Should you buy your own modem, or opt to rent one from your internet service provider?
ISPs such as Comcast make lots of money on their modem rental programs, so you can be certain that they’re going to encourage you to pursue that option. But does it actually make financial sense, and is it the best option for you and your family?
In this article, we’re going to cover the pros and cons of renting vs owning a third-party modem, and why you may want to choose one over the other.
Talking about money is tough, and financial troubles can be one of the greatest causes of stress within households.
Therefore, it is a topic that many parents choose to avoid, or only touch upon lightly when educating their children.
Yet, money is important – and instilling positive values about money, while simultaneously teaching how to make, save and invest it certainly aids towards your child having a financially successful feature.
Over the last 10 years, I have been fortunate to work with many bright people from all walks of life. From tech startup entrepreneurs to the ‘millionaire next door’ types who carefully saved their way to financial independence, I’ve learned a lot.
The one thing in common is that people think about money differently – and were taught differently by their parents.
In this article, I’m going to briefly cover some of these common values, many of which you may want to consider adopting passing along to your children as well.
You may know the importance of investing. Yet as a busy parent, the idea of it can seem incredibly overwhelming – even scary.
Between the fear of losing the family’s money, the complexity of the stock market, and the amount of time it seems like it takes to do it properly, it’s no wonder that so many people avoid investing entirely (outside of the 401K or IRA contribution dealt with through your employer.)
However, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Learning to pick stocks properly takes a lot amount of time, but there’s a better way – a method of investing that’s extremely popular, requires very little financial knowledge, takes almost no time, and you can get started with in under an hour.
It’s called index investing, and I’m going to explain why it’s so valuable in this article.
If you’re looking for one very effective way to cut down your monthly expenses, one thing you may consider looking at is your cable bill.
If there’s one area of mainstream entertainment that has changed dramatically in the last 5 years, it’s got to be television. Now that we have a near-endless library of on demand content at our fingertips, it may be time to reconsider traditional television at all.
Yet before you cut the cord and terminate your cable contracts, you’ve got to ask yourself some important questions about your family’s TV usage. Far too many people end up spending just as much on streaming services as they did on cable, and in some cases even more! And with the rise of competing platforms, this may become even more of an issue in upcoming years.