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While the cost of pay-TV service is going up and draining savings accounts, something as popular as the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament can be easily live streamed, even if you don’t have a cable subscription. The average monthly cable bill had reached $103.10, according to a 2016 study by Leichtman Research Group. Let’s take a step back and realize this is just the average, so that means there are plenty of people paying well over…


Most Americans aren’t saving much these days, but if they knew how to better grow their money with high savings rates, they may change their mind. One recent survey found 62 percent had less than $1,000 in a savings account, and only 29 percent had over $1,000 put aside for emergencies. Many will point to low interest rates as the reason they are not saving in an account, adopting an almost “why bother” attitude. But…


Investing for the first time is a lot like taking that plunge into a new activity – you are intimidated by everything you think you don’t know and you don’t want to appear clumsy in front of others. With the plethora of online brokerages, the opportunities for first-time investors are wide open. However, this wide variety of investment options means you do need to be educated before you begin. You don’t want to put your…


Checking accounts are notorious for just sitting there and doing nothing for you except holding onto your cash until you need to pay a bill. But there are accounts out there that do pay interest – albeit minuscule – and offer other benefits and enticements! We’ve done the research for you. Several things to look for in a checking account: • No minimum to open • No minimum to earn interest • No ATM fees…


Retirees may have different tastes in culture and recreation, but there are some basic aspects of a retirement living environment that have fairly universal appeal. Getrichslowly.org ranked the 20 best cities for retirement to help you decide where to spend your golden years, coming up with a diverse list, with choices that span across the country. There are some names on the list you might expect, and some that will probably come as a big…


Buy Power Capital One Card Review Thinking of using a credit card for more than cash rewards or a free hotel stay? What if a credit card could help you save for something more substantial, like a new car or a flexible lease? It is possible. The BuyPower Card from Capital One® card gives users 5% back on their first $5,000 worth of purchases without any opt-ins or rotating categories and then 2% thereafter. You…


It’s a common set of questions: How much will I have in savings when I retire and am I using the right tools to get there? Let’s tackle the first one first. There are four components to this kind of retirement savings projection: 1. Investment returns While financial planners often use historical average returns for these assumptions, you may be wise to be more conservative. Assuming lower-than-average returns will help you prepare for sub-par market…


I’ve been earning a living since the Bronze Age (circa 1973), without ever holding a day job. Over the decades I’ve had my share of money struggles, but I found my way around them and am now, at 65, in the best financial shape of my life. Here are seven lessons that helped me arrive where I am today. 1. Take risks. My final semester of college, while attending Tulane University, I decided after graduation…


In 2005, my husband and I bought an old house in the center of Guanajuato, Mexico. I wrote a post about it for Get Rich Slowly at the time. The benefits — some of which we didn’t foresee when we bought the house — are many: having a stable investment during economic uncertainty in the U.S, especially the 2008 downturn; a potential future home if I’m widowed; enhanced fitness simply by walking everywhere; a community…


Side jobs are always a popular topic on Get Rich Slowly. Whether your goal is to boost savings, supplement retirement income or pay down debt faster, you are not alone in choosing to work nights, weekends or in-between other demands. This can mean Uber driving, dog walking, freelance writing, even assembling IKEA furniture for a fee, essentially wherever skills and interests intersect with demand for those services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says about 20 million Americans…


We monitor the interest rates being offered by more than 500 financial institutions (banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations) and display only the top 50 highest rates in the table below. These are weekly updates to help you find the best online high-yield savings account and money market account rates currently available.

Part of an effective financial strategy includes maximizing your earnings while balancing your need for liquidity -- and a certificate of deposit, or CD, is one way to accomplish that goal. You can easily monitor the best CD rates and terms currently available in the table below plus the rates of more than 500 financial institutions (banks, credit unions, savings banks, and savings and loan associations)

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