41 biggest personal finance lessons from 2015

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr 2015 is almost over and it certainly has been an interesting year. Between Black Monday, Donald Trump’s Republican presidential candidacy and the Volkswagen scandal, there’s a lot to learn about the economy and your money. Here are the top 41 events of 2015 and what personal finance lessons you can learn from them.1. Interest Rate Hike TalkThroughout 2015, investors and consumers have been waiting with bated breath for the forthcoming interest rate hike. But while the Federal Reserve has said they might raise interest rates in December, the truth of the matter is you don’t know when rates will change.Interest rates affect every aspect of American finance from the government’s budget down to your personal checking account. “Interest rates affect consumers because people use debt to fuel purchases. When rates are low it’s a great time to get a loan or use a credit card,” said Tiffany Welka, vice president of VFG Associates. For consumers on tight budgets, she suggested reviewing your finances to see how a potential rate increase could affect your finances. continue reading »last_img read more

Juventus boss Pirlo admits Suarez deal is unlikely

first_imgAdvertisement Read Also: Barca secure slim win over Elche to claim Joan Gamper Trophy“We are calm and happy with what we have. There is no rush.”Pirlo’s first competitive game in charge comes on Monday when Juventus face Sampdoria in Serie A, the Turin giants launching their quest to secure a 10th consecutive Scudetto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Andrea Pirlo confirmed it is “unlikely” Luis Suarez will join Juventus from Barcelona but vowed the Serie A champions remain in the hunt for a new striker. Although there is much about Suarez that appeals to Juventus, the process of securing an Italian passport for a player who turns 34 in January is a complication that Pirlo addressed on Saturday. Suarez needs that citizenship to be eligible for a move, given the Bianconeri have filled their quota of non-EU players, and he is reportedly eligible to apply because of his wife’s family background. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow The prospect of Suarez teaming up with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would have been tantalising, with Pirlo having allowed Gonzalo Higuain to join Inter Miami. But Juventus have questions over how long the passport process for Suarez might take, and Pirlo said, quoted in Corriere dello Sport: “It is difficult because looking at the times for the passport… it is unlikely he will be our centre-forward.” Suarez has been left out of Barcelona’s squad for the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Elche, with incoming coach Ronald Koeman looking keen to offload him. Speaking in a news conference, Juventus head coach Pirlo said: “We are all waiting for the central striker. The transfer market is long.last_img read more

Man Utd ‘a closed chapter’, says Mourinho ahead of Old Trafford return

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is “a closed chapter” and he is only interested in beating them when he takes his in-form side to Old Trafford on Wednesday.It is the new Tottenham manager’s first return to the touchline at United’s home ground since his sacking by the club last December.“This is a closed chapter for me,” said Mourinho, who has won all three of his matches in charge of Spurs. “I left the club, I took my time to process everything that happened, I took my time to prepare myself for the next challenge.“Honestly, United for me is in my book of experiences, it’s in my history book.”United are struggling under Mourinho’s successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but go into the game just two points behind fifth-placed Spurs.“It is not for me to analyse United now,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference. “I analyse them as an opponent, how they play. How can we beat them? How can they beat us? For me that is the important thing.” Jose Mourinho Mourinho is excited about the prospect of returning to Old Trafford.He said: “I feel good, I like to play big matches, I like to play against the best teams and go back to a place where I was happy.“I have a great relationship with the Manchester United supporters. I went back as a pundit and I was humbled by such a beautiful reception.“Tomorrow I go back as the coach of the team that will try and beat Manchester United.“I understand that what they want is the exact opposite of what I want. Of course during the match I expect them to forget me.”center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more