7 ways I earn passive income

7 ways I earn passive income

I remember thinking, “You mean you can actually do work one time and get paid over and over again?”  And as someone who knew nothing other than working for an hourly rate, this was a truly fascinating idea. It was 10 years ago, and it was the first time I was presented with the idea of […]

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The Ultimate List of 2017 Blogging Conferences

List of Blogging Conferences

This was created because I am always looking for great blogger conferences nearby and yet often seem to miss them – even when they are in my own backyard. So, my team and I created this beast:  The Ultimate Guide to 2017’s Blogging Conferences!   Below you will find: Every detail you need to know about […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Clean and Repair your Credit Report

A step-by-step guide to help you clean and repair the errors on your credit report

The following article was written by our CFP® friend Neal Frankle. He is the chief editor of WealthPilgrim.com.   Nobody’s perfect. You aren’t and neither am I. But neither are the credit bureaus who compile your credit history or the creditors who report to those bureaus. If you have some splotches on your credit report […]

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How To Manage Bills With A Bill Payment Schedule (Free Download)

How to manage bills with a bill payment schedule

Why not implement the same type of planning to the paying of your bills? Rather than sporadically paying them as they come in, or checking a pile on your desk every few days, you should be able to designate 2 days a month to pay your bills…

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How I Got Out Of The Rat Race

An honest look at what it took to break out of Corporate America to find freedom

A little over a year ago I ventured out into self-employment after spending much of the previous decade in the “Rat Race”. For most of that time I was a glorified pencil-pusher in the corporate abyss of a Fortune 500 company.
Now that I have spent over a year working for myself I can’t imagine doing anything else. For as trapped and held down as I felt before, I feel the opposite extreme of the joy of freedom. Just to be clear, self-employment has it’s own challenges and difficulties, but I honestly think they pale in comparison to what I went through while spinning my wheels in the Rat Race.

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How To Set Up A Budget With Inconsistent Income

how to set up a budget with inconsistent income

The fact is, it is more difficult to set up a budget when you never know how much you are going to make each month – but it still can (and in my opinion) should definitely be done. I happen to think it is far more important for those with irregular income to set up a budget because of the quick damage that can be caused if you don’t…

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Starting an Ebay Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

starting an ebay business

A while back I did an experiment to see if I could start a profitable Ebay business. This article shows how I did it and what my results were…

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I Remember

I Remember...

I remember when I was living off of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that was purchased on a nearly-maxxed out credit card. I remember the feeling of hopelessness as I watched my financial life spiral out of control before my eyes…

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25 Top Ways To Save Money (updated for 2017)

25 ways that you can save money by not being normal

25 ways to save money by not doing what “normal” people do. A lot of money can be saved by thinking “outside the box.”

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31 Legitimate & Profitable Home Based Business Ideas (for 2017)

31 legit home based business ideas for you to make some extra money with

If you are like many, the thought of starting a home-based business has probably crossed your mind at some point. With the economy being what it is, layoffs all around us, and an increasing desire for many to escape the rat race and work from home many are trying to start a home-based business…

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20 Frugal Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

20 frugal date ideas for Valentines day - and even for after V-day!

Since these days so many people are looking for cheap date ideas that are actually fun, I decided to create a little list of a few…

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3 Easy Ways To File Your State Income Tax Online for Free (2017)

5 free ways to file your STATE taxes for FREE. It is pretty easy to find a free FEDERAL option, but filing state taxes for free can be tough to find.

It isn’t too difficult to find a place to file your federal tax return for free, but finding a service to file your state return for free is another story. Here’s what I found . . . .

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6 Online Jobs for College Students

Jobs aren’t so easy to get these days, especially when you have a limited schedule that has to leave plenty of time for classes and homework. One of the best ways to get around that is by finding jobs online. Just a few years ago, working online was mostly a novelty, but it’s becoming more common all the time. Here are some of the more common online jobs and opportunities for college students.

The new college school year is coming up, and with college costs getting higher each year, one of the recurring challenges is trying to find jobs to help finance your education so you don’t have to rely so much on student loans. Jobs aren’t so easy to get these days, especially when you have a limited schedule that has to leave plenty of time for classes and homework.

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My Blogging Gear Breakdown for 2017

This is a look at my current blogging gear setup as we close up 2016. I have a few things that I might add in 2017, but I am really happy with the current setup. And it all started with just a cheap laptop, and over the last 8 years I have honed in on […]

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