As an Accounting student at the University of Alabama, I was excited to accept a summer internship with BCR and learn more about the finance industry. Going into the summer, I was eager to see how I could apply my accounting skills to my time at BCR. I was also excited to come home to Birmingham for the summer and learn more about financial planning.
Everyone who keeps a budget overspends once in a while. Even the most disciplined spender occasionally makes a purchase that wasn’t in the budget at the beginning of the month. Doing this once in a blue moon won’t completely wreck your financial future; however, if you habitually overspend, it can prevent you from reaching your financial goals or aspirations.
Actively managed mutual funds are built on the hypothesis that their managers’ investing abilities are greater than everyone else’s investing abilities so that you can make more money than others that invest in a similar asset class. They typically ask for higher compensation to pay for their talent’s abilities. Human nature wants us to believe that we can pick whi
When people hear the word "budget," they tend to equate it with “restrictions” – how much they can afford to spend, what they’re allowed to spend it on, and capping overall spending so they can save more. They think about recording every penny that goes out so they can see where they’ve gone over-budget and how they can make up for it.