What to Know About Bitcoin as It Approaches $70,000

What to Know About Bitcoin as It Approaches $70,000 This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is trading near all-time highs: The cryptocurrency crossed a record $68,000 this week before dropping slightly lower. It was the … Continued

The 5 Worst Investment Tips on TikTok

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies. Do-it-yourself is fine when the stakes are low; everything you need to know about patching drywall is on TikTok. But what about when the stakes are high? Would you rewire … Continued

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves

The coronavirus has upended countless jobs, schools and bank accounts. But while undoubtedly more people are struggling than not, those who are still working may have seen their expenses actually drop, due to canceled travel, limited dining options and more time at home. If you’ve managed to end up with extra money during the pandemic, … Continued

How to Pay Rent When You Can’t Afford It

After Megan Pearson’s job as a restaurant server was put on hold because of COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders, the single mom had to figure out how to come up with the rent for her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. “I posted my frustration on Facebook with trying to get through to unemployment the first week,” Pearson … Continued

How to Keep Your Spirits Up in the Long Game of Saving

Dreaming of a savings goal is almost always fun — a sunny vacation, the perfect home, a dazzling holiday gift. But think about how long it can take to get there, and all that fun might fade away. Even if you’re doing the right things, such as cutting your expenses or taking a part-time job … Continued

Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget. Similarly, investments that are enthusiastically pushed by commission-earning salespeople may not be the best for your financial health. … Continued

Be Your Financial Valentine

Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. And while it may not sound romantic, this time of year is also an opportunity to show your finances some love. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, build toward your future by defining your goals, budgeting for splurges and getting … Continued

Let a Playlist Help You Make Good Money Moves

Next time you’re looking for financial advice, ignore your opinionated uncle and turn on Spotify. Over the decades, many pop stars, and rock, country and rap artists have offered catchy advice that can remind you to stick to your personal finance goals. Below, we rank some of the best: 1. ‘Diversify your bonds’ —Wu-Tang Clan … Continued

5 Money Hacks Hiding in Your Wallet

Your wallet has a secret. Buried in your billfold, bound in a money clip, or stuffed in a pocket on your phone case are untapped benefits on credit and debit cards that could save you hundreds of dollars a year. Here are five money hacks hiding in plain sight. 1. Use a savings app Build savings … Continued

5 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle by Year-End

A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Sometimes, you can get away with procrastinating. If you never get around to alphabetizing your spices, no one’s life will change. But putting off some tasks could have a huge impact on loved ones. The close of the year is a good time to set some … Continued