Steps to Switch Car Insurance Companies

You may be ready to say goodbye to your car insurance company to find a new insurer that offers better rates or customer support, but you might be wondering how to switch car insurance. Switching insurance carriers isn’t difficult, but it takes some planning. Considerations such as coverage, claims experience, discounts and price play a … [Read more…]

A Guide to Prepare for Severe Weather Season

How to Prepare for Severe Weather Season When spring arrives in some parts of the U.S., so does extreme weather like tornadoes and thunderstorms. And as fall and winter approach, many homeowners begin bracing themselves for wildfire season or hurricane season, followed by winter storm season. Although the types and the severity of these extreme … [Read more…]

What is Credit Card Pre-approval?

If you’re like most adults in the U.S., there’s little doubt your mailbox — the snail-mail version — is regularly inundated with credit card offers. The vast majority of the offers declare your pre-selection, or pre-qualification, for its credit card. Even better, some note you have actually been pre-approved for its best offers and rates. … [Read more…]

What Are Secured Credit Cards?

How to establish credit is a common concern for younger individuals. While they may be ready to make their first significant purchases, the lack of any credit often presents a major hurdle. Similar obstacles confront those with the task of rebuilding poor credit history. Thankfully for both groups, a secured credit card allows each to … [Read more…]

Student complaints hit RECORD high last year – find out if you could get compensation

Last year, an ombudsman received the most student complaints they’ve ever had. Here’s an overview of the complaints, plus info on how to complain to uni (and maybe get compensation!). Credit: Koldunov – Shutterstock Let’s face it – it’s not been the easiest couple of years for students. Even before the coronavirus outbreak turned uni … [Read more…]

13 common money mistakes to avoid

Want to know how to be better with money without living like a hermit? Start by avoiding these common financial faux pas and let the good times roll… Credit: TiernyMJ (background), Nednapa (bottom left), Kamulpetra (topright) – Shutterstock Being good at managing your money truly is an art that anyone can master, even the faintest … [Read more…]

Student Loan interest rates will RISE this year – here’s everything you need to know

From September, the interest rate on Student Loans is increasing to 5.6%. Wondering how that’ll actually impact your loan repayments? We’ll explain all… Sorry to break up all the coronavirus news with a story that’s not exactly the most uplifting – but the rise in Student Loan interest rates isn’t quite as bad as it … [Read more…]

9 ways to make money from watching videos

If you ever find yourself wishing you could get paid to watch videos online, we’ve got some very good news – you can. Here’s how… Credit: Luis Molinero, FOGS – Shutterstock Making money from watching videos is a LOT easier than you might think. And, considering you’ll likely be spending plenty of time watching films, … [Read more…]