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For Sale By Owner: How to Make Sure It’s a Success

We received an email from a reader named Jeff about the benefits and saving as a result of buying or selling your home without a realtor: “I’d like hear a podcast on buying/selling your home without a realtor or w/realtor at a reduced rate. There’s certainly an hour’s worth of content here to be discussed…and […]

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How to Back Up Your Important Files with VeraCrypt and iDrive

In this digital age, how strongly do you rely on technology to keep your personal files safe? Now, imagine that the computer holding all of your important financial documents was stolen, destroyed in a fire, or fried after your child spills water on the desk? Are you confident that your sensitive files are secured and […]

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6 Ways to Find The Awesome Jobs That Never Get Advertised

The jobs we see advertised, whether online or in the press, are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is actually available. In a competitive market, most employers know that they can hook candidates without spending cash on third party ads — leading to a vast majority of roles being filled […]

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How to Decide if an MNVO Will Save You Big Bucks

Are you tired of having to choose between Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T? The first time I heard about the MVNO was during Podcast DR 007’s interview with Mr. Money Mustache (around the 27:00 mark). During the segment, Mr. Money Mustache revealed that he saved on his mobile carrier by switching to Republic Wireless, and had […]

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How to Make Money with Motif Investing for Beginners

If you keep up with financial happenings, you’ve probably heard about the new online brokerage, Motif Investing. You may have read about it in CNBC’s 50 Disruptor Companies of 2016 with its novel concept of investing in ideas. So, how exactly do you go about making money with Motif Investing? Here’s a beginner’s guide that […]

How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way

In my weekly Forbes column, I published an article on how to become a millionaire in under 20 years. There’s no mystery to it. Save a reasonable amount of money each month (maxing out a 401k will get the job done) and invest it wisely in low cost index funds. Done and done. And then […]

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Banks vs. Credit Unions — Which Is The Best Option?

Credit union versus a bank–which is best for you? It’s a question that is not easily answered. While there are significant differences between the two, there are also a lot of similarities. Whether a credit union or bank is best depends upon what is most important to you. Choosing between a bank or credit union […]

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How to Ensure Your Life Insurance Proceeds are Actually Tax-Free

If there is one thing most people “know” about life insurance — aside from the oft-repeated notion that almost everyone should have a policy — it’s that life insurance proceeds are tax-free. As with most generalizations about law and finance, though, this assertion is mostly true.  If you have life insurance, or are thinking about […]

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Cutting the Cord: How To Hack Your TV Budget

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American watches nearly three hours of TV a day. That adds up to a whopping 45.6 days a year spent in front of the tube. It’s safe to say that television is a big source of entertainment in our society, and probably a significant consumer of […]

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5 Smart Approaches to Help You Negotiate a Raise

Very few people are comfortable asking for a pay raise, even if well-deserved. In fact, PayScale.com found that 57% of people have never negotiated their salary in any way, shape, or form. Salary.com found that that 68% of people suffer anxiety over negotiating pay. We are taught from a young age that it is rude […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Rates

The Wall Street Journal had a report this weekend on how to snag the best mortgage rates. While some of the tips you’ve probably heard before, I thought it was still worth sharing. With rates at historic lows and real estate prices ready to rebound, it seemed like a good time to review the basics. […]

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