It’s back to school buying time and with it comes the prospect of a considerable hit to the wallets of parents across the country. Financial advisory firm Deloitte found in a recent survey that American parents will spend an average of $501 per child on back to school shopping.
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Venmo…Square Cash…Popmoney…These are popular services that help you do things like split a restaurant check with friends, or divide utilities or rent charges with roommates. With just a few taps on your smartphone or computer, many consumers have embraced the speed and convenience of these services to make casual payments. But how secure are they?
Who says road trips are boring? If you’re looking for a fun getaway this summer that’s a little off the beaten path and won’t break the bank, consider foregoing expensive airfare and hitting the open road.
With more relaxed schedules and the kids out of school, the summer months can be a fun and less hectic time. But they can also be the days of, “I’m bored!,” and, “There’s nothing to do!”
For some, the idea of their stuff being rummaged through by strangers at the crack of dawn on a Saturday sounds as appealing as a root canal. For others, yard sales are a prime opportunity to rid the house of unwanted clutter and make extra money.
While you may enjoy an offbeat summer experience, many of us will take the conventional route and head out of town to a relaxing summer vacation destination. Before traveling, make sure your finances are in order.