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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Best Personal Finance Apps

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Nowadays you can do so much on your phone, including your personal finances. There are also a ton of options out there and they are not all equal! Below are my favorite budget and personal finance apps. Mint: This is the gold standard app for your personal finance needs. The app is effectively an all-in-one resource for creating a budget, tracking your spending, and monitoring your overall finance needs. Mint lets you know when bills are...
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I would like to add the majority of these apps can be extracted into Excel if you prefer to use and analysis in Excel.
Monday, 29 October 2018 11:36
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Here’s Why You Should Shop for Baby Supplies Online

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It doesn’t matter how many children you have, you’ll soon come to realize that keeping your house fully stocked with supplies would be in your best interest. After all, you never want to find that you’re out of diapers, formula, or another essential item. While you can always purchase what you need at a local big box store, there are many reasons to get into the habit of buying online: •    Lower prices. There’s no better...
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Great points Chris, and especially true in the early years. The conveniences of online shopping usually makes it worthwhile for ex... Read More
Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:58
Frank
ChrisB, How about testing these products out? Is there any benefit to seeing some of these products in person?
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:24
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3 Things to Negotiate With Your Cable Company

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Even with alternatives – such as streaming live TV services – cable companies continue to charge an arm and a leg. If you’re tired of overpaying, but not yet ready to cut the cord, it’s time to contact your cable company with the idea of negotiating a better deal. Once you make the call, there are three distinct things you should negotiate with your cable company: 1. Cost of Service This is the big one, as...
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Call your cable company atleast once every 6 months to get a refresh of new deals. They usually can offer you a low rate.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:17
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Overpaying for Internet Service? There are Ways to Save

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In today’s day and age, internet access is no longer a luxury. Instead, most people consider it a necessity.With this in mind, you may find yourself searching for a reputable internet service provider that offers affordable pricing.Unfortunately, this can be difficult to come by. On one end of the spectrum, the most reliable companies always seem to charge an arm and a leg.On the other side, you can save a few dollars per month, however, it’s...
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I pay $60 a month, but its bundled with my TV so not sure if that is directly comparable.
Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:25
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Become a Real Estate Agent: Full-Time or Side Hustle

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Did you know there are approximately two million active real estate licensees in the United States? Or how about the fact that there are more than 85,000 real estate brokerage firms operating in the United States? With statistics like this, it’s easy to see that there is money to be made in the real estate industry. The average real estate agent earns roughly $44,000 per year, with some earning a lot more (well into the seven...
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I have been thinking about doing this for awhile not, but I am thinking it will be difficult to manage part time. Has anyone has s... Read More
Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:20
Frank
Chris are you a licensed real estate professional?
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:14
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Tips and Tricks to Organize your Personal Finances

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Most people do not want to organize their personal finances, but it is very important to do so. This helps you stay on top of your finances and it helps save you from disaster. It also can help your sense of well-being and provides you the information to make good financial decisions. Below are some tips and tricks to help simplify and organize your personal finances. Put together a budget and review it at least once...
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A new one I have recently added: Find a personal finance partner to work this. I meet once a week to discuss personal finance topi... Read More
Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:10
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How to Get the Best Gas Mileage on Your Road Trip

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As you plan for your road trip, it goes without saying you’ll be searching for ways to save money. Can you pack food so you don’t have to spend excessively at stops along the way? Can you drive straight through to your destination, all so you don’t have to spend money at a hotel? Depending on the length of your trip, there’s a good chance you’ll spend a lot of money on gas. While there is...
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I would also map out your direction and focus on the most efficient way to travel.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:18
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What are the Hidden Costs of Dog Ownership?

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Owning a dog can bring great joy to your life. It can also bring many expenses, all of which you should prepare for before bringing a pet into your home. When you plan in advance for the costs of dog ownership it’s much easier to stay within budget, year in and year out. Here are some of the most common annual expenses associated with owning a dog: •    Food. Unless you feed your dog scraps from...
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My wife and I owned a dog for a short period of time. It ended up costing way more than we thought so we gave it to a family who w... Read More
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:17
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Is it Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

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It’s not the most pleasant thing you’ll do in regards to your finances, but there will be times when you have no choice but to review your estate plan. Upon doing so, you’ll soon learn one of two things: •    You can leave your estate plan the way it is for the time being•    You need to alter your estate plan as to better suit your current situation and the future You don’t have to go...
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My wife and I are expecting so we have just started evaluating our estate and are working on a will right now.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:16
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Start Now to Save Big on Back to School Shopping

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Although we’re just now moving into the dead of summer, it won’t be long before it’s back to school time. Since this has a way of creeping up on even the most organized parents, there’s nothing wrong with getting a jumpstart on back to school shopping. Starting early helps eliminate some of the stress that is often associated with this time of the year. Furthermore, with the right approach, it also allows you to save money....
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Does anyone buy their school supplies after the school year and does it actually save any money?
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:13
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