How to Ditch Your Home Phone for Google Voice

Jan 10 12:02pm The Dough Roller
Do you really need to keep your telephone landline? This seems to be a question that is on many people’s minds these days, especially with the prevalence of cell phones. More and more households are choosing to shift from a traditional telephone landline to wireless service only. For most, it is simply more cost-effective to […] The post How to Ditch Your Home Phone for Google Voice appeared first on The Dough Roller.
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Redeem Alaska Mileage Plan Miles for Virgin America Flights

Jan 10 11:34am The Points Guy
It’s been a busy couple of days for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. Yesterday, we told you how Mileage Plan members were seeing 10,000 bonus miles in their accounts and how it was possible to transfer Elevate points to Mileage Plan miles at a 1 to 1.3 ratio. Now, you can also redeem Mileage Plan...
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Excellent Etihad First Apartment Award Space Available to JFK

Jan 10 11:11am The Points Guy
There are very few in-flight accommodations more luxurious than Etihad’s First Apartment, but award space is often difficult to come by for the one route in and out of the United States, which is New York-Abu Dhabi. This is partially due to Etihad being fairly strict about releasing space, but also because there has been only one...
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Deal Alert: JetBlue Winter Sale From $33 or 1,500 Points One-Way

Jan 10 10:52am The Points Guy
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg\_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through...
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How to Create a Winning Startup Funding Strategy

Jan 10 10:49am Personal Finance Blog – Personal Finance and Money Management Tips
There are right ways and wrong ways to go about developing a strategy to attract the right investors into your startup enterprise. And there are definitely more than a few that should top your list. Follow these 7 tips and you’ll soon have to start turning investors away! Get your outlook set right. Your mindset ... The post How to Create a Winning Startup Funding Strategy appeared first on Personal Finance Blog - Personal Finance and Money Management Tips.
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It Doesnt Cost a Lot to Sell at a Flea Market. Heres How to Get Started

Jan 10 10:02am The Penny Hoarder
You might be surprised how easy it is to launch a business as a flea market vendor. While you probably won’t get rich, it’s a surprisingly fun way to make some extra cash on the weekend. Here’s what you need to know.The post It Doesn’t Cost a Lot to Sell at a Flea Market. Here’s How to Get Started appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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Amazing Deal Alert: US to Europe From $164 Round-Trip

Jan 10 9:57am The Points Guy
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg\_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through...
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Understanding the Expenses of Your 401(k) Plan

Jan 10 9:00am Investor Junkie
For most of us, our key retirement savings vehicle is our 401(k). Many investors think their 401(k) plan is free with no expenses. Nothing could be further from the truth. […] Understanding the Expenses of Your 401(k) Plan is from Investor Junkie Copyright © Empowering Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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High Fashion: This Woman Gets Paid to Make Stunning Dresses Using Balloons

Jan 10 8:00am The Penny Hoarder
This woman has grown a career out of making dresses, but her fabric of choice is what sets her apart. She uses balloons -- seriously.The post High Fashion: This Woman Gets Paid to Make Stunning Dresses… Using Balloons appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass in 2017

Jan 10 7:59am The Points Guy
A new year brings an array of opportunities to make the most of your points and miles. Many of these are related to travel rewards credit cards (like the $200 airline credit with the Platinum Card from American Express), but there are even more lucrative benefits that can be unlocked and maximized when January comes around....
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Graphing the meaning of retirement

Jan 10 7:44am Early Retirement Extreme
Any questions? Copyright © 2007-2015 earlyretirementextreme.com This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. If you see this notice anywhere else than in your news reader, it makes the page you are viewing an infringement of the copyright. (Digital Fingerprint: 47d7050e5790442c7fa8cab55461e9ce)Originally posted 2010-10-24 17:56:00.
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#FASuccess Podcast: How Ron Carson Built Carson Wealth & Carson Institutional

Jan 10 7:01am Kitces.com
Welcome to the second episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast! In this episode, I spoke to Ron Carson, a veritable legend in the world of financial planning. Not only has he been the top-ranked advisor at LPL for 25 years running(!), and is regularly recognized at the top of lists like Barron’s for theRead More...
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2017 Financial Priorities

Jan 10 7:00am Our Freaking Budget
It’s 2017! And even crazier, we’re already a week and a half into January. It’s that time of year for new goals, new plans, new beginnings, and yup — new budgets. There’s no better time to prioritize (or reprioritize) your finances than now. Johnny and I have a few things…...
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What is Alaska Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2017?

