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The 12 Dumbest Money Questions We’ve Ever Asked (and Why They’re Not Actually Dumb)

Let’s channel our former middle school teachers: There are no dumb questions.

Especially when it comes to personal finance.

Do you remember your financial literacy class? Probably not, because not many states require such a subject.

So it’s not your fault you have to watch a YouTube tutorial to make sure you’re writing a check correctly or that you have to quietly Google, “How much money do I need to retire?”

But you can stop being embarrassed now. We’re here to answer your “dumbest” money questions.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 1: What Do I Do With My 401(k)?

This isn’t a dumb question, because your 401(k), or any investment account for that matter, is an integral part to a happy and financially healthy retirement.

A 401(k) is an employee-sponsored plan, so it’s largely hands off. If you can, we recommend maxing out your contributions.

Then, thanks to the power of compound interest, watch it grow.

Sure, it’s all automated — out of sight, out of mind. But chances are, your 401(k) could be doing a lot better.

Take control with help from Blooom, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that can optimize and monitor your 401(k) for you and keep it speeding toward retirement.

It just takes a few minutes to get a free 401(k) analysis that will show you whether your investments are allocated properly and whether you’re losing money paying hidden investment fees. It’ll even tell you just how much more money your account could earn by the time you want to retire.

After that, if you sign up, it’s just $ 10 per month to have Blooom monitor and maximize your 401(k). Bonus: Penny Hoarders get the first month free with the code PNNYHRD.

Now that you have Blooom keeping tabs on your 401(k), you can sit back and max out your contributions (if possible).

‘Dumb’ Question No. 2: How Can I Invest If I’m Broke?

You. Don’t. Need. Thousands. Of. Dollars. To. Invest.

Yes, everyone’s talking about investing in shares of Amazon, Apple or Netflix, but you can start investing with pocket change.

Start small and download Acorns, an investing app that’ll round up your debit and credit card purchases and, once it accumulates $ 5, it’ll invest the spare change for you.

That means if you spend $ 10.23 at the grocery store, 77 cents gets dropped into your Acorns account. Then, the app does the whole investing thing for you.

The app is $ 1 a month for balances under $ 1 million, and you’ll get a $ 5 bonus when you sign up.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 3: Does My Credit Score Really Matter?

Um, also, how do I check my credit score?

Some folks argue that credit scores are just three-digit numbers that hold no significance. And that might be true… if you’re living off the grid or never plan to purchase a car, rent or buy a home, or apply for a loan.

Seriously. Credit scores matter. They represent your financial health and allow you to build your future.

If it’s been… a while… since you’ve last checked your credit score, here’s a simple — and free — tool that’ll help: Credit Sesame.

Not only will you be able to peep your credit score, you’ll also tap into your free “credit report card,” which breaks down exactly what’s in your credit report and how it affects your score. The tool even offers tailored tips and tricks that’ll help you get your score up.

Motivational speaker James Cooper, for example, raised his credit score 277 points using Credit Sesame. Now he talks to high school students about the importance of having good credit and uses what he’s learned through Credit Sesame as a blueprint for his lessons.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 4: Do I Need Life Insurance?

This isn’t a dumb question, because there are so many variables you’ll need to consider before purchasing life insurance.

Life insurance financially protects your loved ones in the event of your death, which, sorry to break it to you, is inevitable. However, certain people need life insurance more than others. (If you’re not sure, here are three types of people who need life insurance.)

If you think you (or, really, your family) could benefit from life insurance, buying it doesn’t have to be the uncomfortable experience you might expect. Some newcomers in the industry are updating the old model.

Ethos, for example, can get you term life insurance in less than 10 minutes — with no medical exam — for coverage up to $ 1 million. Ethos offers a digital application, and customer service is available if you have questions.

It partners with a major life insurance carrier to quickly offer policies as low as $ 6 a month. It’s helped thousands of folks access term life insurance, including independent contractors who use Uber, Postmates, TaskRabbit and other gig apps.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 5: Why Is My Money Disappearing?

If you’re wondering where your money goes after each paycheck, start tracking your expenses with the Empower app.

Empower helps you organize and track your financial goals. Simply link your accounts, and every time you log in, you’ll see a simple snapshot of where you stand on your monthly budget. Are you above or below the line? In one second you’ll know whether you’re on track or need to dial things back a bit.

