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How Important Is It to Have Multiple Streams of Income?
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Last week, I posted an article about how busy people can build new income streams, and a reader sent in a great follow-up message that I wanted to address in detail. Here’s (most of) that message: “I’ve been thinking about this more and more and my current hypothesis is that whether you should commit to […]

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Looking for New Work? Five Key Things You Can Do Beyond Sending Out Resumes and Applications
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It’s an almost automatic response. You need a job, or you’re unhappy at your current job. What do you do? You start applying elsewhere. You look up online job listings. You fill out applications. You send out resumes and cover letters. While that’s definitely a key step in the process, you’re often just tossing your […]

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So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out
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Several years ago, I had the chance to work closely with an intern I’ll call Chris. Chris was quite good at the tasks we gave him and you could see strong glimmers of the type of professional he might someday become. Chris interned with us for two different periods, and at the end of the […]

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Questions About Skillet Meals, Balance Transfers, Status Symbols, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning around low interest loans 2. Worried about financial crisis 3. Figuring out cremation costs 4. CPAs and taxes 5. Status symbols and […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 29): Handling Changing Goals
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we discussed the “long valley” – the period when the “honeymoon” wears off during a personal change yet you’re still far from your goal. That period […]

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Use the Tools You Have Now Instead of Dreaming of the Tools You’ll Have Later
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I had a great conversation recently with a gentleman in his early fifties who, upon being introduced to me and learning that I had been a full-time personal finance writer for several years, had been looking for a chance to have a conversation with me privately. Let’s call him Gene. It turns out that Gene […]

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Questions About Local Banks, Weight Loss, New City Challenges, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. IRA contribution and rollover questions 2. Saving for next home 3. Using banking to “buy local” 4. Figuring out where to live 5. […]

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