After you’ve taken care of the first essential steps, like fixing any errors on your credit report and building a rainy day fund, you can turn to this home buying checklist to make sure you stay ahead of the curve. Here are a few of the most essential and too often overlooked steps of the home-buying process.
Opportunity cost helps you determine, in simple mathematical terms, what you stand to lose by choosing either of your options, providing a scale through which you can understand the values of each choice and make a simple cost/benefit analysis.
Whether it’s having too little or too much, cynical or celebratory, money is always giving us reason to sing. And seeing as Trim is an app that helps people with everyday financial matters, not romance, we figured we’d make a list of the greatest songs ever written about money.
The last four months or so have been plagued with never-ending press about MoviePass’ failing business model, outages and significant changes to service. While we all sit at the edge of our seats watching the plot twists of MoviePass, we wondered, “are subscribers staying tuned for the final scene?” The short answer is, yes.
Summer’s great for vacation and time off, but fall offers plenty of opportunities for anyone who wants to have a fair share of fun without breaking the bank–from classic festivities like fall harvests to more laid-back activities like hiking, there’s no shortage of ways to amuse yourself. Here’s a quick list of cheap (or free!) fall activities for families.
With the new school year right around the corner, the time for back-to-school shopping is once again upon us. Here’s a quick guide on how to save money when embarking on this seasonal shopping spree
If you’re trying to save money on travel in the next year, chances are good that getting a travel rewards card is on your mind. When used with enough frequency and foresight, these cards can be used to save hundreds of dollars on airfare, hotels and ground transportation. But getting a travel rewards card isn’t always the right idea, and when it is, there are so many to choose from.
Your credit score is a three-digit number that potential lenders use to determine your creditworthiness. It’s designed to indicate how likely you are to repay a loan in a timely fashion. A higher score reflects a lower risk of delinquency and gives lenders the confidence they need to offer mortgages, car loans, lower interest rates and higher credit limits.
In an effort to learn more about who is spending on travel and how they’re spending, we dove into the more than 500 million transactions of our users from across the United States. We analyzed travel spending by user location, age, income and credit tier to get a full picture of how travel plays a role in users’ spending habits.
Applying for a credit card has become so easy that it can be done in a matter of minutes. Just visit the card’s website, submit your information and wait for the credit card issuer to get back to you. You should receive a decision within a few days, sometimes even instantly. However, before you apply you’ll want to take careful stock of your credit history and score so that you can maximize your chances of approval.