The majority of online daters would prefer a partner with a good credit score than a nice car. A good credit score is perceived to be a sign of responsibility, trustworthiness, and intelligence. Finding a partner who is financially responsible is more important than having a physically attractive significant other, according to a recent survey. You don’t need a fancy sports car or a killer body to impress a date. A national study performed by Discover and Match Media Group of 2,000 American adults found that a good credit score may help land you a relationship. Match owns dating websites and apps -such as Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid – covering 63 million global users. For 58% of online daters, a good credit score is more attractive than a nice car. Half of those surveyed prefer a partner to have a good credit score over an impressive job title, and 40% took the credit score over a physically fit body. … [Read more...] about Your credit score can help you get a house, a car — and apparently, a date
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MANILA, Philippines – Does owning a home a really lengthy, grueling process? It can be, but it’s not an easy process to begin with and it also depends on factors like the seller, developer, loan process and the buyer’s financial situation. But by knowing the phases involved in home purchasing and the time each one usually takes, you’ll have an idea of how you can prepare for the entire process. It’s important to understand what lies ahead especially if it’s your first time to make such a major investment. Plus, there are developers and loan providers who can make the process easier for you. Find out more: READ MORE: Map: Places to live that may be better than Metro Manila Renting may not be helping you save for your dream house 6 things you’ll experience when buying a home for the first time 10 money-saving tips to do every day to reach your financial goals Know your monthly amortization through this home loan calculator … [Read more...] about How long does it really take to own a house?
31-year-old Izwan Abdullah secretly converted himself and his children to Islam without the wife's consent in April 2013 Izwan, 31, had converted the children to Islam in April 2013, without the mother's consent. On 7 April 2014, Izwan Abdullah and S. Deepa got a divorce at the High Court with the wife winning custody of their two children Deepa, 30, who filed for divorce and custody of the children in December last year, has been estranged from her husband since 2011. On Monday (7 April 2014), the Seremban High Court granted S. Deepa, 30, full custody of her two children ― a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son ― as her marriage to Izwan, 31, in 2004 was a civil union and did not come under shariah law. The High Court decision overrides a Syariah Court order early last year that granted custody of the children to N Viran @ Izwan Abdullah, who became a Muslim in April last year. Justice Zabariah ruled in favour of the mother under Section 51 of the Law Reform Act, … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t The Cops Investigating A Man Who Snatched A Boy Away From His Mother?
Buying a new house is a major financial commitment, especially in China where property prices have skyrocketed Having a place of your own is considered a sign of wealth in the country. So in order to climb up the social ladder, a Chinese woman has come up with an ingenious, if morally dubious, method of raising the deposit for a house - she persuaded her 20 boyfriends to each buy her an iPhone 7 As confirmed by BBC, the story emerged from a forum site. A user who goes by the name of 'Proud Qiaoba’ recounted the story of a work colleague, known only as 'Xiaoli' who raised around 115,010 Yuan (RM71,315) by convincing her 20 boyfriends to buy her an iPhone 7. The woman, from the city of Shenzhen, then sold all of the phones to a mobile phone recycling site called 'Hui Shou Bao' The site paid 5,750 Yuan (RM3,570) for each iPhone. She fulfilled her dream of buying a house in the countryside using the cash from the phones to put down a deposit on her first home. Proud Xiaoba wrote on … [Read more...] about Chinese Woman Bought A House With iPhone 7s Her 20 Boyfriends Gave Her
Warning: spoilers for season seven of “Game of Thrones,” up to episode five, “Eastwatch.” The dead are coming for Westeros, and while there are many ways to kill living people, there’s a limited number of ways to kill the dead. When Jon Snow reduces a White Walker to bits in the battle at Hardhome in season five, he uses dragonglass. Valyrian steel, a metal forged in the days of the Valyrian Freehold that remains sharp forever, is another way to kill White Walkers. It’s recognizable by its intense sharpness and light weight. Since the Doom of Valyria, most Valyrian steel weapons have been heirlooms in the great houses of Westeros. Over the past seven seasons, several characters have stolen, stumbled upon, or been gifted Valyrian steel blades. Valyrian steel is also hard to forge since it’s not like other metals, hence the rarity of the weapons. Only a few smiths in Westeros can do it out of existing weapons. But the … [Read more...] about Everyone on ‘Game of Thrones’ who has a Valyrian steel blade that can kill White Walkers
