Better Finances for a Better You

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← Curating the web to find the most interesting and helpful information about your money.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Did you know?

CNN found that 33% of those surveyed do not know what "annual percentage rate" means. Further, 33% also believe that mortgage lenders are required to charge all borrowers the same fees.

Neontra can help you keep track of interest rates, loan amortization, and monthly mortgage payments →

Word of the week

Credit Card Cash-Advance APR

The interest rate that applies to cash advances made using a credit card. Often, this is one of the highest annual percentage rates that you may pay. Cash advances have no grace period and start accruing interest right away.

See other key terms to increase your knowledge and guide you to financial wellness →


The average vacation for one person in the U.S. costs about $1,919 per week. A vacation for two people will typically cost around $3,838 per week.

Use our free vacation goal calculator to start planning for your next holiday →

Quote of the week

"Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it."

- Frank A. Clark

Infographic of the week

A Map of Global Happiness By Country in 2024

Happiness, like love, is perhaps one of the least understood and most sought-after emotions and experiences in human life. And while many inspiring teachings exist about attaining individual happiness, it’s worthwhile to consider how happy entire countries are on a collective scale.

A Map of Global Happiness By Country in 2024 A Map of Global Happiness By Country in 2024 →


It may seem impossible in the current economy, but financial experts say the trick is knowing how to start building your wealth in small ways, right now.

15 Simple Ways to Save Money by Abigail Bailey →


What Higher Interest Rates Mean for Retirement Cash Flows by Christine Benz

Retirement planning has undergone a seismic shift over the past few years because of a single factor: higher interest rates.

Now that interest rates are higher, should retirees try to live off of their portfolios’ yields? →

Fun stuff

"You put on your coat, I'll put on my hat You put out the dog, I'll put out the cat You put on your red dress for me tonight, honey We're going on the town now looking for easy money"

Which artist is #1 on our Neontrack playlist this week?

Music About Money →

Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.

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