Empower even has a cool “find free money” feature. It’ll do things like negotiate your cell phone bill, review your insurance coverage and cancel unwanted subscriptions.

Side note: If your money is truly disappearing, then you might have a little identity theft situation on your hands. You’ll want to dig into this with your bank or credit card company.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 6: Can I Invest Without Supporting Evil Companies?

If you’ve got a $ 50 bill burning a hole in your wallet, look into Swell Investing, an SEC-registered investment adviser committed to supporting sustainable companies.

Its Impact 400 portfolio features companies whose products and services align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It considers everything from gender equality to ending poverty to clean energy.

You’ll get a $ 50 bonus with the code PENNY after making your initial investment of at least $ 50.

Swell doesn’t have any trading fees, price tiers or expense ratios. It charges a 0.75% annual fee — that’s about the cost of one coffee ($ 3.75) per year if you invest $ 500.

Disclosure: We have a financial relationship with Swell Investing LLC and will be compensated if consumers apply for an account and/or fund an account with Swell through links in our content. However, the analysis and opinions expressed here are our own.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 7: Are Credit Cards Bad?

Short answer: If you use credit cards responsibly, they’re not bad.

Credit cards can be detrimental if you treat them like a never-ending stream of money. But if you spend within your means and pay them off each month, they can actually be beneficial. They help build your credit and some also grant you rewards — like cash back or travel points.

Here’s an option we like: It’s the Chase Freedom Unlimited card*. Its claim to fame? You’ll earn an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all your purchases. Plus, if you spend $ 500 in your first three months of opening the card (hi, groceries), you’ll pocket a $ 150 bonus.

Get signed up — and 0% intro APR for 15 months — here.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 8: How Does Interest Work?

There are a lot of acronyms in the banking world, so, to save you some time, here’s a rundown of one of the most beneficial: APY.

APY stands for annual percentage yield. It’s the interest you earn on a savings account.

For example, an iOS app called Varo Money combines traditional banking tools with modern technology to help its customers become financially healthy.

Here’s the best part: Pair your bank account with a Varo Savings Account where you’ll earn 1.75% annual percentage yield. That’s nearly 20 times — repeat, 20 times — the average savings account, based on a 0.06% average reported by CNN Money.

Because it’s compounded interest, it’ll get paid out daily, monthly or quarterly, depending on the account’s terms. Basically, the higher the APY and the more frequently it’s compounded, the better.

So yeah, you’re on the right track if you’re asking about APY.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 9: Where Can I Get Money If I Need it?

You’re in a pinch, and you need some money…

Maybe you’re looking to buy a new car, consolidate your debt, pay an unexpected medical bill or make some improvements around the house.

Um, so, where do you find that money?

This feels like a question that has one of those duh answers, but you’ve really got a lot of options.

You can take out a loan through your bank, credit union, peer-to-peer lending platform or a loan company. (We suggest avoiding 401(k) loans and payday loans.)

This money won’t be free; you’ll have to pay it back plus interest. You can easily shop around for the best terms and rates through an online marketplace, like Even Financial, which can help match you with the right personal loan to meet your needs.

Even searches the top online lenders to match you with a personalized loan offer in less than 60 seconds. Its platform can help you borrow up to $ 100,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 4.99% and terms from 24 to 84 months.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 10: How Can I Make Money Online?

If you’re looking to make some money online, you’re not the only one. Google receives approximately 100,000 “how to make money online” searches a month.

Not to worry. There are plenty of ways to get paid while sitting on the couch — from full-time work-from-home jobs to side gigs.

Some ideas, based on your wants and needs, include:

  • If you just want to mindlessly make some money while watching TV, try signing up for a few top-rated survey sitesSwagbucks is definitely a reader favorite, probably because of the wide variety of ways to make money beyond taking surveys. Plus, you get a $ 5 bonus when you sign up and earn 2,500 SB within your first 60 days.
  • If you’re looking to flex your skills with a company, then search our work-from-home job board. You’ll find both part-time and full-time opportunities, though note these are usually a little less flexible
  • If you’re looking to set your own schedule, find an online opportunity that allows you to pick and choose when — and how much — you work. Consider signing up for a freelance platform like Fiverr, Mechanical Turk or Upwork.

So, yes, it’s possible to pad your bank account from the comfort of your home — just be watchful of the scammy stuff.

