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A little over a month ago, I decided to run 2 miles as fast as I could. I stretched, I…

Are you a new real estate investor? Are you trying to find renters for your newly purchased house or condo?…

Most of us wouldn’t mind making a few extra bucks (or a lot more) every month. It used to be…

Ever hear of flipping houses? Or flipping cars for thousands of dollars in profits? Of course! But…..what if you’re not…

“I died yesterday” — No, this isn’t a mysterious message from the crypt and this post won’t make it onto…

Here’s the thing with impulse spending. It’s kind of fun, isn’t it? The thrill of walking into a store for…

Many of you come to this site for personal finance advice – to hear about HSA, 529, and 401k accounts…

My name is Derek, I’m 35, and I’m an addict… The addiction isn’t one that’s normally confessed or maybe even…

We all want to spend less on our groceries, right? Food is one of the biggest line items in most…

In February 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 29,568 – its all time-high. Then, just a over a…

Kevin runs the personal finance website Just Start Investing, where he focuses on making investing easy (just like with index…

One of the most common misconceptions about making investments is that this is something that only the rich can do….

Looking for a free debt snowball calculator? I’ve seen the other tools out there and I firmly believe that this…

It’s not like we live in the 20th century anymore. You would think everything’s online, so why do I need…

Dollar cost averaging… Sounds sophisticated. Sounds like one of those terms financial advisors use to intentionally confuse us and get…

Money is never an easy subject to discuss with others, especially not your own parents. If you want to help…

My breathing, normal. My stride, in rhythm. And my pace, 8 minutes per mile. Things were going fantastic. I had…

Student years are both the most exciting and most nerve-wracking years of our young-adult lives. We get to meet new…

The world of investing has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. For one, the internet has become…

The greatest advantage of blockchain technology (upon which cryptocurrencies are based) is its decentralization. However, lacking a central authority means…

The Treasury Department announced on May 4th that it expects to borrow more than $4.5 trillion in its bid to…

Many of us have received our first round of stimulus checks – approximately $1,200 per person (with an additional $500…

Why is it that rich people get richer and everyone else seems to either go nowhere or actually go backwards…

Research suggests that over 60% of Americans view money as a source of stress and anxiety. With many people facing…

Writing that first resume represents a significant step in a recent college graduate’s professional career. This is an opportunity to…