First Steps for Financial Planning When You’re a Parent

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Every new parent should take some time to sit down and go over their finances to plan for the hurdles that lie ahead. With that being said, no one is perfect — and some parents wait a few years before buckling down. Whether you have a toddler on your hands or your child is no more than a gleam in your eye, there is no better time to start planning financially than the present. A good financial plan will help … Read More

5 Reliable Ways You Can Earn Money from Home

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Do you have children at home to take care of? Maybe you’re a little older, or you have an injury making it difficult for you to leave your house. Regardless of your situation, you’re probably looking for ways to earn some income without having to go outside. Here are 5 reliable ways to earn extra money from the comfort of your own home. Renting or selling things online Everyone has things sitting at home that he or she no longer … Read More

Debt and Stress: A Match Made in Hell

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Debt used to be a scary word. If you ask many of your parents or grandparent, debt was something to be avoided at all costs. But nowadays, debt has become very common. In fact, almost every young and middle-aged person is in some form of debt. Statistics show that 80-90 percent of individuals are in debt in the USA alone. This can be through student loans, credit card debt, or personal loans and mortgages. These can all add up too. … Read More

5 Money Management Tips for New Entrepreneurs

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Starting a new business is an exciting time. However, many new businesses fail because of bad money management. Make sure that your enterprise starts off on the right track with these five money management tips for new entrepreneurs. . 1     Identify Your Goals Many people dream of the chance to have their own business – and sometimes emotion and ambition can take over where reality should step in. Before you put money into any business, be very clear … Read More

Are You Financially On Track to Retire?

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Warm sandy beaches, week-long cruises, reruns of your favorite TV programs, new hobbies and fun friends. These are the joys that come with retirement. They say that “Retirement is like a much-deserved vacation in Las Vegas. The idea is to enjoy it to the fullest but not so much that you run out of money.” This is your opportune time to rest after years of labor and exhaustion. As much as this sounds lucrative and fun, retirement could also be … Read More

5 Online Side Hustles For Spare Change

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In 2018, particularly where young people are concerned, financial independence is all about side hustles. It’s common to read that millennials pursue multiple jobs rather than a single career, and thanks to the internet and mobile app markets, people who are so inclined now have more ways than ever to seek side income. Most relevant online “side hustles” aren’t going to make you very much money. But approached carefully and correctly they can certainly give you a little bit of … Read More

Why it Pays to Stay Healthy

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In light of the uncertainties of health insurance plans, it pays to stay healthy this 2018. While it’s a generally known fact that a healthy lifestyle constitutes a longer life, it may be more encouraging for readers to know the numbers. Health IQ details the findings related to health conscious people, showing that they have a 41 percent lower mortality overall. These individuals have benefits that aren’t just limited to the physical aspect, but also in emotional and mental aspects. … Read More

What I learned from Doing Nothing

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Sometimes there’s more to doing nothing than meets the eye. If you or someone you know may be facing some forced down time, you might be interested in my recent experience shared below. This is the holiday season and that time when life seems to ratchet up.  You may be starting to feel those familiar pangs of stress – having too much to do and unrealistic expectations for getting it all done.  Not to mention the impact on your finances. … Read More

Ready to be a New Home Owner? Is Your Budget Ready?

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This time of year is always the time of new beginnings – graduation, Mother’s Day, new jobs and yes, new homes. Do you know how much of a monthly mortgage payment you really can afford? If you have recently pre-qualified for a home loan, you probably know how much the monthly pre-qualified amount is. If you’re like many people I talk to, you may have been surprised to hear how much mortgage you actually qualified for. Before you jump right … Read More

Aging In Place: Seniors Can Live In Their Homes (With A Little Help)

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By Jackie Waters A long time ago, people stayed in their home when they got older. Then, someone found a way to profit off nursing homes, retirement communities, and the like. Those can be helpful for a senior that has serious mobility or dementia issues, but for most baby boomers in their later years, aging in place is a much better option. Know What You’re Talking About What is “aging in place?”  of some sort.Simply put, it’s when you grow … Read More

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