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Why You Should Start a Career Working From Home Today!

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Do you like to grocery-shop during the madness of Saturday afternoons? Do you like getting stuck in 5 o-clock traffic, leaving you alone in your car for hours? And do you like eating that same ol’ cafeteria food at work day in and day out? Me neither. That’s why I often contemplate working for myself.

I started my website nearly 6 years ago. I’ve received a fair amount of recognition . . . → Read More: Why You Should Start a Career Working From Home Today!

How I’m Prepping For the Next Stock Market Crash

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“U.S. stocks are now about 80% overvalued,” proclaimed the well-known economist Andrew Smithers. Billionaire Carl Icahn stated, “The public is walking into a trap as they did in 2007.” Robert Kiyosaki and Warren Buffett are even saying that the next stock market crash will soon be here.

By now it’s no secret. The stock market has been teetering for nearly a year and the next stock market crash will soon be upon us. It might be tomorrow, it might be next month, or maybe it’ll even stave itself off for a full year. There’s no mistake about it though. . . . → Read More: How I’m Prepping For the Next Stock Market Crash

Simplifying Your Mortgage to Free Yourself in 7 Years

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This is a guest post. And THIS is DW with her toes in the sand of her very own beach!

Being rich.

It’s a pretty common goal and I think if you’re reading this website it’s safe to assume you’d like to be at least a little bit rich one day. As the tag line at the top says though, the first step is to get out of debt and I’m guessing your biggest debt is your mortgage which is my specialty!

One week many years ago we went over to my parents’ house for dinner.

I still remember . . . → Read More: Simplifying Your Mortgage to Free Yourself in 7 Years

How to Waste Money…and Then Do It Again

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It sounds like something no one would do, but nearly every one of us is guilty. We waste money, and then we try to fix our mistakes and end up wasting even more.

How to Waste Money…and Then Do It Again

Sam goes to college. He keeps his nose in the books and stays out of trouble. Due to his hard work, he lands himself a job that pays $45,000 a year. Nice job, Sam!

With his newfound wealth, Sam moves out of his parents’ basement and gets an apartment on his own. He’s able to pay his student loans, . . . → Read More: How to Waste Money…and Then Do It Again

Best PF Posts I’ve Found This Month

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I’ve been thinking more and more lately about passive income, having options in life, and also the looming stock market crash that could destroy everything Liz and I have worked so hard for. With these thoughts in my head, certain posts jump out at me and I just have to give them a read.

Here are the four posts that I found intriguing this past week and I bet that you’ll enjoy them too! Happy reading!

Dear Internet, Stop Telling Me to Quit My Job

– by Coffeelicious – Every millennial should be traveling around the world and sharing their . . . → Read More: Best PF Posts I’ve Found This Month

How to Buy a Home on a Low Income

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In today’s economy, it’s still a buyer’s market. But many people still feel like they can’t afford to live in their own home. While it may be a good idea to rent until you are sure you can afford a home, there are so many benefits to owning your own home now. You don’t have to have a lot of money to live in your own place, and you can buy a home on a low income.

This post has been written by our regular writer, Kimberly Studdard. Enjoy!

How to Buy a Home on a Low Income

So many . . . → Read More: How to Buy a Home on a Low Income

How to Make Extra Money As a Freelance Writer

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I’ve been blogging since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I discovered a growing market for people who want to make extra money as a freelance writer.

My background is in banking and financial coaching. The more I blogged about personal finance (including my own debt-free story), the more I realized it resonated with people.

The same thing happened when I became a mom three years ago and started blogging about parenting and diapers and sleep deprivation. That clicked with moms.

If you have an area or two in which you have a great deal of insight or experience, . . . → Read More: How to Make Extra Money As a Freelance Writer

How to Bounce Back From a Bad Performance Review

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It happened. After many years of glorious reviews and praise, I just received my first bad performance review.

My boss sat me down, looked over the review he had written for me and said,

This review isn’t going to be easy. I don’t want you walking away from here discouraged, but you’re simply not meeting the expectations I had for you this year.

To be honest, I kind of knew it was coming. Almost every time my boss wanted clarity on the financials, I felt like I had to pause, think for a minute, or even get back to him . . . → Read More: How to Bounce Back From a Bad Performance Review

Pay Off Those Student Loans By Helping Others Accomplish Their Dreams

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According to statistics, the average college student will graduate with approximately $35,051 of student loan debt. Though the debt was necessary to obtain a college degree, starting off your independence with thousands of dollars looming over you can be stressful. In fact, many Americans spend years trying to accumulate enough money to pay their student loan balances in full.

While you could very well pay the minimum each month, this could essentially take you years to pay off. Naturally, the longer you have a loan balance, the more you pay in interest, which increases the amount of debt. Since you’ve . . . → Read More: Pay Off Those Student Loans By Helping Others Accomplish Their Dreams

Rental Income: A Headache or a Dream Come True?

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“Going to be a slumlord, huh? Have fun with that!” “My brother tried that for 10 years and lost money every year.” “My uncle owned a multiplex once. All the units got trashed and he constantly had to evict people for not paying.”

For whatever reason, when I started getting excited about buying a rental property (for that oh-so-nice rental income), the above reactions are what I got from my family, friends, and co-workers. Maybe they were just trying to be helpful – trying to protect me from a future disaster – but I think there was more to . . . → Read More: Rental Income: A Headache or a Dream Come True?