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How to Save on Closing Costs When You Buy a Home

Many future homebuyers spend years saving and planning for a down payment. But when they get ready to actually purchase a home, they’re shocked at the amount of closing costs. On average, closing costs amount to between 2 and 5 percent of the total purchase price of a home. That can be a hefty fee, […]

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How Simple Bank is Living Up to Its Name

I want to simplify how I handle money. This includes fully automating my savings and budgeting for my monthly spending. It would be even better to consolidate the spending and the saving into one place. But how do I do that when there are hundreds of apps available on my mobile device to help me […]

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How Learning to Think Like A Lawyer Can Make You Wealthy

In our society, certain professions enjoy a general perception of affluence (if not the reality). After all, who hasn’t heard the well-meaning parent urging their child to “become a doctor or lawyer,” so they can live a rich life and enjoy success? Why is it that lawyers are considered to be one of the wealthier […]

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Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

Happy hours and coupons aren’t the only ways to score deals at restaurants anymore. Now, certain credit cards offer rewards for dining out as well. With these rewards, frequent diners can enjoy eating out while reaping the benefits from their credit cards. All rewards credit cards aren’t the same, though. For this reason, it’s important […]

Think Retiring Early is Just for the Wealthy? Think Again

Early retirement. It’s something I thought and dreamt about for years, long before I even believed it was actually possible for a normal working couple.  There were several self-limiting beliefs: I assumed early retirement required extreme wealth. I thought people who retired in their 30’s and 40’s did it by taking major risks, inheriting wealth, […]

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What Style of Resume Is Right For You?

There are few things quite as depressing as staring at a blank page. But when it comes to writing a resume, this is exactly what many of us end up doing. It’s hardly surprising. A resume has got to convey meaning, facts, and personality, boiling down the essence of a working lifetime into just one […]

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How to Maximize Your College Financial Aid Opportunities

When it comes to saving for college, many of us focus on a dollar amount. And it is good to have a goal, whether monthly, annually, or over a lifetime, for saving for your child’s college education. But what many of us don’t consider are strategies for maximizing financial aid for our children when they […]

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The Best Rental Car Rewards Programs and How They’ll Save You Cash

Summer is here! As you prepare for your summer vacation, chances are you’ll need a rental car at one time or another. For those who travel often for work, you find yourself constantly needing a vehicle to get around. You have a rewards number for your favorite airline. Why don’t you have one for your […]

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When and How to Get a Business Credit Card

When you started your side hustle, a credit card for your business was probably the last thing on your mind. You wanted to earn some extra money doing something you love. Now that the side hustle has started to make some money, you find yourself incurring some expenses. It’s at this point that getting a […]

What BREXIT Means for Long Term Investors–Nothing

Yesterday Britain voted to leave the European Union. Called BREXIT, the vote sent stock markets into turmoil. As of this writing, markets are down as much as nearly 8%: FTSE 100 (London): -4.24% NIKKEI (Japan): -7.92% DAX (Germany): -7.22% HANG SENG (Hong Kong): -2.95% The U.S. futures are also lower, with the DOW down nearly […]

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“The Simple Path to Wealth” Makes Acquiring Financial Freedom Look Easy

JL Collins recently released his first book, The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life. Collins is not yet a household name for most people. However, if you start reading blogs among the early retirement community, you cannot help but learn about the man. He has been […]

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