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Interest Rates - What Are Interest Rates? Interest rates are growth rates - it is a percentage that is used to calculate how much a loan or investment grows over time. Interest rates are most commonly associated with borrowing money, like a homeowner taking out a mortgage or a government selling a bond. The interest rate is how much extra needs to be paid back in exchange for the loan. Interest rates are also used in savings accounts, … Continue reading Interest Rates
Mortgages - Your home will probably be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime. Buying a home not only saves money on rent, but is a serious asset that can appreciate over time. Since homes are … Continue reading Mortgages
Student Loans - What is a Student Loan? A student loan is exactly what it sounds like – a loan given to students to finance their studies. This is most common for college or university students, but also … Continue reading Student Loans
Planning for Retirement - When should someone start planning for retirement? Fidelity Investments recommends most young people try to save up 2x their annual salary by the time they turn 35, which is a pretty good benchmark to shoot … Continue reading Planning for Retirement
Debit – Credit Cards Without Credit - https://youtu.be/Q2DwhcQbVRs Before Debit Cards Before the 21st century, if you wanted to buy groceries or visit the mall, you had 4 options that you could use to pay, all of which had their own drawbacks: … Continue reading Debit – Credit Cards Without Credit