‘Dumb’ Question No. 11: Why Are Groceries So Expensive?

Admittedly, this is a question I recently asked while navigating the grocery store: “Why does it cost $ 3 for a gallon of milk?” Then, at the checkout counter, “How did I just spend $ 100 on groceries?”

I get that there are layers upon layers of factors that ultimately determine the price of groceries, but it seems like the weekly tab just keeps on increasing.

If you want to combat the price of groceries, use Ibotta. It sounds strange, but it’ll pay you cash for taking pictures of your grocery store receipts.

Here’s how it works: Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the Ibotta app. When you get home, snap a photo of your receipt and scan the items’ barcodes and get you cash back.

Ibotta is free to download. Plus, you’ll get a $ 10 sign-up bonus after uploading your first receipt.

Some cash-back opportunities we’ve seen include:

  • 25 cents back on strawberries.
  • $ 1 back on a box of tea.
  • $ 5 back on a case of Shiner Bock beer.

Notice a lot of those aren’t tied to a brand — just shop for the staples on your list and earn cash back!

‘Dumb’ Question No. 12: How Do I Write a Check?

It’s pretty rare these days to have to write a check, so it’s easy to forget how to fill that sucker in.

Just go ahead and bookmark this six-step check-writing guide, so you look like you know what you’re doing the next time the opportunity arises.

Always Raise Your Hand and Ask the Dumb Question

Do you finally believe your middle school teacher? There are no dumb questions! Especially when it comes to personal finance.

If you want to go back to school and get more answers to your “dumb” questions, you can do so for free. We’ve just launched The Penny Hoarder Academy, which will guide you through the ins and outs of personal finance — from building a budget to saving money on groceries to buying your first home.

Never be afraid to just ask.

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The information for the Chase Freedom Unlimited card has been collected independently by The Penny Hoarder. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. The Penny Hoarder is a partner of Credible.

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She was always the one who raised her hand and started with, “Umm… this might be a dumb question, but…”

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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How to know when you are ready to hire a financial pro and what you need to ask to find the right one for you, with guest Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, founder of the Live Richer Challenge Movement.



 

The new personal finance podcast, Your Money, Your Life is sponsored by Prudential and hosted by Black Enterprise’s own Alfred Edmond Jr. This special series features a lineup of great guests including The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee; DeForest B. Soaries Jr., founder of the dfree Financial Freedom Movement; Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche; and Jacquette M. Timmons, president & CEO of Sterling Investment Management. The show will cover money topics ranging from how to control your debt to our psychological relationship with our finance. A can’t miss!

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5 Questions With Diana Miglioretti

We spoke with Diana L. Miglioretti, PhD, senior investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; and Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Why did you decide to focus on the specific area of cancer screening?

It’s personal. I understand the potential benefits of regular screening for cancer. My mother’s grandmother died from late-detected breast cancer before screening was widely available and known to be important. My mother’s mother and sister also had the disease, and I grew up thinking I had a 100 percent risk of developing it. But after studying biostatistics, my perspective changed. Since my aunt, no one in my family has had breast cancer, and we don’t have genes that increase our risk for the disease. So, either the genes weren’t passed down or my family’s cluster of diagnoses was an unlucky fluke.

Why is Kaiser Permanente a good place to study cancer screening?

My interest in cancer screening led me to Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, which has been such a valuable place for me to work. The Institute is part of the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which I now co-lead. It is a network of breast imaging registries across the country that has contributed to the evidence about screening’s benefits and harms.

Diana Miglioretti and her husband Jason Graff.

Miglioretti and her husband Jason Graff, making dinner together, including local organic tomatoes and their homemade whole-grain bread.

What motivates you?

I’m motivated by figuring out how to use diagnostic imaging thoughtfully and minimize unnecessary harms from it, including unneeded exposure to ionizing radiation. CT scanning is extremely valuable for diagnosing disease – but one CT scan can deliver as much ionizing radiation as 200 X-rays, and a few CTs can deliver as much exposure as has been linked to a small increase in cancer risk. Experts believe 1 in 3 U.S. CT scans in the U.S. aren’t medically necessary, and often, another type of imaging test that doesn’t use ionizing radiation, like ultrasound or MRI, could be substituted.