Less than one mile from Manhattan – one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world – exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago. “North Brother Island is among New York City’s most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places,” wrote the authors of a recent University of Pennsylvania study about the location The city owns the 22-acre plot of land in the East River, which sits between the South Bronx’s industrial coast and Riker’s Island Correctional Center – New York City’s most infamous prison. Almost no one is permitted on North Brother Island and its smaller companion, South Brother Island, except for birds. But even they don’t seem to want to live among its crumbling, abandoned structures (and contrary to Broad City’s depiction of the island, there is no working package pick-up center). However, Business Insider recently took a tour as … [Read more...] about New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like
As most people struggle to even afford their first flat, life at the top of the property ladder is pretty sweet for the UK’s home-owning elite. A new study by Zoopla reveals that the number of streets where the average property costs over £1 million ($1.33 million) has risen by 16% in the last year, proving that home ownership continues to become a luxury for the privileged and wealthy while young people struggle their way out of the “rent trap.” 90% of the UK’s “most expensive streets” are located in the South of England, according to Zoopla’s findings. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the postcodes -including the entirety of the top 10 – are situated in London. Scroll on to discover the UK’s 9 most expensive roads for buying a house – all of which are in London – ranked in ascending order by the cost of the average property. 9. Albemarle Street, W1S — £11.37 million ($15.1 million). … [Read more...] about The 9 most expensive streets in the UK, where you need more than £11 million to buy a house
If ever I feel discouraged about my money – that I won’t have enough to retire one day, buy a house, or take the vacations I want – I remember one thing: You don’t have to start rich to become rich. I learned that important lesson from the dozens of people we’ve profiled on Business Insider, from early retirees to real-estate investors to teachers turned travelers, many of whom saved their way to million-dollar net worths while earning an average salary. We’ve rounded up the best pieces of advice from these super-savers so you can begin to implement their successful strategies for building wealth. Saving 70% of your income is an impressive feat. It’s doubly impressive when you’re living in New York, the second-most expensive city in the world. But that’s exactly what one woman did to be able to quit her job at 28 with $2 million in the bank. Though JP Livingston was earning six figures in her finance job, … [Read more...] about The 8 best pieces of saving advice from real people who banked a fortune
MLB pitcher Daniel Norris has always marched to the beat of his own drum. The 23-year-old lefty was baptized in his baseball uniform; he has never tasted alcohol or tried drugs; and the first thing he bought with his $2 million pro baseball signing bonus was a $14 T-shirt. He also chooses to live in a Volkswagen camper during the offseason. Read on to meet the pitcher, cancer survivor, outdoors enthusiast, and self-proclaimed nonconformist:Norris, the youngest of three, grew up in the mountains of Johnson City, Tennessee. ‘My parents hadn’t raised a boy before,’ he wrote in the Players’ Tribune. ‘So when I was about two years old, they were like, I guess we’ll put him in … sports?’ Source: The Players’ Tribune He excelled at football and basketball in high school, but baseball — particularly pitching — suited his personality most. As he told ESPN, ‘it can get quiet and lonely out … [Read more...] about Meet the pro baseball player who scored a $2 million signing bonus and lives in a van he bought for $10,000
When brothers Kelly and Chris Edwards bought their first house in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2002, they didn’t know much about real estate investing. The twins, who were in their late 20s at the time, had both been working in commercial banking and noticed a trend among the tax returns they analyzed: The people with the highest net worth owned real estate. Looking at one portfolio in particular, Chris remembers seeing that the client owned a handful of single family properties. “There was a house for sale two doors down from the one he owned,” Chris remembers. “We were like, ‘We might not be the smartest guys in the world, but we can figure it out.'” After getting the client’s opinion on the sale, the brothers bought the house for $88,000 and started renovating it, doing much of the work themselves. In the next two years, they bought another four or five properties, getting to know contractors and developing a system along … [Read more...] about Twin brothers who turned a single house into nearly $8 million of property share 9 tips for aspiring real estate investors