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How to Manage Financial Anxiety & Stress (Pt. 1)

1. Focus on the Positive Start listing the positive aspects of your money management skills. Perhaps you have a great job, are regularly socking money away in a 401k or an IRA, and have a nice emergency fund saved up. Even when things are tight or money is causing you anxiety, taking a second to […]

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Ways to Invest $100 (Pt. 1)

Here are a few ways to invest $100… 1. Betterment Betterment is part of a class of investment adviser that provides portfolio management online without the need for much human interaction, called “robo-advisors”. Instead of having to sit down with a financial advisor and pay them for their time, or pay them by having fees on […]

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5 Things To Do When Behind On Bills (VIDEO)

Here are 5 things you can do if you’re behind on your bills… 1. Take an inventory of where you are. Sometimes, the picture you’ve painted for yourself is WORSE than the truth. Have a single list of all that needs to go out to another company in a particular month. Make a similar list […]

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Side Jobs (Pt. 3 of 3)

Test Websites Sign up to help companies determine how customers use their websites. With UserTesting, you’ll make about $10 for spending 20 minutes evaluating websites or testing apps. The best part? You’ll be paid via PayPal within seven days. Sell Your Friendship Get paid to be someone’s buddy! You can register to become a Friend […]

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Side Jobs (Pt. 2 of 3)

Sell Your Extra CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, Video Games and Electronics Sell your old things! Apps like Decluttr, offer up, and Facebook are making it easy for you to sell your things and bank all the cash. These apps can make garage selling a breeze, and are also a great place to shop. Get Paid to […]

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Side Jobs (Pt. 1 of 3)

Earn Up to $60/Hour as a Part-Time Bookkeeper Does earning $60 an hour sound appealing? How about the freedom to work remotely while helping others succeed? teaches others to become virtual bookkeepers. You don’t have to have a CPA to be successful in this business. In fact, all you really need are decent computer […]

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Now Offering Signature Loans Up To $5,000

Dollar Loan Center is changing the game once again! We are increasing our lending limits and offering Signature Loans up to $5,000! You heard correctly, we’re doubling the limit of our Signature Loans and we guarantee to beat the rate of any other payday loan company! We have over 70 area locations or get fully […]

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Finding The Right Credit Card (VIDEO)

Step 1: Let your approval odds guide you. Before you can pick out the specific card you want, you’ll need to know where you stand credit-wise. Make sure your credit score is up-to-date then check out the cards recommended for your credit score range. Step 2: Do the research. Choose two to three credit cards […]

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Ways to Save In 2017 Pt. 4 (VIDEO)

Switch your wireless/internet/cable providers If negotiating with your current company doesn’t get you the savings you want, it might be worth it to shop around for a better deal from a competitor. New customer agreements are often swayed heavily in your favor — just know how your bills will be affected after the introductory package […]

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Ways to Save In 2017 Pt. 3 (VIDEO)

Start or increase contributions to your 401(k) If you’re not taking advantage of your employer’s 401(k) matching, you’re doing something wrong. Know how much your employer matches, and resolve to put aside at least that percentage of your paycheck to get that free money. Whether you’re using it, your HR department is likely adding that […]

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