Personal Finance

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How to Sell Your House in 9 Simple Steps

Putting your home up for sale is a big decision that comes with a lot of questions. The first matter to consider is how to sell your house. Should you contact a listing agent for help? Or sell your house privately?

Amy Beardsley13 Jun
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How to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation When Your Salary Increases

Lifestyle inflation occurs when your spending increases as your income increases. Some lifestyle creep is okay. It can even be motivating. But too much can make it difficult for you to get ahead financially and meet your long-term goals.

Anna Baluch10 Jun
When should you take a pay cut for a new job?

When Is It Okay to Take a Pay Cut for a New Job?

As we progress in our careers, we tend to make more money. Especially as we add new skills, move on to larger companies, and start managing other people. But sometimes we discover that a higher salary doesn’t equal happiness.

Anna Baluch28 Apr
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Six Reasons You Need an Estate Plan, Even in Your Thirties

An estate plan is a group of documents that lay out a plan for your family and assets should you become unable to manage them. It’s not just for rich people, either; everyone should have one, regardless of income.

Jen Smith23 Apr
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9 Pieces of Free Financial Advice That You Shouldn’t Ignore

When I started to take control of my money, the first place I went was online. I learned more about money for free than I ever knew was possible. Since I couldn’t afford a financial advisor, this free financial advice was a lifesaver.

Anna Baluch10 Feb
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6 Common Pieces of Financial “Advice” That May Actually Be Hurting You

New books, podcasts, and blogs pop up every day with tips on how you should spend, save, and invest your money. While lots of advice is practical and helpful, there is a lot of bad financial advice you should ignore.

Anna Baluch27 Dec
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18 Financial Goals You Should Absolutely Have in 2021

Setting short term financial goals, and then following through, is key to your long term financial success. Here’s a smart list of financial goals for 2021.

Ben Huber20 Dec
Free Car

15 Places to Get a Free Car for Those in Need

Many people find themselves needing a car but unable to afford one. Fortunately, there are organizations that recognize this and try to bridge the gap by giving away free cars. You do have to demonstrate financial need to qualify for one.

Richmond Howard16 Dec
Pink Tax

The Pink Tax: Why It Costs More to Be a Woman

The pink tax is the tendency for products and services marketed to women to cost more than those marketed to men. But is the pink tax real? If so, how can you avoid it and possibly repeal it all together?

Jen Smith18 Nov
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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Holiday Season

According to a recent WalletHub survey, approximately 35 million Americans are still holding onto consumer debt that was racked up from 2018 holiday spending. Here are five common money mistakes to avoid this holiday season so you don’t have to start 2021 with any financial regrets.

Jeff Proctor18 Nov