Making a Budget That’s Actually Helpful

You’ll often hear Mint touted as a good free budgeting tool within the personal finance community and in my opinion, it is a very nice free tool.   But I think to get the most use from it, requires a bit of customization.   Let me share my strategy for how to use budgeting software to actually …

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Is Betterment’s New “Smart Saver” Plan Really Smart? How to Beat It.

Disclaimer:  I have an affiliate relationship with M1 Finance and may earn a commission on referred new accounts over a certain amount. I’m not a professional financial advisor so always consult with a professional before making any investment decisions to make sure you do what is right for you. Betterment just rolled out a new “Smart …

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Fixing Your Spending Addiction

Obligatory, “I’m not a licensed therapist – go see a doctor if you have issues” disclaimer. I believe that more people deal with addiction than one might suspect.  When I speak of addicts, I don’t just mean hard drugs or the usual suspects like alcohol or gambling.   I believe addiction surrounds us with a variety of …

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Mint vs Personal Capital: Why you actually want BOTH.

Budget App

Disclaimer: I’m an affiliate of Personal Capital so I may receive a commission if you sign up and link an investment accounts over a certain amount.   You may receive a call from Personal Capital soliciting you to try their paid services but you’re not required to sign up. If you’ve followed many money management sites …

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The Easiest Quick $20 You Can Possibly Make.

Piggy Bank

This is simply too easy to pass up.    If you sign up for Personal Capital FREE service and link an investment account, you get a $20 Amazon gift card the next day.  That’s it. There’s more to say but it’s almost not even necessary.   Personal Capital is a nice free service I’ve used for …

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Earnings from Three Months of Blogging

Tell anyone you’ve started a blog and you’ll inevitably get the question about how much money you’re making blogging.    It’s pretty straightforward to answer how much money I made THIS MONTH.  But it’s not easy to determine how much money you CAN make from blogging or how much you’re likely to earn in the …

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How to Sign up for Siteground Web Hosting

A step by step process. It’s not too hard to make money with a blog, and I was able to make the money back that I paid for blog hosting in the first three months of starting my site. It’s worth it to pay for quality hosting and I believe you will be able to make …

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How to Become a Freelancer

Today’s guest post comes from Candace Fykes.-Rob Freelancer. A job description that once held a single definition with two distinct connotations—unemployed. In the olden days, it was thought that freelancers were either so highly in demand that they had a high level of agency over when and where they chose to work. Or, that they …

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The Best Two Weeks of Your Life

Modern life often has us on a treadmill that can make enjoying life a challenge.  Our time typically falls into two categories throughout our career.  Gross oversimplification, but I’m talking about time employed and time unemployed.   But there is a third category that arises once every few years for many people. Time while Employed “Time employed” …

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