I want to find ways to reduce overuse of screening, because of the cascade of other tests, anxiety, inconvenience, cost, and risk that can come from false-positives (when disease seems present, but isn’t), or incidental findings (when a test for one disease detects unrelated abnormalities that then may require additional follow-up testing). For instance, our JAMA Internal Medicine paper published recently reported that women with simple ovarian cysts aren’t at increased risk for ovarian cancer, so follow-up imaging isn’t needed, unless a woman feels pain.

Diana Miglioretti and her husband Jason and their dog Kindred backcountry skiing in Truckee.

Miglioretti and her husband Jason and their dog Kindred backcountry skiing in Truckee.

What else excites you most about your research?

I’m really excited about working toward personalizing screening for cancer. Certain people might benefit from more screening, and some might do just as well with less. I’m helping evaluate the less-versus-more intensive strategies for follow-up on lung nodules. And in a Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study, we’re trying to target which women might need to be screened more intensively for breast cancer — and which ones might not need so much screening.

What keeps you going outside of work?

My husband and I live in the mountains in Truckee, California, in the Lake Tahoe area. We cook together almost every night, using whole organic foods. I bake naturally leavened, whole-grain bread. Kindred, our Australian shepherd, helps us stay active. We enjoy the outdoors nearly every day, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, or skiing.

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Ahead of his artrepublic Kids Club session on 17th October, the Bristol-based artist talks painting by numbers and unicorn sounds.

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Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci taught his apprentices basic painting theory and techniques by numbering patterns on a canvas and designating a specific colour to each number? And did you also know that this was the basis for the original Paint-By-Number kits, which were developed in America in the 1950s? No, we didn’t either until we started thinking about the work of artrepublic artist Benjamin Thomas Taylor, which often references the retro paint kits, and went off on a slight tangent wondering where that whole learn-to-paint-without-technically-learning-to-paint thing began. (Thanks to Mental Floss for clearing that one up for us – we could have disappeared down an internet rabbit hole otherwise!) 

But back to the point we started at – the work of British artist Benjamin Thomas Taylor, who happens to be the guest host at artrepublic’s Kids Club session in the gallery this month. We weren’t sure what he had planned for the workshop, and we were overdue a chat with him, so we decided to ask him a few questions about his own art-school education, fantastical imagery (and imagination) as well as his role in this year’s Martlet’s Snail Trail, among other things.

We love the snail that you were commissioned to create for the Martlet’s Snail Trail – it sort of carries its environment on its back! Tell us little bit about how you created the design/ got involved with the project.

I used a previous painting as a template for the design. This helped me form a loose composition before painting colourful flowers and plants intuitively over the top. The title of the piece alludes to the hotel Matisse lived and worked in while creating his cut-out series.

You often use natural forms and landscapes in your work, but give them a highly coloured and slightly fantastical twist. Have you always been drawn to landscape painting? And are these based on specific places or is it all from your imagination?

I grew up surrounded by a very dramatic landscape in North Wales. It will always be a subject that fascinates me, mainly because of the sense of possibility I feel when I look at an expanse of space. The first proper painting I did when I was 13 was of a landscape. My art teacher used to take photographs in Snowdonia at the weekend and bring them in for me to paint in my art lessons. However these days my landscapes are created more from the imagination.

The blank/ uncoloured areas (that form the text) in your images create this idea of us not quite seeing the full picture. Do these sections in your work hold a particular significance or message? Or is it all really about highlighting the text?

The uncoloured areas are used to create a sense of possibility – a sense that the viewer could add their own colours to the work.

How do you choose the phrases that are picked out in your hyperreal landscapes?

They are often words or phrases that I’ve picked up on and I play with in my

mind. This process can take weeks, months or even years. They can come from anywhere and mean anything. I like the way artist Ed Ruscha describes his process of finding words: “Some words are found ready-made, some are from dreams, some come from newspapers,” Ruscha says. “I don’t stand in front of a blank canvas waiting for inspiration.” For example ‘What Sound Do Unicorns Make?’ arrived from reading an alphabet picture book with my young twin boys. On each page we’d replicate the noise each animal makes: D is for dog….whoof, E is for elephant…trump, U is for unicorn….ummmm what sound does a unicorn make?

I really like the word ‘Happiness’! It contains the word ‘pines’, which links to a lot of my imagery. Happiness is also a very subjective word. Everyone has their own idea of what happiness is?

