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Fun Ways to Make More Money

Fun Ways to Make More Money

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8 Fun Ways to Make More Money and Enjoy It, Too! By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise Making more money doesn’t need to be a drag. While typically people imagine “make more money” being another way of saying “get a second job, work 80 hours a week, and forget about having any fun,” that isn’t the best way to earn a little extra. As the saying goes, do something you enjoy and you’ll never work a day in your life. While there are many, many ways to make more money quickly (I can think 26 ways right now!), I’m a...

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The Top 7 Investing Mistakes to Avoid

By in Guest Post, Investing, Money Management, Tips | 2 comments

The Top 7 Mistakes Investors Make Investing smartly can increase the likelihood of a prosperous and secure financial future. The problem? Many make costly investing mistakes — and often, repeat the same missteps, which prevents their wealth from growing as much as it could. Often, such errors can be avoided by following the guidance of a knowledgeable financial advisor with advanced degrees and training in the field. In fact, there is a reason that such professionals are in high demand, many people don’t know or understand the intricacies of investing. Simply being aware of the most common investing mistakes, though,...

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Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

By in Guest Post, Personal Finance, Saving, Tips | 0 comments

7 Ways to Enjoy the Fourth of July + Maybe Build Wealth By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise The Fourth of July is one of the highlights of summer for me. The holiday almost always includes a cookout, fireworks, and time spent with family around a campfire with marshmallows. This year, July 4th is on a Saturday. For those of you who get Friday off as a state holiday, this means three full days of potential festivities and cheap 4th of July fun! However, getting crazy on this patriotic holiday can cost a lot if you are not careful. Save...

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5 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

5 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

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Wallet-Happy Gifts Dad Will Love! By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise Father’s Day is always a difficult holiday to shop for because my father is one of those “don’t get me anything” types. While this would make for a very frugal Father’s Day indeed, I still enjoy finding ways to let my dad know I appreciate him. Realistically, there are no Perfect Father’s Day Gifts yet, there may be gifts which are just right for your dad. The following gifts go beyond the cliché necktie or slippers for dad, while keeping your wallet full and giving dad something he’ll enjoy. 1....

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What Happens to Retirement Accounts During Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Retirement Accounts During Bankruptcy?

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Facing Bankruptcy? Understand What Happens to Retirement Accounts During Bankruptcy No one wants to imagine filing for bankruptcy, particularly as they get close to retirement age. Unexpected job losses, injuries, illnesses, or other disasters can leave people owing more than they can afford to pay. Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies are related to medical expenses. Other common causes include job loss, divorce, lack of insurance to pay for disaster costs, and poor credit management. Instead of thinking about moral imperatives, think about how to paint a better financial picture for yourself going forward. Bankruptcies have increased because of the recent...

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Stop Tinkering With Your 401(k) to Keep Your Wealth

Stop Tinkering With Your 401(k) to Keep Your Wealth

By in Asset Allocation, Guest Post, Investing, Retirement | 2 comments

Keep Your Fingers Off the 401(k)  Retirement accounts functioned differently just a few decades ago. We mailed deposits to our retirement accounts, or banks made deposits out of our bank accounts and into the brokerage account. To change our asset allocation, we called our stock broker, and he either agreed with us or tried to talk us out of making a bad decision. Now, thanks to the internet, we can see our 401(k)s with the touch of a button. We can tweak and trade to our heart’s content, and there’s no one to dissuade us. Is this ‘opportunity’ of easy 401(k)...

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