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How to Budget On a Low Income
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Have you figured out what your financial goals will be for this year? Whether you want to pay off debt, save more, start investing, or just stop living paycheck to paycheck, you’ll need to start by creating a realistic budget to help you reach your goals. Back when I was in college and didn’t earn […]

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The Pay Yourself First Principle – How to Make it Work
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One of the best habits I’ve created when it comes to personal finance has been paying myself first. Without doing this there’s a good chance my savings would be nothing and I’d live paycheck to paycheck, even though my income has increased a lot over recent years. This is because it’s super easy to fall […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 28): Handling the Long Valley
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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 took a deep look at tactics that a person might use when handling a personal crisis. Things like a death in the family, a car […]

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Eight Frugal Ways to Ward Off Cabin Fever
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Snowmen and hot cocoa are nice and all, but for many of us the novelty of the cold and snow begins to wear off shortly after Christmas and New Year’s Day. By the doldrums of mid-February, the cold, dreary weather takes its toll, isolating many of us in our own homes. And when it feels like […]

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How to Become ‘The Millionaire Next Door’
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One of the most influential books I’ve ever read in terms of shaping my thoughts on personal finance and helping me figure out what to do. This is one of a few books I read at my financial low point, along with Your Money or Your Life and The Total Money Makeover, that really helped […]

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The 3 easiest ways to make more money
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In the seemingly infinite universe of ways to make more money, there are really 3 easy ways to make money that are relevant to you. Learn these three core methods and you’ll know 90% of the basic options to make more money. Most people who say it’s impossible to make more money don’t realize this. […]

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How To Prepare For Your Next Job Interview
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I’ll admit, I always felt like I had bad luck when it came to landing jobs in the past. Back when I was just entering the workforce, I remember watching all my friends obtain fun part-time jobs with ease when all I could land was a job preparing samples in different grocery stores. I did […]

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My Favorite Home-Based Business Courses for 2017
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Over the past few years I’ve taken quite a few courses. Some have completely changed my business and income in powerful ways. After witnessing firsthand the motivation and direction that a course can provide I feel like they are one of the best ways to fast-track a home based business. I also believe that as […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Expense Ratios
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If you want better investment returns, one of the smartest things you can do is find lower-cost investments. Not only are smaller fees a good predictor of future returns (the smaller the better), but cost is one of the few investment variables that’s directly within your control. You can’t control the markets, but you can […]

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