In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin. I think ole Ben hit the nail on the head with that one. Almost everyone has to pay taxes. If you really want to rule your money, taking control of your tax situation and keeping that money in your pocket is a great way to do that....
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Since there are only so many goals or changes that our minds allow us to take on at once, it’s important to identify what’s going to impact your finances the most. I believe that there are five key things you can do to influence your finances for the better and rule your finances in the new year....
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Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably one of the most famous literary figures in history. Even people who haven’t read the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has been portrayed by many different actors in radio, cartoon, and live action since the book was written. From Classic tellings such as the 1984 movie starring George C. Scott to more comical versions such as the Muppets version starring Michael Caine or the Jetsons episode, A Jetson Christmas Carol, it’s clear that Scrooge has left his mark on the English speaking culture....
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In just a few of weeks, most of us will be spending time with our families, exchanging gifts, and eating more than we should for the second time in about a month. The holidays are certainly coming up fast! Luckily, there is still time to save money on gifts. There are some normal ways you......
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This time of year, many places in the U.S. are starting to get pretty cold, which means almost everyone is trying to figure out ways to save money on their heating bill. Even places like Florida, Texas and other more southern states can get pretty cold once the winter months hit. Something that has always fascinated me was the difference in how people from the northern parts of the U.S. view certain temperatures as warmer than people in the southern U.S., even if it’s the same temperature....
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As a millennial, it’s no secret that life can be quite difficult. Rising school costs, the threat of student loan debt, and a very unpredictable job market are among your chief concerns.  So why not ask for Christmas gifts that can help ease your financial burden as you work to take control of your finances and your life? Spending time with loved ones is obviously the most important part of the holidays. However, family and friends love to get each other gifts, especially gifts that are insanely useful.  Here are the gifts that you should ask for as a millennial. And if you’re...
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With the Thanksgiving this week, and Black Friday as well, I wanted to publish this post on Wednesday rather than the usual Friday publishing time. Here are some "Don'ts" to help you save some REAL money this Black Friday. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!...
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Being passed over for a job opportunity can lead to some crappy feelings. I think most of us have been there. Thoughts of “What made me not good enough?” or “I really needed the extra money” inevitably pop in our minds. It. Stinks. Personally, I have quite a bit of experience in being rejected for......
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This post may contain some affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more information. A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don’t think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it......
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Every time one of my kids walks down the stairs I’m always sure to blurt out “Be careful!” I have two little girls at home, ages seven and four. I watch them wobble down the stairs with toys and blankets (and whatever else they can grab) in their hands so they can keep playing. At......
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