15 Amazon Purchases We Are Loving Right Now

Jun 8, 2022

What better way to find your next great purchase than to consult financially savvy consumers much like yourself — you know, the kind of people who read Money Talks News? We couldn’t think of a better way, which is why we rounded up the Amazon products that were most popular last month among Money Talks News readers, including our own staff and contributors. Don’t worry: We have no idea what items you or any other individual buys online. We can only tell you which products Money Talks News ...read more

9 Ways to Get Affordable Vet Care

Jun 9, 2022

One day, I noticed my puppy was acting strangely. She walked a few steps, stumbled, fell over and slowly got back up, only to fall over again. I realized her tummy was extremely bloated. I rushed her to the emergency vet clinic. The vet examined her for a few minutes and started to chuckle. Then my puppy let out a bellowing burp, and the vet actually started to laugh. When he asked me if I had left any dog food out, I remembered the large bowl on the kitchen floor for my other dog. My puppy had ...read more

10 Major Steps To Becoming a Social Media Influencer

Jun 9, 2022

The world of social media influencers used to seem like a total mystery. Influencers spent years cultivating their public persona and making it seem so effortless that they were basically celebrities in their own right. This world is actually accessible to anyone willing to put in the hard work. If you’re lucky enough to turn your passion into a career, becoming a social media influencer could be for you! Read on for 10 steps that will help get you started: Disclosure: We earn comm ...read more

14 Easy Freelance Jobs for Beginners (Ultimate 2022 Guide)

Jun 9, 2022

Freelancing has become a popular way to make money online in recent years. And it’s no mystery why – you can be your own boss, set your own hours, and work from anywhere in the world. But finding legitimate freelance jobs can be a challenge, especially if you’re just starting out. In this post, I'll explore some easy freelance jobs to consider, how much money you can make, and much more. Let's get started! Benefits of Freelance Work Working as a freelancer can come with many differen ...read more

This Dollar Store Battery Rivals Big-Name Brands

Jun 9, 2022

If you want great performance from a battery, you don’t have to waste money buying expensive brand names. A dollar-store brand will do just fine, according to a recent test of AA disposable batteries. A brand you can find at Dollar Tree — E-Circuit alkaline — performed nearly as well and lasted almost as long as more famous brands, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Marketplace” program. Here’s the kicker: Dollar Tree sells a pack of four E-Circuit alkaline AA b ...read more

15 U.S. Cities Where Rents Have Risen the Most

Jun 9, 2022

Andy Dean Photography / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Stessa. Amid a historic run of inflation over the last year, the cost of housing — especially rent — has been one of the most significant pressures on household finances. Renters in many markets are seeing increases of 20% or more as they sign new leases, and, with the nationwide rental vacancy rate at just 5.6%, renters have few alternatives to find more affordable options. No segment of the ren ...read more

How to Start a Calligraphy Business and Write Your Own Ticket

Jun 9, 2022

In a time when cursive handwriting has faded from many classrooms, calligraphy is making a surprising resurgence. While carefully hand-lettered invitations, place settings and envelopes tend to be reserved for weddings, many calligraphers find themselves working on a variety of celebrations and other projects. Maybe you’ve always received compliments about your handwriting or practiced calligraphy as a hobby over the years. The time may be right for you to hone your skills and start letting y ...read more

Best Interest Rates on Cash – June 2022 Update

Jun 9, 2022

Here’s my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash as of June 2022, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. We all need some safe assets for cash reserves or portfolio stability, and there are often lesser-known opportunities available to individual investors. Check out my Ultimate Rate-Chaser Calculator to see how much extra interest you’d earn by moving money between accounts. Rates listed are available to everyone nationwide. Rates checked as of 6/6/20 ...read more

Here’s How Much a 401(k) Grows Every 5 Years

Jun 9, 2022

Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com We’ve all heard that if you save early and often, you can build a big nest egg. But nothing makes that point better than actually seeing the numbers. Recently, Fidelity Investments added up the growth from 35 million IRA, 401(k) and 403(b) retirement accounts on its platform and arrived at an indisputable conclusion: Those who continuously save over periods of five, 10 and 15 years reap huge financial benefits. Following is how much savers accumulated on av ...read more

Here’s How Big Social Security Checks Might Grow in 2023

Jun 9, 2022

In January, Social Security benefits increased by 5.9% to reflect the rise in prices throughout the economy last year. It was the largest increase in benefits since 1982. The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in January 2023 is likely to be even larger, however. The calculation of benefit increases is based on changes in the federal government’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from September to September each year. So, we are now a little more than h ...read more

The 10 Best Job Interview Questions to Ask in 2022

Jun 9, 2022

It’s the night before your big job interview. You’ve done your due diligence researching the company, the position and the people conducting the interview. You’re ready. But how will you respond when the hiring manager asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”  This part of the job interview is a fantastic opportunity to make a lasting impression that sets you apart from other candidates.  You should come up with four or five interview questions to ask. This way, if one or two of yo ...read more

The Social Security COLA the Year You Were Born

Jun 9, 2022

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The Latest and Greatest Deals from Around the Web

Jun 9, 2022

Every hour we update this list of the latest and greatest deals from around the web. To have this list, along with our Emmy Award winning news, analysis, and advice delivered daily to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter. Last Updated: Thursday 12:00 PM EDT. Categories Automotive (1) Clothing Accessories (26) Computers (28) Electronics (5) Gaming Toys (1) Health Beauty (4) Home Garden (19) Movies, Music Books (1) Office Supplies (1) Sports Fitness (1) Store Even ...read more