Category: economy

  • Passive Investing Should Be Boring

    If you’re a passive investor that’s looking to grow your nest egg long-term, how often should you be checking your portfolio? Since many people have a loss aversion bias that can cause overreactions to negative news, should you just be blissfully unaware, or be looking at your stocks every day? The answer is depends… Read…

  • How to Protect Yourself From Gas Pump Skimmers

    Gas-pump card skimming continues to be a concern during the pandemic, as fraudulent payment transactions jumped 23% year over year in 2020, according to Forbes. Here’s what you need to know about how the scam works, and why you should avoid paying with a debit card when fueling up. Read more…

  • Avoid Paying These Car Dealership Fees

    If the thought of negotiating the fees for a new car at a dealership makes you break out in hives, remember that research is your best friend. Before you shop, know which fees you have to pay, which ones you can negotiate, and which ones you can avoid altogether. Read more…

  • Know Your COVID Mortgage Forbearance Rights

    A new CFPB report says that some mortgage lenders have failed to follow the law on mortgage forbearance during COVID. Lenders have misled borrowers about their rights, imposed unauthorized penalties, and wrongfully evicted tenants. Here’s what you need to know, and how to report an unscrupulous lender. Read more…