Debit card blocking is where gas stations, rental car agencies, hotels, and others ‘put a hold on’ a big chunk of your money if you use a debit card to pay for gas, reserve a rental car, hotel room, etc. In effect, they’re ‘freezing’ your account, or billing your account for an amount that’s very likely more than you intended to pay for that service. They say it’s for their protection…
If you’re anything like me, you might not know the cost of raising a child. Following are the types of expenses generally required when raising a toddler age 2-4. Included are average daycare costs, toys for toddlers, medical expenses, food, and clothing costs. I’ve even broken it down so you know the cost of raising a child per year.
Showing someone else how to manage money may be easy when that someone is your teenager. If you’re trying to help another member of your family who’s asking you for money, giving them money management tips is probably not going to be as easy. Here are some things you can do when dealing with a loved one who cannot or will not manage their money.
No matter where you ultimately decide to sell your gold for cash, check here first for today’s gold prices. That way, you know how much your gold pieces are REALLY worth. You will also want to have some idea of the overall weight of your gold, as well as how many pieces are 14k or 18k (which is most common in gold jewelry) and how many are 24k (the purest form of gold). The higher the karat, the more your gold is worth.