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On the Move: Renting Basics
Getting your own place is a major step toward independence and adulthood. It is often considered a rite of passage, and living successfully on your own helps build confidence. You can get started on a successful path through careful preparation and effective planning. Creating a realistic budget is important. Once you've started your search for a new place to live, weighing your options with important criteria will help you find the best choice. And when you sign a lease, make sure you clearly understand the terms so there aren't any financial surprises. Finally, if you maintain a good credit ...
Coping With COVID: Crises, Young People's Housing Choices, and Preparing in Uncertainty
Many of even the most prepared young people could not have anticipated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about some of the pandemic's economic impacts on young people and their families and some information and tips for financial planning in the February 2021 Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
Bankruptcy: When All Else Fails
For most people, bankruptcy should be avoided. Reducing the possibility of bankruptcy starts with good financial preparation. Preparation includes developing your human capital to earn a higher income, establishing and living on your budget, saving money, and paying your bills on time. If disaster strikes, it is important to know that bankruptcy is an option, albeit a last resort.
Renters and Homeowners Insurance: When the Unexpected Happens
If disaster strikes and you lose personal belongings, what’s next? If you have insurance, you’ll have financial help. Learn about types of coverage and insurance basics in the February 2020 Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
Soft Skills: Success May Depend on Them
What skills do you need to develop for future success? Academics for sure, but soft skills are also important. Learn more about soft skills, the labor force, and unemployment in the May 2016 Page One Economics: Focus on Finance essay.
Cars and Cash: What To Know Before You Go
What do you need to know before buying a car? Aside from knowing what you want in a vehicle, you?ll need to know about budgeting and credit before you start shopping. Learn some car-buying basics in the February 2019 Page One Economics: Focus on Finance essay.
Insurance: Managing Risk and Balancing Responsibility with Affordability
When people buy insurance, they pay fees, or premiums, to protect themselves in the event of an accident or other covered loss. Insurance differs from many goods and services because people generally do not want to have to use their insurance coverage; most people don't want to get hurt bungee jumping. So, how did insurance get started?