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7 Things to Do When Your Finances Are Out of Control

7 Things to Do When Your Finances Are Out of Control
Your finances can spiral out of control before you even realize it’s happening. Dealing with out of control finances can be stressful, but with time, effort, and patience, you can regain control of your finances. Learn to say no – even to yourself. It’s easy to lose control of your finances when your money is allocated to too many different things. Take back control by cutting out unnecessary expenses, even some things that you enjoy. Be...
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First thing to do is to understand where you have put yourself in. GET ORGANIZED. Then develop a plan of action and make sure you ... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:30
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5 Expenses to Expect During Your Job Search

5 Expenses to Expect During Your Job Search
When you’re job searching, you expect for it to take up a large portion of your time. However, you might not expect it to cost a lot of money. Sure, you’re looking for a job so you can make money, but you may have to spend a little money in the process. Here are a few job search expenses, you might have to pay as you seek new employment. Professional clothing. You may have to spend...
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Depending on your level or where you are in your career, I would also add traveling around the country for jobs, a consulting coac... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:28
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7 Tips for Managing Multiple Jobs

7 Tips for Managing Multiple Jobs
More than 7 million Americans work multiple jobs according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some people work a second or third job to make ends meet, to reach financial goals, gain more experience in an industry, or fulfill a passion. One thing is for sure, managing multiple jobs can be mentally, physically, and emotionally taxing. Paying more attention to organization and time management can help relieve the stress that comes with...
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I have been experiencing this for about 24 months or so, and these tips are hugely helpful! The one that resonates with me the mos... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:19
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Is Your Medical Bill Wrong?

Is Your Medical Bill Wrong?
Do you cringe when you receive a medical bill in the mail? Like most, you hope for the best but expect the worst. If you find that your bill is higher than expected, there are a couple of things you can do: •    Pay it in full and move on.•    Contact the billing department to dispute the balance. It’s important to remember that medical billing departments can and will make mistakes every now and again. In...
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I have had this happen to me several times, and it was a complete pain to deal with. Contacting the right party was next to imposs... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:17
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Are You Wasting Money on these Items?

Are You Wasting Money on these Items?
When you look at your budget, it’s important to ask and answer a variety of questions. Here is one of the most important: are there any items you can do without? At first glance, you may not find any items you can comfortably cut from your budget. However, as you dig around, you may soon realize that there are a few opportunities to save. Taking this one step further, there are big one-time purchases that can...
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I have to say I sometimes purchase lottery tickets. I do not consider them an investment at all, and I purchase these only for my ... Read More
Monday, 21 November 2016 18:16
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5 of Worst Money Problems to Have

5 of Worst Money Problems to Have
In a perfect world, our cash would flow smoothly from year to year with no major incidents. Unfortunately, life can’t always be perfect. Sometimes we cause our own money problems through overspending or other bad decisions. Other times, money problems are unexpected, caused by situations outside our control. Here are some of the worst money problems to have and tips for dealing with them. Not having enough money for a major expense. Emergency expenses, like a...
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All of these problems are terrible, and stress me out even reading them! Money problems creates so much stress for your life, try ... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:23
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7 Tips to Make Real Money From a Hobby

7 Tips to Make Real Money From a Hobby
If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money, consider turning your hobby into an income stream. Whether your goal is to generate a little extra income or turn your hobby into a full-fledged business or somewhere in between, these tips will help you make a profit from your hobby. Make sure it’s something you enjoy doing. When you choose a hobby you enjoy – rather than one you think will make money –you’re more...
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From my experience, this is very hard to do. You have to really love the hobby and be very passionate about it. What I have found ... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:20
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6 Fees You Should Never Pay

6 Fees You Should Never Pay
You might overlook the fees you pay because it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but multiple fees can add up. Avoiding fees is easier than you may think. Late fees Late fees are the penalty imposed when you pay after the due date. Some late fees are more expensive than others. Your landlord, for example, may charge a hefty percentage of your rent as a late fee. Late fees can be avoided by simply...
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ATM fees are by far the most annoying, and I hate to say it, but I pay them quite often. I use cash a lot when I am traveling so I... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 12:59
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5 Worst Habits For Your Finances

5 Worst Habits For Your Finances
For some people, financial troubles are caused by things outside their control – illness, loss of a spouse, or fraud. Other times, financial troubles can be traced back to things that you could have done differently. If you're having money problems, these habits could be the blame. Even if you're doing well right now, avoiding these will ensure you stay that way. Having Bad Spending Habits Overspending, not budgeting, failing to save, and using debt are all spending...
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I find most of my friends who have terrible finance habits, have no education on it at all. For many, this topic is extremely bori... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 12:56
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7 Ways to Avoid Phone Scams

7 Ways to Avoid Phone Scams
Millions of Americans are targeted by phone scams everyday. Robocallers have a variety of extremely convincing schemes they use to trick consumers out of money and personal information. Here are some tips to avoid phone scams no matter what tactics the scammers use. Be skeptical of all unsolicited calls, especially calls asking you for money for any reason or your personal information. It’s hard to know for sure that the person on the other end of...
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I honestly never answer my phone if I do not know who it is. There are so many scam callers nowadays. If they leave a message then... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:24
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