Bonds are a type of fixed-income investment that typically provides periodic payments according to a set schedule. Though they generally pay lower amounts than what you might expect from long-term equity (stock) investing, they are widely considered an integral part of any investment portfolio. Why … [Read more...] about The Basics of Bonds
Ways to Save on Going to the Movies at AMC Theatres
Going to the movies might just be my favorite recreational activities, but boy, it sure isn’t the activity for the money-conscious person. Fortunately, however, AMC Theatres, which became the largest movie theater chain following a major acquisition in 2016, offers some worthwhile opportunities to … [Read more...] about Ways to Save on Going to the Movies at AMC Theatres
Capitalize on Class Action Lawsuit Settlements
Large portions of class action lawsuit settlement funds go unclaimed each year. Many affected consumers don't receive notification of settlements, and when they do, the opportunity may come shrouded in legalese. If you glaze over when you hear legal mumbo jumbo, I'm right there with you. For the … [Read more...] about Capitalize on Class Action Lawsuit Settlements
What is a Corporation?
There are two types of corporations, C and S corporations, and C corporations are the "regular" type. Their primary differences lie in the way they are taxed; otherwise, they are very similar. We'll get to the distinguishing features of each, but here are some common denominators. The main … [Read more...] about What is a Corporation?
What is a Partnership?
Two or more individuals who join in a business enterprise—each of whom shares in profits and losses and contributes money, property, and labor or skill—comprise a partnership. There are two forms of partnerships: general and limited. Profits and losses are “passed through” to partners’ personal … [Read more...] about What is a Partnership?
Best Things to Do in LA on a Budget
Each year, I make a trip to visit my family in LA. For several years I lived throughout the region, but when I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for college, I knew it would be for good. Though it’s a wasteland, it's one crowned with jewels that make a trip worthwhile (beyond family, of … [Read more...] about Best Things to Do in LA on a Budget
12 Ways to Check Your Credit Score for Free
In Credit Scores 101, I went over the two main types of credit scores, FICO Score and VantageScore. In this one I provide 12 sites for you to view those scores completely free in minutes. It's wise to know your score and what's affecting it because you can see what areas need improvement. Also, … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Check Your Credit Score for Free
EyeBuyDirect Review: Prescription Glasses on the Cheap
After getting my first-ever eye exam, I nearly shelled out $300 for a pair of attractive eyeglasses frames. Thankfully, I decided to hold off and instead scour the Internet for an affordable (but comparable) alternative. I came upon many suspect sites that didn't seem legitimate enough to be … [Read more...] about EyeBuyDirect Review: Prescription Glasses on the Cheap