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15 Expert Tips for Beating Inflation

Your boss just called and gave you the bad news. No, you haven’t been let go, but you did just get a near 10% pay cut – effective immediately. Not a great start to your Wednesday morning. But that’s exactly what happened to all of us since July of last year whether or not we…

Ben Huber 25 Aug
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3 Things I’ve Learned About Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship

My wife, Paige, has been a Physician’s Assistant for two years.  She has a great salary, great benefits, the opportunity to help people — everything you could ever want in a job. But even though it all looked great on paper, behind the scenes, things were starting to unravel. Over the past year, she’s been…

Jeff Proctor 30 Aug
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Should You Work for Free? Here Are 5 Common Scenarios Where You’ll Be Tempted

Ah, the age old question that virtually every freelancer has had to grapple with at some point – usually early on – in their career: Should I work for free? Ask this question in any freelancing group on Facebook or Reddit and you’ll have no shortage of people offering strong opinions. For some reason this…

Jeff Proctor 02 Aug
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How Your Parents’ Finances Could Become Your Liability

There’s no question that many Americans’ finances have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent survey by investment management company Vanguard, 60% of respondents said the pandemic has hurt their finances. What’s interesting, though, is that young adults aren’t just worried about their own finances as a result of COVID-19. The same…

Cameron Huddleston 19 Oct
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How to Use Your Biases to Be Better Financially Prepared

Humans have what’s called an optimism bias. We think our lives are going to go better than they likely will. Here’s how to leverage those biases to save more money and better prepare for financial hardship.

Paulette Perhach 30 Jun
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Money Can’t Buy Happiness… Unless You Spend It on These Things

Making money has become the new currency of happiness. But money for the sake of having more still doesn’t produce the type of happiness that leads to long-term fulfillment. However, money can influence your happiness if you spend it on the right things.

Jen Smith 26 May
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How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a Female Breadwinner

Gender norms have shifted significantly over the last 50 years. For most of American history, it was common for men to be the sole or primary provider in the family while women stayed home to take care of the house and children. It was rare for a woman to work full time, let alone be…

Anna Baluch 07 May

I Stopped Spending Money for 30 Days. Here’s What Happened

I’ve never been good at moderation so even giving myself a little fun money meant I was going to overspend. I needed a complete detox from my debit card. So I stopped spending money completely for 30 days.

Jen Smith 28 Apr
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A Graduate Degree Doesn’t Always Make Sense. Here’s What Career Experts Say to Consider

Most people pursue grad school because they want to grow professionally, land their dream job, and make more money. But grad school comes with a significant time and money investment. It’s important to consider the consequences before deciding if it’s the right path for you.

Anna Baluch 21 Apr
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Should You Marry a Spender If You’re a Saver?

If you’re a saver, but you find out that your partner is a spender with a pile of debt, is your relationship doomed to failure? Rest assured that all hope is not lost. Here’s how savers and spenders can manage finances in a relationship.

Anna Baluch 14 Apr