provided by Published 8:57 am CDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 Shutterstock Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. An engagement ring can be an expensive purchase, but financing the ring can help you pay it off over time instead of paying the full price outright at the time of purchase. There are many low-interest options, including 0% APR credit cards, some of which offer 18 months of no interest payments; financing directly through the jeweler; and personal loans. Traditional bank loans will often incur high interest rates, but are still an option for those who choose to do so. Purchasing an engagement ring is a major financial decision. There are several ways to pay for the jewelry piece, many of which don’t require you to lay out … [Read more...] about How to finance an engagement ring
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Some older series have aged better than others – as is often the case, even with ones that are critically acclaimed and highly awarded. Others, like “The Golden Girls,” are still beloved and finding new audiences via reruns and streaming services today. Many classic TV series don’t have a large body of critical writing about them, especially when compared with classic films of similar age. From “All In The Family” to “Mad Men,” some important and groundbreaking TV series were multiple Golden Globe winners for different seasons across their runs. Ranking TV series according to critical acclaim is bit different from movies – because there are multiple seasons, a show might appear more than once on this list. It also might have completely different ratings from season to season – among critics and fans alike. After all, isn’t half the fun of being a fan of a show arguing over which season is the best, and exactly … [Read more...] about All 109 Golden Globes best TV series winners, ranked from worst to best
It’s easy to earn credit card rewards points and frequent flyer miles on your everyday spending. Especially in 2018, as credit card issuers introduce increasingly rewarding products in order to compete with each other, all you need to do is use a card for your normal spending – and pay it off in full each month – and you can earn tons of bonus points in categories like grocery stores, dining, and travel. However, the fastest and easiest way to earn a lot of points quickly – whether you’re planning a big trip but don’t have enough points yet, or you’re just looking to build up your stash – is to open a new credit card that offers a lucrative welcome bonus. Credit card issuers offer huge bonuses to attract customers, and while each card may have different eligibility requirements, in most cases you can get the bonus as long as you haven’t had that card before – or, in some cases, as long as you haven’t had it in the past … [Read more...] about 10 lucrative credit card deals you can get when opening a new card in November — including a 150,000-point bonus
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
Shafqat Islam’s phone was ringing. He rubbed his eyes and looked at the number on the screen. It said unknown, but he took the call anyway. “Hi, this is Travis,” a voice said. “I know Lukas Biewald, and he said you were the only guy he knew in Switzerland.” Islam, part of the tech team at Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse, sat up and wracked his brain. Biewald? He had met the man once or twice, but he certainly didn’t know this Travis character. “Let’s go out!” prodded the restless out-of-towner. Islam resisted. It was getting late and he was tired. He wasn’t in the mood to give his night to a stranger. “Come on, I’m only in town one night!” Travis persisted. “You gotta show me Geneva!” Islam finally gave in. He hopped in his second-hand BMW, picked up Travis and took him to a favourite bar, where Islam learned a bit more about the mystery man. A tech founder named Travis Kalanick, he’d sold a … [Read more...] about All Hail The Uber Man! How Sharp-Elbowed Salesman Travis Kalanick Became Silicon Valley’s Newest Star