Pawn Shops are Not All Fun and Games (Video)

TV shows like Pawn Stars make it seem like pawn shops are all fun and games. However, most of what these programs show are people selling their cool and unique items. What’s the difference between pawning and selling?   Selling is straightforward: we agree on a price, I give the item to the pawn shop and they pay me cash …

Ignoring the Problem, financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken

Ignoring the Problem is NOT the Solution (Video)

Ignoring the problem is not the solution when it comes to your money. If you smelled smoke in your home, you would take immediate action to find the source and quench the fire. Ignoring the smell of smoke could result in a full-on blaze that might burn your house to the ground!   The same holds true for your money. …

Avoid Payday Lenders Like the Plague (Video)

Payday lenders position themselves as an alternative to an emergency fund. You’ll hear them say things like, “We can help you pay for car repairs, holiday shopping, or unexpected expenses.” This “help” comes at a very steep price: over 600% interest! [responsive_video type=’youtube’ hide_related=’1′ hide_logo=’1′ hide_controls=’0′ hide_title=’0′ hide_fullscreen=’0′ autoplay=’0′]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VdgP34-Xl0[/responsive_video] Here’s an actual example that I got from a well-known payday …

Is Cash Really King? (Video)

  Is cash really king?  Well, consider this: when you make purchases with cash, it actually registers as pain in your brain. That’s actually a good thing and we can use it in our favor to control our spending. When people use credit cards instead of cash, they typically spend 12 -18% more.  Cash can be a great way to …