Happiness by Benjamin Thomas Taylor

 

Did you know that Paint-by-numbers kits were originally inspired by an employee at a paint manufacturers, who discovered that Leonardo da Vinci taught apprentices the basics of painting using numbered patterns on a canvas? How does it feel to… follow in da Vinci’s footsteps?!

Like da Vinci, Jeff Koons uses the same process with his assistants. So in a way these masterpieces we see by both artists are actually just paint by numbers. This irony is important in my own pieces. Underneath the joyous, colourful, paint by numbers exterior I’m poking a bit of fun at pretentiousness.

We saw your attempt to get the public painting by numbers at the Art Yard Sale… based on the collective efforts there, would you say Paint-by-Numbers is actually quite difficult?

That was hilarious! I’m not sure people were really concentrating too much. It was a very hot, busy day.

When I paint in that style I really try to make each individual shape a really pleasing form. If I’m painting them on Photoshop I’ll often zoom in really close so you can’t see the overall image. It’s like being an abstract painter, working with just colour and form, which I love.

Off the back of that, what do you think is the best way to learn to paint?

There is no one way to learn to paint. I think the most important thing is dedication and that can only arise from an absolute love of wanting to make something. When I teach art students who haven’t done much painting before, I always start off by showing them how to mix colours and blend tones together. After that I ask them to look at artists who interest them to figure out and experiment with the techniques and processes they have used.

You taught fine art for eight years – what did you learn about your own practice and work during that time? (And why did you leave teaching behind?)

I taught Art in school for 8 years. Mostly in East London. It was an incredible experience. Obviously working with young people is hugely rewarding but for my own practice too. Having to figure out the most effective ways of teaching also helped me define and improve the most important parts of my own practice. I’ve left schools now but I’m still teaching. I now a lecture at a college a couple of days a week.


As you’re hosting the Kids Club this month, we have to ask who has been your best/ favourite teacher and why? (Can be any level of education/ or out of formal education. And doesn’t have to be art)

I’ve had lots of inspiring teachers in my life. The passionate ones are always the best! When I was at school I had a lot of problems with my reading and writing because of my dyslexia. When I started high school my English teacher was a man called Melvin Jones. He was an older teacher and sounded far too posh to be teaching in our school. It was almost as if he had been placed there from another world. He was so interesting and knowledgeable, he seemed to know everything. From someone who really struggled in English it soon became one of my favourite lessons.

My mum was having a clear out a few weeks ago and I found my old report from that year. In it he wrote “Even though Benjamin continues to make basic errors with his writing, he has a magical imagination”. He made me believe and see something in myself that I hadn’t seen before.

And, if you had the opportunity to learn from a master (alive or dead, contemporary or historical) who would it be and why?

I’d love to make a wood cut with Hokusai in 19th-century Japan, that would be interesting!

Taking your pieces as prompts:

Where do you wish you were?
I’ve often fantasised about stepping into one of my pictures and having a walk around. Probably ‘Reunited With Everything You’ve Ever Lost’ would be my favourite.

Happiness is…
Spending the whole day with my wife and twin boys

What sound does a unicorn make?
I’m really not sure, though it probably involves glitter!

 

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5 Questions with Steve Sidney

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, is the principal investigator of the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study in Oakland, California, a pioneering national study of heart health that began enrolling young, black and white men and women in the mid-1980s. A senior research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Sidney presented a new report on October 24 at the annual meeting of the National Forum on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention about heart health among middle-aged people in the United States.

What was your path to becoming a heart researcher?

When I was a medical intern, I saw a lot of patients who had developed heart disease and related disorders. Many of them had not taken very good care of themselves and were unhealthy. I found this discouraging and realized that I was much more interested in preventing disease than in treating it. I interrupted my formal medical training and spent two years as a fellow at the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program, and became excited about research on preventing heart disease and its consequences. I realized that a career as a cardiovascular epidemiologist would be a great combination of my interest in heart disease prevention and my background in mathematics and medicine.

In 2017, Steve Sidney helped to organized World Heart Day events with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

In 2017, Sidney helped organize World Heart Day events with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Your research has identified a big problem with heart health among middle-aged people.

Our research shows that while the death rate from heart disease has declined substantially over the past two decades in the United States, that decline is much slower among people between 45 and 65 years old. In fact, the death rate from cardiovascular disease actually increased 2 percent in this age group between 2011 and 2016.

