Search engines are our go-to when looking for information or "how-to" do just about anything.
We don't just search for recipes and movies, finance and money are also popular topics. So, what do you think were the 10 most popular search queries for finance in 2018?
Have you searched for any of these terms? 😄
Top 10 Google queries about finances:
1. How can I get rich online?
Apparently, most people don’t want to roll up their sleeves and work hard these days nor head into an office, but prefer the riches and convenience of working online.
2. How to invest in stocks?
Valid and instructional topic – and hopefully people are getting good advice because there’s no one answer for all investors.
3. How much house can I afford?
That usually depends on your debt-to-income ratio to determine how much will reasonably fit into your budget.
4. How can I pay for college without going broke?
That’s the billion dollar question these days, as college costs have risen precipitously in the last decade, pricing many would-be-students out, or leaving them saddled with debt.
5. Should I pay off my credit card or save?
Great question, actually. Financial experts want you to have at least 3 months nut in savings in case something goes wrong, but it’s hard to get there if you’re dumping money into credit cards and paying exorbitant interest charges the whole time.
6. How to get student loans forgiven?
Like the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, and UFOs, student loan forgiveness is oft reported but rarely confirmed.
7. How much do YouTubers make?
Internet searches are enthralled with the thought of making money with their own YouTube channel, as some of the most popular contributors do make hundreds of thousands of dollars once they monetise the traffic.
8. When can I retire?
We are still concerned with making enough money for us to walk away and enjoy retirement, though the norms and realities seem to be rapidly changing.
9. How much should I spend on an engagement ring?
Three month’s salary was always the rule, but no – that doesn’t mean you should be excited if you make nothing.
10. What is the best bank for college students?
A few great banks have special accounts and services for college students who may be managing their own money for the first time.