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Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes in 2017

Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes in 2017
There are many ways to search for a new job in 2017. There are also many mistakes you can make that will stop you dead in your tracks. Here are five mistakes to avoid at all costs: 1. Applying to Every Open Position No matter how interested you are in finding a new job, don’t slip into the trap of applying for every open position you come across. Not only is this a waste of time...
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I would research what kind of job/career you want before you being your search. Put together a list of qualities and jobs you woul... Read More
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:22
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What to Do When Your Bills Keep Going Up

What to Do When Your Bills Keep Going Up
It feels like certain bills go up every year, but when your income doesn’t increase at the same rate, it can be stressful trying to juggle bills and make ends meet. It may take more than one strategy to continue to make your finances work. Make sure you’re not being overcharged. Many of us glance over our billing statements and simply pay the amount due. With so many bills due each month, it’s hard to pay...
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This usually happens to everyone at some point, including me. I tried to cut out all discretionary spending until I was caught up ... Read More
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:28
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7 Tips to Overcome Your Obstacles to Saving

7 Tips to Overcome Your Obstacles to Saving
Knowing the benefits of saving money doesn’t make it any easier to keep up a regular savings habit. From not having enough money to unexpected expenses, there are always things that keep you from saving. Reach your savings goals means knowing how to get around hurdles. Here are some tips for overcoming obstacles for saving money. Prepare for short-term expenses. Urgent, short-term expenses can distract you from long-term savings goals. You must figure out a way to...
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I would add: (1) start small (2) be organized (3) review and track your spending and saving each month.
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:18
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3 Steps to Take Before Starting a Business in 2017

3 Steps to Take Before Starting a Business in 2017
There is no better feeling than the start of a new year. Once the calendar turns, you’ll feel like there’s nothing you can’t do. Are you intrigued by the idea of starting a business in 2017? If you find yourself thinking about this, here are three important steps to take in the near future: 1. Answer Key Questions What are you trying to accomplish with your new business? What reasons do you have to believe that...
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(1) Talk about the idea with mentors or family members (2) Do as much research as you can before investing money (3) Create a busi... Read More
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:17
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How to Handle Holiday Debt in the New Year

How to Handle Holiday Debt in the New Year
You gave it your best effort, but when the holiday season finally came to an end you realized one thing to be true: you took on debt. This can come in many forms, including but not limited to credit card debt and store credit card debt. As the calendar turns to the new year, you’ll find that this debt isn’t going away on its own. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that your debt...
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Luckily, I was able to avoid any debt in the holiday season. I contribute this to making a detailed budget and I did not overspend... Read More
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:13
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Top Tips for Negotiating a Better Cell Phone Plan

Top Tips for Negotiating a Better Cell Phone Plan
With each passing year, it seems that cell phone plans change for the worse. While the company is the big winner, the consumer finds it difficult to get the service they need at an affordable price. Does this sound familiar? If you find yourself in this position, here are several tips you can follow to negotiate a better plan: 1. Get on the Phone As tempted as you may be to visit a local store, this...
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With the increased pressure from T-Mobile and Sprint, you are actually likely to be able to get a reduction in your cell phone pla... Read More
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:00
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7 Useful Financial Goals to Set for 2017

7 Useful Financial Goals to Set for 2017
With 2016 coming to an end soon enough, now’s the time to turn your attention to the new year. This means many things in regards to your finances. For example, have you yet to set any financial goals for 2017? If you need a push in the right direction, here are seven financial goals you may want to chase after: 1. Ask for a Raise You don’t control your own destiny with this one, but it’s...
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I would add: (1) Organize your finances (if you don't already) (2) Start or invest atleast 5% to your 401k (3) Get a financial pla... Read More
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:03
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Extra Cash for Holiday Gifting and Other Benefits of Online Grocery Shopping

Extra Cash for Holiday Gifting and Other Benefits of Online Grocery Shopping
I may never set foot in a grocery store again. Yes, I know. Never is probably not realistic, especially when it comes to buying food, one of life’s absolute necessities. So I wax a little hyperbolic. Forgive me. I have finally been relieved of one of my most loathed housekeeping chores and I am just so flipping excited! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I will only ever have to darken the doorways of any...
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What delivery services have you used?
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:01
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I've been using Kroger ClickList. It's not exactly a delivery service, per se. You have to pick up at the store after ordering onl... Read More
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:20
Alison
Hi Frank! So sorry for the late reply. I actually did post an answer to your question ( I thought) back in December, but I just no... Read More
Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:33
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8 Signs It's Time To Change Your Financial Habits

8 Signs It's Time To Change Your Financial Habits
We all makes money mistakes from time to time. The most financially successful people learn from these mistakes and are careful not to repeat them. Unfortunately, it's also easy to fall into a trap of repeating mistakes and allowing them to become bad habits. If you’ve been struggling financially or feel like you’re not reaching your goals, you may need to change your financial habits. Here’s how you can tell. 1. You don’t know how much...
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If you even do 1-2 of these things listed, you need to change your financial habits immediately. A new year is a great way to moti... Read More
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:00
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Office Gift Giving: Questions to Answer Today

Office Gift Giving: Questions to Answer Today
The holiday season means many things, including the fact that you’ll be purchasing gifts for a variety of people. In addition to your family and friends, you may wonder if it’s appropriate (or required) to purchase gifts for your coworkers, boss, and others at your place of employment. While there is no right or wrong answer, it’s important to have a plan this year. To ensure that you’re on the right track, here are five questions...
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Be upfront and discuss these with your co-workers. Also this is a good time when you should follow the herd. No need to be the onl... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:37
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