What can be done to prevent heart disease in this age group?

At Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, we have an integrated program combining medication and lifestyle changes for helping our members manage their high blood pressure and to prevent complications from existing heart disease. Our research shows that nearly 90 percent of Kaiser Permanente members with high blood pressure now have it under control. As a result, between 2000 and 2015 the death rates from heart disease and stroke in this age group declined twice as fast among our members than in the rest of the country.

If other health care systems and providers had adopted Kaiser Permanente’s approach and achieved the same rate of decline, I estimated in this latest National Forum report that 40,000 heart disease and stroke deaths in this age group would have been prevented in 2015 alone.

How can other health care systems adopt Kaiser Permanente’s approach?

Kaiser Permanente researchers have published papers about our heart health programs so that community clinics and other health care systems can adopt similar strategies. Our three main recommendations are to identify and control heart risk factors early, use treatment algorithms to make decisions about which medications and therapies are most effective and encourage doctors to focus on promoting healthy behaviors such as diet and exercise.

Steve Sidney at the finish of the Hood to Coast Relay in Oregon in 2016.

Sidney at the finish of the Hood to Coast Relay in Oregon in 2016.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m 69 and have been a runner for most of my life. Though age has slowed me down considerably, I still love to run about 40 to 45 minutes a day. I like to do this in the early morning and find it helps center me for the rest of the day. I have been slowly learning to play the mandolin, and I try to practice 4 to 5 days a week. My wife and I, and sometimes other family members, spend long weekends at Sea Ranch in Northern California about every other week, where we love to hike every day along the bluff trail above the ocean, watch a movie almost every evening and gaze at the stars at night.

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All Your ‘Fallout 76’ Questions Answered

At E3 this year, Bethesda surprised the gaming world by announcing a new Fallout game — and not the one that fans were expecting.  Instead of the mainline, single player sequel, gamers were clamouring for, long time Fallout creator Todd Howard took to the stage to reveal an online, quasi-survival sim called Fallout 76 With many gamers picturing another Elder Scrolls Online, most of the internet appeared to write off ’76 before we even really knew anything about it. Now, five months after its announcement, we’ve finally learned how it plays.

We went to West Virginia to explore the post-apocalyptic wastelands of 2076, and after three hours playing ’76 and time spent grilling Bethesda devs, we now know exactly what to expect from this mysterious new Fallout game. This session answered a ton of our questions, and, thanks to the folks over at Nukapedia, we had a bunch of your questions to answer, too. So, without further ado, check out our 19 minute deep dive video on Fallout 76 above — or scroll down for more news straight from the devs and our written impressions coming.

Will Fallout 76 feature crossplay?

Bethesda Looking into ‘Fallout 76’ Crossplay: “It’s Not Just Flicking a Switch”

With Sony recently caving on crossplay, gamers have been keen to know which other titles will join Fortnite in playing nicely with the other consoles. When FANDOM asked Bethesda about crossplay, its response was positive, saying that it’s looking into implementing it post-launch. For more on Fallout 76 and crossplay, check out the article above.

Mods and Private Servers

‘Fallout 76’ Will Feature Mods and Private Servers Post-Launch

When it comes to Bethesda games, there is one thing that fans have come to expect – mods. From Skyrim hacks that make you undead, to Fallout mods that let you play as a cat in a box, Bethesda RPGs are renowned for letting players tweak and twist them into almost unrecognisable experiences. Yet, with Fallout 76 taking the wasteland online, it was hard to imagine a shared world that could be modded without turning it into a haven for cheaters. Thankfully though, when speaking to Bethesda in West Virginia, the team confirmed that it will be bringing private servers to the table, and with them — Fallout ’76 mods. For more info from Bethesda itself, check out the article above.

How Do Nukes Work?

Here’s What Happens When You Launch a Nuke in ‘Fallout 76’

Fallout games have always been defined by the destructive power of nuclear weapons. Yet, despite the series revolving around these tools of mass destruction, Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic series has never actually let players launch a full-size nuclear warhead of their own — until now. For the first time in Fallout history, Bethesda’s upcoming online-take on the series — Fallout 76 — will allow players to unleash nuclear devastation on its game world — and, more crucially, on other players too. You can read all about how they work at the link above.

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