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5 Passive Income Ideas So You Can Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

So you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck? Of course you do. Though a recent study found that 54 percent of “upper income Americans” live paycheck to paycheck—meaning they spend the vast majority of their paycheck before the next one comes in, relying on it to pay the bills—it’s undoubtedly a stressful and inefficient […]

7 Reasons to Get Life Insurance, Even if You Don’t Think You Need It

When open enrollment comes around, chances are you know you need health insurance, so you dutifully pick the program that works best for you and call it a day. But there’s something else you should be paying attention to when signing up for workplace benefits: life insurance. Yep, even if you’re in your 20s. Though […]

7 Financial Resolutions to Make for the New Year

The last couple of years have been tough. And not just because we’re all living through a global pandemic. According to a recent study, more than half of Americans considered 2020 a “financial disaster.” As a result, many used 2021 as a rebound year of sorts—a time to buckle down, save, and try to recover […]

How to Have a Debt-Free Christmas Every Year

It’s easy to get lost in the more commercial aspects of the holiday season: the decor, the presents, the parties. It’s most certainly a time of over-indulgence in just about every way. And in a way that sort of reckless abandon is part of the magic of it all. But you know what’s not magical—at […]

How to Budget for Home Improvement Jobs

For many of us, our homes are our biggest assets. As such, these spaces require plenty of TLC, whether in the form of maintenance or upgrades. And more often than not, these projects come with a hefty price tag.  According to a survey of home renovations in the top 50 U.S. metro cities, people spend […]

18 Guaranteed Money Saving Tips for Christmas

There’s no doubt Christmas is an expensive holiday. In fact, consumers plan to spend nearly $1,000 on gifts, holiday items, and other non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year, according to an annual survey by The National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.  It might not sound like all that much, but […]

3 Easy Ways to Start Investing in Yourself

You know what they say: 20/20 is hindsight. It’s easy to look back and think… if only, but dwelling on the past doesn’t get you anywhere. In fact, most often, it only serves to further stall you.  If you have regrets—financial or otherwise—today is the day to stop ruminating. Today is the day to make […]

How to Save Money for Christmas Year Round Without Noticing

There’s no question the holidays are a time of excess in just about every way, and your wallet is sure to feel the hit, especially if you have a long list of people to shop for. In fact, the average American spent $976 on gifts in 2019.  That figure doesn’t include any of the other […]

5 Ways to Fund Your Retirement Account

Your retirement account may seem straightforward enough. You simply sign on the dotted line, accept the contribution rate, and move along, slowly collecting money as you go, right?  Not quite.  While that laid-back approach will propel you forward to some degree, chances are it won’t be fast enough to get you to where you need […]

6 Best Apps To Begin Investing Online

Your 9 to 5 may provide adequate funds for your day-to-day expenses, but who wouldn’t want to earn some extra money through online trading and investing? Especially when the process is—overall—relatively passive.  Today, there are thousands of tradable assets online. And by investing in digital financial markets, you can turn small investments into sizable profits. […]