I’m a smart bride-to-be, I can save £4k buying only cheap Asda groceries and I’ll pay for half of my wedding

A SAVVY bride-to-be claims she will fund her wedding by buying only items from Asda’s Just Essentials range, which will slash her grocery bill by a whopping £4,000 a year. Larayne-maye Elcombe was stunned when a weekly supermarket sweep of the value range to feed her family of four came to just £34.60, compared to … Read more

REAL SIMPLE Reveals 2022 Smart Money Awards Winners

The editors and panel of judges selected 32 innovative apps, tools, and services that simplify the money management process and improve your bottom line. NEW YORK, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Meredith’s Dotdash REALLY SIMPLE revealed the winners of its fourth annual Smart Money Awards, highlighting 32 of the best products and services to help … Read more

Boars are sacking Rome | smart news

Wild boars are causing big problems in Italy. pixabay In and around Rome, it is not uncommon to see furry boars rummaging through rubbish bins or wandering the streets. And while residents have mostly resigned themselves to coexisting with the animals, the situation appears to be getting worse. Some of the animals now have a … Read more

3 Tier One ETFs for Stock Dividends | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

It cannot be overstated how critical dividends can be to investors’ total return, especially when reinvested. From 1960 to 2021, dividends reinvested represented 84% of the total profitability of the S&P 500according to Hartford Funds. In other words, dividends can be powerful. If you’re looking to invest in stocks that pay dividends, look no further … Read more

38 States That Don’t Tax Social Security Benefits | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(KaileyHagen) With retirement getting more expensive, people want to figure out how to stretch their Social Security dollars as far as possible. You probably know things you can do to increase your profits, like increase your income today. But most people don’t think enough about avoiding taxes on Social Security benefits. Not all states have … Read more

3 Tier One ETFs for Stock Dividends | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

It cannot be overstated how critical dividends can be to investors’ total return, especially when reinvested. From 1960 to 2021, dividends reinvested represented 84% of the total profitability of the S&P 500according to Hartford Funds. In other words, dividends can be powerful. If you’re looking to invest in stocks that pay dividends, look no further … Read more

It pays to be patient with dividends | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) The rise and fall of stock prices can get a lot of attention, but dividends can play a huge role in an investor’s total returns. With Dividend Kings, which are companies that have managed to increase their annual dividend for at least 50 years in a row, and dividend-focused index funds, dividends can … Read more

It pays to be patient with dividends | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) The rise and fall of stock prices can get a lot of attention, but dividends can play a huge role in an investor’s total returns. With Dividend Kings, which are companies that have managed to increase their annual dividend for at least 50 years in a row, and dividend-focused index funds, dividends can … Read more

It pays to be patient with dividends | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) The rise and fall of stock prices can get a lot of attention, but dividends can play a huge role in an investor’s total returns. With Dividend Kings, which are companies that have managed to increase their annual dividend for at least 50 years in a row, and dividend-focused index funds, dividends can … Read more

The Most Important Retirement Chart You’ve Ever Seen | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(RyanDownie) There are many great charts for investors, but there is one very powerful one that demonstrates most of the principles for retirement planning. If you interpret this chart correctly, you will understand the basics of portfolio allocation theory. You’ll be in great shape if you combine that knowledge with some discipline to build an … Read more

3 times that debt can be a useful tool | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

sara ratner In some corners of the world of personal finance advice, going into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt, particularly those that charge high interest rates, can keep you stuck in a cycle of owing money for years. Still, there are times when taking … Read more

Is it worth buying long-term care insurance? | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Ryan Sze) After a lifetime of hard work, you are ready to enjoy your golden years and live life to the fullest, all without the burden of workplace drama or demanding deadlines. If all goes according to plan, you will live the rest of your life happy and healthy. However, a lifetime of experience has … Read more

Is it worth buying long-term care insurance? | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Ryan Sze) After a lifetime of hard work, you are ready to enjoy your golden years and live life to the fullest, all without the burden of workplace drama or demanding deadlines. If all goes according to plan, you will live the rest of your life happy and healthy. However, a lifetime of experience has … Read more

Some of the Biggest Roth IRAs Out There, and What You Can Learn From Them | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Ryan Sze) In 1999, Peter Thiel contributed $1,700 to a Roth IRAusing that money to buy 1.7 million shares of a startup company at a tenth of a penny a share. The name of that start-up? PayPal. When it was sold to the online auction giant eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, Thiel made a … Read more

64% of savers worry their money won’t last through retirement. Do these things if you feel the same | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) After a lifetime of hard work, you deserve a retirement that is meaningful, relaxing, and free of financial stress. But unfortunately, the latter is never guaranteed. In fact, many savers today are concerned that they won’t have enough money to support themselves in retirement. And in a recent BlackRock survey, 64% of savers … Read more