11 Things You Need to Read This Week

Keeping track and managing your finances can be an ongoing struggle. Here at BestCashCow we do our best to ease this task for you. But since we cannont cover everything, here are 11 articles we noticed this week that will help you navigate the struggles of daily life.

1. Mary Beth Quirk from Consumerist is teaching us how to avoid 4 scams during the holiday season (https://consumerist.com/2016/11/28/4-scams-to-avoid-during-the-holidays/). Knowledge like this is always useful.

2. Money Crashers have some sage advice on how to save money on holiday gifts (http://www.moneycrashers.com/ways-save-money-holiday-gifts-friends-family/). Maybe this can compensate for the stress of coming up with gift ideas.

3. If you own a small business, Get Rich Slowly have written a great guide on how to select a small business checking account (http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2016/11/17/guide-to-small-business-checking-accounts/). It always pays to save a buck!

4. Student loans seem to be the new national nightmare. The Simple Dollar came up with 4 strategies to keep you sane (http://www.thesimpledollar.com/four-strategies-to-stay-sane-while-battling-a-student-loan/). Please provide us feedback and before and after photos after deploying the strategies.

5. New car smell gone? Moneying has some advice to use before buying your next new car (http://moneyning.com/shopping-smart/6-things-to-do-before-you-buy-your-next-car/).

6. Since the holiday season is coming fast, Christian Personal Finance is teaching you how to make some useful Christmas gifts (https://christianpf.com/homemade-christmas-presents-ideas/). Did we mention homemade?

7. Maybe the new year will bring some new career opportunities. Miney under 30 is teaching you how to bugdet your transition (https://www.moneyunder30.com/budget-between-jobs)

8. Thinking of saving the world? Start by buying an electric car. Learn from Mr. Money Mustache what that's like (http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2016/10/04/so-i-bought-an-electric-car/)

9. Is your credit score stopping you from getting more things? The Centsible Life has some advice on how to improve it (http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/7-tips-to-help-improve-your-credit-score/). Just don't fall victim to consumerism afterwards.

10. Too much cash and looking to expand overseas? Once Cent at a Time has some strategies on how to invest in international real estate (http://onecentatatime.com/7-strategies-for-investing-in-international-real-estate/).

11. Afraid of going out as a couple because your card might get maxed out? Couple Money is teaching you how to stop overspending in their new podcast episode (http://couplemoney.com/podcast/stop-overspending-couple/).

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to financial literacy and bank transparency. Since co-founding this website in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.


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