What is the best way to start investing?

(Javier Simon) So you want to start investing. But when you are bombarded with a wealth of investment platforms, it can be difficult to figure out which type is right for you. Do not worry. I’m going to help you figure out which approach to take based on your financial situation, investment goals, and risk … Read more

Will California mortgage and credit card rates rise again?

A man cycles past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Markets are closely monitoring the interest rate path as the Federal Reserve announced another hike. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) Peter Morgan AP When will this spike in mortgage and credit card rates end? Maybe early next year. But not soon, the experts said on Wednesday. … Read more

What is the best way to start investing? | Personal Finance

(Javier Simon) So you want to start investing. But when you are bombarded with a wealth of investment platforms, it can be difficult to figure out which type is right for you. Do not worry. I’m going to help you figure out which approach to take based on your financial situation, investment goals, and risk … Read more

What is the best way to start investing? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Javier Simon) So you want to start investing. But when you are bombarded with a wealth of investment platforms, it can be difficult to figure out which type is right for you. Do not worry. I’m going to help you figure out which approach to take based on your financial situation, investment goals, and risk … Read more

Raise credit limits now in case the economy deteriorates later | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Melissa Lambarena Relying on a credit line in a shaky economy is the equivalent of expecting a weak bridge to weather a storm and help you survive. It is not uncommon for credit card issuers to minimize their risk by lowering credit limits or closing accounts when there may be economic problems. Credit card issuers … Read more

Mr Flamboyant: Sydney florist Brennon Mrzyk fined and ordered to pay debts

A florist who ‘charmed’ one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs has been found guilty of using a customer’s credit card to pay off his debts. Brennon Mrzyk, who operated the now-closed Double Bay floristry business Mr Flamboyant, failed to appear at Downing Court in Sydney on Thursday. During his absence, Mr. Mrzyk was ordered to … Read more

Scams targeting moms cheat hundreds of at least $2.6 million by ‘pulling to heart’s content’

An Adelaide mother who lost more than $5,000 to scammers posing as her son has spoken out about the experience in an effort to prevent others from falling prey to the same insidious and deceitful tactics. Most important points: The deception involves scammers posing as desperate daughters or sons Messages are sent to parents asking … Read more

Sydney bikini model Stevie Bamford charged with theft, theft

A bikini model who falsely accused a tuk-tuk driver of raping her in Thailand has been charged again. Stevie Bamford, the daughter of former rugby league international Peter Tunks, has been charged 10 times in the past 10 years, with police now accusing her of stealing less than $2,000 in personal property. Court documents have … Read more

A scarcity mentality can cost you mentally and financially | Personal Finance

Sara Rathner We saw it all in the supermarkets in 2020. The shelves, once full of toilet paper and hand soap, were bare. We hid in our homes, thoroughly cleaned every surface and occasionally braved the threat of COVID-19 to track down the last remaining bottle of hand sanitizer within a 50-mile radius. We felt … Read more