EconGuru Economics Guide RSS Syndication

Get published on EconGuru.com. Start here!

© Copyright 2006 - 2011 EconGuru.com. All rights reserved. Assets marked and linked to the original sources are hereby used for educational purposes only and are copyrighted by their respective owners.

Subscribe to EconGuru.

How Can I Clean up my Credit Report?

credit scoreIf you have a poor credit report then it will interfere with your ability to borrow money; it may even prevent this altogether. A lot of us will have had debt problems in the past and this many have harmed our ability to get finance in the future or it will mean that we will be expected to pay higher rates. It is understandable that many of us are interested in any way to clean up our credit report and luckily there are some ways that we can do this.

Read the rest of this entry »

What Is a Deductible?

A deductible is something that is most associated with insurance policies. It is important for anyone who is choosing many types of insurance to understand what a deductible is and how it affects them. If an insurance policy does come with this type of clause then it could mean that if you have a need to make a claim you might not be entitled to anything back.

Read the rest of this entry »

What are Different Types of Bank Accounts?

banking accountsBanks offer a number of different types of accounts to customers and each of these will work in different ways. It is a good idea to learn about the different accounts because that way you will be more likely to choose the one that is most suited to your needs. In fact choosing the wrong bank account could cost you money because it might mean that you losing out on interest or other benefits.

Read the rest of this entry »

If I Quit My Job am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

If you quit your job it won’t mean that you are automatically entitled to unemployment benefits. This is because there are a number of conditions that need to be met in order for you to qualify under the scheme. The rules in regards to unemployment benefits will vary between state to state but generally speaking the onus will be on you to prove that you are entitled to this money. If you left your job without a very good reason then you might really struggle to get this type of benefit.

Read the rest of this entry »

What Is FICA?

The Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) mandates that money needs to be collected from employers and employees and held in a special Social Security Trust Fund. It is necessary for every employee to pay a certain percentage of their wages (usually 12.5%) to go to this fund and that same amount of money is also required from the employer. This scheme has been in operation in the United States since 1935 when it was introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the Social Securities Act.

Read the rest of this entry »

What are Fringe Benefits?

Fringe benefits are something that is often talked about, but some of us may be less certain about what this actually means. A fringe benefit describes any type of compensation that is not part of your wage. These fringe benefits can be what makes the same type of employment at one company appear more attractive than at another company. Most jobs will have at least some type of fringe benefits but there will be a great variation in what is on offer. It is a good idea for job seekers to consider fringe benefits as well as the salary when considering any position. There might be an employment opportunity that doesn’t offer such a great salary, but the fringe benefits that come along with it make it an attractive proposition.

Read the rest of this entry »

What is a ‘Pay As You Go’ Cell Phone Plan?

When it comes to cell phone plans you have a number of options. If you are currently considering changing your phone plan then it makes a lot of sense to check out what is available. One of the more popular plans available is ‘pay as you go’ and this is certainly something that is worth considering – although it probably won’t be the best option for everyone.

Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Form W-9?

If you work as a freelancer in the US then the chances are that you are going to need to submit a Form W-9. While this form will be used for tax purposes you don’t actually use it to pay taxes.  This only form applies to people who actually work in the States as a freelancer – those outside the US will generally need to send a W-8.

Read the rest of this entry »

 Page 3 of 6:  « 1  2  3  4  5  6 »

EconGuru Economics Guide

Educating the public since 2006.