This week you'll discover some quick tips to improve your finances, must-have disaster apps, why you should shrink the number of bank accounts you have, whether you should buy a house with a friend, and questions to ask at job interviews.
[Man vs. Debt] This post covers the gamut from pulling your credit report to finding extra income to doing something nice for your spouse. You won’t want to do everything on the list, but you’ll like some of the ideas. My favorite? “Arrange a coffee or lunch meeting with a person you look up to financially.”
[Main Street] The apps listed include the First Aid App, Lost Person Finder, iMap Weather Radio, Scanner Radio and Shelter View. Check out the article to see why they’re highlighted, but if you’re ever in a situation like Moore, Okla., you’ll be glad you have them.
[Mint] This article cites studies with a common, and rather odd, premise: “Subjects with multiple bank accounts spent more and saved less than those with only one account.” Why? Basically, because you’re not able to track your money as easily. It’s also easier to justify spending from one account if you’re leaving others intact. Who knew?
[Money Crashers] Having recently done this — I bought a rental last year with a friend of mine — I was curious as to what author Valencia Higuera had to say. She hit some positives (shared expenses, easier loan qualification) and some drawbacks (difficulty qualifying for other loans, depending on your friend to make payments). What she didn’t touch on, however, was the biggest potential problem: risking a friendship.
[Wise Bread] These are great questions. Among them: How often does your current staff receive promotions? How are employees compensated for a job well done? Have you ever mentored an employee to help achieve their career goals? Check out the post for the others.
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