Saturday , 18 November 2017


Personal Finance

78% of NFL Players Go Bankrupt Within 5 Years & NBA Players In…

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The average professional athlete in the U.S. will make more in one season than most of us earn in our entire lives yet, despite those staggering salaries, 78% of NFL players, 60% of NBA players and a very large percentage of MLB players (4x that of the average U.S. citizen) file bankruptcy within five years of retirement. Let's take a look at 5 possible reasons why the average athlete is destined to go (quickly) from fame to shame.

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15 Kinds of Insurance Worth Considering

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Most people are familiar with the most common kinds of insurance — home, auto, life, and health insurance but there are many additional insurance policies available for things that are probably not covered by your everyday basic policies. Depending on your risk exposure, additional insurance coverage could be worth the cost. Here are some less well known kinds of insurance you might want to consider.

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Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

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...Should you pay off your mortgage early either by paying extra dollars toward your loan's principal balance or by paying off the rest of your mortgage in one giant payment if you had the opportunity to do so or are there times when not paying off your mortgage early actually makes sense? Not surprisingly, it depends on a host of factors. Here is what you should look at when determining whether paying off your mortgage early is the best choice.

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Study Shows Student Debt Delays Home Buying by Seven Years

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The Student Loan Debt and Housing Report 2017 by the National Association of Realtors and the nonprofit group American Student Assistance shows the obvious: Student debt delays household formation, home buying, and saving. [Here are the details summarized for a fast and easy read].

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Where the U.S. Working Class Can (and Can’t) Afford To Live

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This post provides a visualization of data* from our new True Cost of Living Tool to illustrate how the living conditions of the working class stack up across the country. It’s kind of a big deal because it lets you drill down to a specific city and search through layers of relevant information to understand exactly how much money it takes to live in any given area.

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Need Some Extra Money? Here Are Some “Side Gigs” To Consider

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Side gigs are not exactly second jobs, because they come with a lot more flexibility and leave you in control of your hours and commitment but they can still be invaluable sources of income when you're really in a pinch. If you're ready to start bringing in some extra money, quickly, here are some great places to start.

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