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5 Tips to Manage Debt and Save as a Family – Without Sacrifice

5 Tips to Manage Debt and Save as a Family – Without Sacrifice

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Women’s Money Week 2017 Featured Article – #WMWeek17 Behavioral Finance Tips to Help You Manage Debt & Save By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise Having a family adds a challenging dynamic to debt payoff strategies: instead of being able to dedicate every waking moment to side jobs, you may now be confronted with sleepless nights, expensive child care, and feelings of guilt at not spending enough time with your children. Not only that, but children start to eat more, outgrow all their clothes, and develop costly interests as they get older. For a solid financial future, it’s important to manage debt and save....

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Top 10 Unique Small Business Ideas for Micro-Entrepreneurs to Make Money

Top 10 Unique Small Business Ideas for Micro-Entrepreneurs to Make Money

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Women’s Money Week 2017 Featured Article – #WMWeek17 10 Unique Small Business Ideas By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise Do you wish you could make extra money on the side, but feel like starting your own business is too much work? I have good news: micro-entrepreneurship is incredibly easy and quickly becoming the new norm. Unique small business ideas are everywhere. A micro-entrepreneur is someone who works for him or herself on a small basis (read: manageable, workable around your 9-5, and possibly fun!). For millennials, often called the “side-hustle generation,” the micro-entrepreneur lifestyle is familiar. It’s often the only way...

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9 Cheap New Years Eve at Home Ideas

9 Cheap New Years Eve at Home Ideas

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Cheap New Years Eve at Home  With drunk drivers on the loose, and the crazies out and about, here are some Cheap New Years Eve at Home ideas for a great New Years Eve. Try these with the family, a few friends, or a big group. FOOD for a Cheap New Years Eve at Home Pot luck is the way to go. If your guests bring some grub, they are automatically invested in the event! Set a theme for even more fun. Try hors’doerves, sandwiches, dips, international, or any theme you can come up with. Finger foods are recommended. Also, pot...

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2016 Best Money and Investing Holiday Gifts

2016 Best Money and Investing Holiday Gifts

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Top Money, Investing and Tech  Gifts-Inspired by Money Magazine I’ve subscribed to Money Magazine for decades, and I can’t cancel my subscription. And it’s not that I haven’t tried. Sure, I’ve let the subscription lapse for a few months over the years…. only to subscribe again, for that one or two great finance tip each month. This months best holiday money and investing gifts surprised me once again. You’d think a finance expert wouldn’t need the rudimentary Money Magazine advice. Yet, there’s always at least one nugget, that I hadn’t thought of, which makes the subscription worthwhile. For example, the December...

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Win Win Negotiation – How I made $500 in Ten Minutes

Win Win Negotiation – How I made $500 in Ten Minutes

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 “I’d like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared – it’s an everyday part of life.” ~Leigh Steinberg Win win negotiation means that both parties leave the negotiation happy. Of course, you want to get what you want, but the best negotiations leave with both parties feeling satisfied.  Win Win Negotiation in Everyday Life There is hardly a consumer situation I’ve encountered that wouldn’t benefit from a little negotiation. If you take the opportunity to negotiate-for a better price or an add-on service, you’ll bank more money over time. And each year, tack on...

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5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

5 Tips to Get Rich and Build Wealth

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Get Rich and Build Wealth One Step at a Time    I remember, decades ago, scrimping and saving for the future. Living well beneath our moderate salary and saving and investing for the future. Decades later, the results are astounding. During the life of our family, we made hard decisions. We focused on slashing the costs of the big ticket items, such as our home and cars, as well as the smaller ones: Moved to a lower cost of living area while raising our family Eating in, bringing our lunches instead of eating out Driving our cars for decades...

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