to a low that includes …

Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a future?

When the economy collapsed during the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the U.S. government was required to bail out the housing market to the tune of $187.5 billion. Many in Congress vowed that never again would …

How to Benefit from a Housing Boom

When an economy is experiencing a property boom, GDP growth figures usually rise substantially. A property boom is, therefore, a great source of wealth creation within a country. When demand for property, whether it is commercial and/or …

How teens can earn cash in school

With the advent of the internet, making money is not as difficult as it was for a typical young teen. There are just as many opportunities on the internet as there are in daily life …

Estate planning information and tips

Estate planning is just a way of securing wills and trusts, a durable power of attorney etc. for when you are incapacitated. Although business owners and people with complex financial issues rely on estate planning, …

Electronic Funds Transfer Paper Cheque – No

Are cheques better? Is electronic money transfer better? Well it depends on what you mean by “better” and it depends upon what you are trying to do.There are still some reasons why cheques are better …