Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Beware of "curbstoning" when buying a new car
When you think of a "used car dealer" it might not always conjure up the most positive thoughts. You may be worried of being taken advantage of, hoodwinked, or swindled.
3 Ways to build credit
You did it! All of those sleepless nights spent cramming for your exams have finally paid off. You, my friend, are a college graduate! You got a well-paying job before graduation and spent hours looking for an apartment. Time to finally move out and start being an adult!
Holiday Scams to Avoid
'Tis the season to be jolly! 'Tis also the season when the Scrooges and Grinches of the world come out and try to ruin the jolliness for the rest of us. The prospect of coal in their stockings apparently isn't a big enough deterrent for these holiday humbugs from trying to scam you. With most people's money being tied up in gift buying or vacations, it really is not an ideal time to lose any of it to con artists. It's important to be eduated on the different schemes these scammers have hidden up their sleeves so you can avoid donating to their nefarious holiday fund.Read More
how to Earn money online
Bills, bills, bills! It seems like all my money goes toward them. I could really use some extra cash to help pay them off. Wait a tick, I've got it! I'll turn to that mystical, magical, anything-is-possible land known as...
There are lots of things I can do to earn money online. I've got this vintage Beanie Baby collection I could sell. Oooooh or I could charge for my skills as a hypnotist! Better yet, I could write some paid reviews on the different kinds of Fidget Spinners and the various uses for them! All of these options are a little overwhelming, I'll need to sit down and come up with a plan to make the most money I can. Thanks Internet!
If you're like me and looking to make some extra cash, maybe saving up to buy your first home, the Internet offers a variety of ways to boost your income. You don't need a million YouTube or Instagram followers to make money either (but that doesn't hurt if you've got them). Sell your stuff, sell your skills, or sell your feedback online to make some money on the side.Read More
Budget your bills and save for that big-ticket item with zero effort—all by automating your personal finances
Sometimes banking can be a hassle. Paying bills, depositing checks, even just managing your money and savings can be a chore requiring multiple visits to the bank. Shouldn’t it be just a little bit faster and easier? Luckily, yes, and more importantly most of it can be done from a computer or smart device. Let’s go through some personal finance strategies to automate your financial life and take some of the work out of banking.Read More