These days, in order to get ahead financially in the job market, continuously being on the lookout for opportunities outside your company is almost a necessity. If you do research and you are on the lower end of the salary average for your position, one of the best ways to raise your salary is to......
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Hey All! Today I’ve got a great guest post from Mrs. Picky Pincher! Mrs. Picky Pincher is the blogger and money-saving maven at Picky Pinchers. She writes about living the good life while paying off $225,000 of debt. Enjoy and comment! When I announced my engagement in October of 2014, family and friends were elated. And......
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If there is one thing extremely valuable that I have learned when it comes to personal finance is that not everything will work for everyone. That applies to paying off debt as well. As of June 2017, the total collective American revolving credit card debt surpassed the previous high of $1.02 trillion set in April......
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My family and I just got back from our yearly week-long trip to Colorado. We love going out to Colorado, partially for the amazing views and partially to visit our awesome family. This year the highlight of the trip was hiking a trail called Devil’s Head Lookout. It’s a fire lookout tower on the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It has some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen....
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One of my greatest role models for how to be “Atypical” with your money is Mr. Milton S. Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company. He was truly a forward thinking entrepreneur and really wanted to bless people with his money. Milton Hershey was born in 1857 to Henry and Veronica “Fanny” Hershey on a......
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A while back, my wife and I had a “little” problem in our home. We had some mice. Not a mouse…mice…as in more than one, which I guess is normal. It was dirty and annoying! Looking back on the situation, it gave me some valuable lessons in personal finance that I will never forget. I’m......
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Making mistakes while budgeting is a common thing, even for people who have been managing their money for a while. Even financial “gurus” like Dave Ramsey or Suze Orman have made plenty of budgeting mistakes over the course of their lives. Some of these mistakes can include, obvious things like not budgeting for yearly items......
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For many Americans, debt is a fact of life, particularly if you have a college or graduate school degree. From student loan debt to mortgages to car loans to credit card debt, there are numerous types of debt that you may find yourself in — any of which may have a high-interest rate. The question then becomes when you should take the next step of refinancing that debt in order to reduce your interest rate....
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Predicting the future—something many people try and do from your average person, stock market gurus, and all the way up to Presidents and country leaders. Predicting the future generally rides on educated guesses. But did you know your finances can help you predict the future? A lot of complaints I hear about saving for retirement (including from myself) surround the uncertainty of the future. I hear things like “you aren’t guaranteed tomorrow” or “there might be another stock market crash.” While these complaints are completely understandable, they really shouldn’t be anything to worry about....
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This week, I've got a guest post from Donald Weber! Attending college is expensive — a fact that I have learned first-hand, like many other students. My parents have saved throughout my life to help me get a degree, yet the rising cost of tuition means that I still have to take out loans. But in order to get the best possible start in life after graduation, I have worked hard to minimize my student loan debt. Read on to learn my strategies, and join me in reducing student loans....
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