Jan 10 6:59am The Points Guy
Airline elite status carries with it an array of benefits, but just how much is that status worth? If you’re starting 2017 with Alaska Airlines MVP status (or are planning to qualify this year), you’d probably love to know the answer to that question. Today I’ll continuing my update to last year’s series that tries to...
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31 Subreddits Every Penny Hoarder Should Follow

Jan 10 6:00am The Penny Hoarder
Whether you’re new to Reddit or celebrating your sixth cake day, some boards are better than others when it comes to frugality. Here are the 31 best subreddits for Penny Hoarders to follow.The post 31 Subreddits Every Penny Hoarder Should Follow appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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How To Resist The Upsell At Your Bank

Jan 10 5:05am Money Under 30
We've all experienced it: Your nice bank teller wants you to get a new credit card. Or a second savings account. A new mortgage. How to resist the upsell. How To Resist The Upsell At Your Bank appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.
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The Exception vs. The Rule in Money

Jan 10 12:00am Mixed Up Money
Going out on a real limb here, but if you’ve seen “He’s Just Not That Into You” (she says as she floats backwards into 2009), then you’ll know exactly what I mean by the “exception”. If you haven’t. Here’s a quick refresher: Gigi: I think I’ve figured it out. Remember when I went out with+ Read More The post The Exception vs. The Rule in Money appeared first on Mixed Up Money.
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Who needs a college degree anyway?

Jan 9 7:42pm Early Retirement Extreme
I think that in many cases a college degree is a waste of money! I do believe that university educations should only be for a select few. In particular I do not believe that sending everybody to college will make us collectively smarter. Consequently, I do not believe that college degrees will make our society […]...
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Can a National Lottery Fix the U.S. Federal Debt? Pros & Cons

Jan 9 7:15pm Money Crashers
Public lotteries have a long history. From Caesar Augustus (where tickets had prizes of slaves, real estate, and ships) to European governments during the Middle Ages (which relied heavily on lotteries for revenue), state-run lotteries have continually proven lucrative, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Not surprisingly, the United States of America also has a long… Can a National Lottery Fix the U.S. Federal Debt? – Pros & Cons is a post from the Money Crashers personal finance blog.       ...
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Small Business Retirement Plans SEP-IRA vs. Solo 401(k)

Jan 9 6:39pm The Chicago Financial Planner
One of the best tax deductions for a small business owner is funding a retirement plan.  Beyond any tax deduction you are saving for your own retirement.  As a fellow small business person, I know how hard you work.  You deserve a comfortable retirement.  If you don’t plan for your own retirement who will? Two popular […] Related Posts: 5 Reasons to Consider a Solo 401(k) IRA Contribution Guide for Tax Year 2014 – An Illustration Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2015 What if My Company’s 401(k) Plan is Lousy? 7 Retirement Savings Tips to Help Avoid Regret Small Bus...
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Parents, Save Up: It Costs $233,610 to Raise a Kid

Jan 9 6:04pm Personal Finance News
Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610 — or as much as almost $14,000 annually, the Department of Agriculture says. That’s the average for a middle-income couple with two children. It’s a bit more expensive […] The post Parents, Save Up: It Costs $233,610 to Raise a Kid appeared first on Personal Finance News. Related posts: Watch All the TV You Want Without Paying a Cable Bill 7 life lessons from the very wealthy McDonald’s Salad Has More Calorie...
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Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts Will Now Be Subject to More Stringent Background Checks

Jan 9 5:40pm The Points Guy
For almost as long as ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have been in existence, the debate over how stringent these companies’ background checks for potential drivers has been a hot-button topic. The media is regularly reporting on Uber- and Lyft-related crimes and there are now even dedicated websites, like Who’s Driving You, that track...
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How My Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-Up Bonus Got Me a First-Class Ticket Home From Bali

Jan 9 5:14pm The Points Guy
In August of last year, the St. Regis Maldives had a pricing fluke where overwater bungalows cost only 32,500 Starpoints a night. So, I booked a five-night stay (for 26,000 points per night since you get the fifth night free with SPG) and then planned a larger trip around it — with five nights at the Park Hyatt Maldives...
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If You Receive SNAP Benefits, You Could Soon Get Your Groceries Online

Jan 9 5:04pm The Penny Hoarder
Some online grocers will soon accept SNAP benefits, which means people who don’t make a lot of money could have more access to healthy food choices.The post If You Receive SNAP Benefits, You Could Soon Get Your Groceries Online appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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More Than Half of Us Would Rather Do This Than Share Our Credit Score

Jan 9 4:45pm The Penny Hoarder
People really don’t think they can stick to their financial goals. This study’s findings are totally shocking...The post More Than Half of Us Would Rather Do This Than Share Our Credit Score appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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Join Me on Facebook Live Tonight for All Things Sapphire Reserve and for a Chance to Win Prizes

Jan 9 4:15pm The Points Guy
As they say, all good things must come to an end — and that holds true even for credit cards. As you’ve heard by now, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is ending its historic 100,000-point online sign-up bonus later this week — Wednesday, January 11. If you apply online after that date, you’ll get 50,000 points...
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How to Be Financially Stable When Facing Personal Injury

Jan 9 4:01pm Money Spruce
Being unable to continue your job means mental and physical trauma, which, in many cases, is devastating. But perhaps the most disturbing factor is facing financial hardship. Having a personal injury – whether sustained in a public area or at work – often results in a financial toll that can have a dramatic effect on your household. It may come from… Medical Expenses: For serious injuries like a knee replacement operation, these expenses can pile on fast. The bills along with your reduced or lost earnings can cause extreme financial distress. Loss of Property: In some cases of personal...
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You Can Now Transfer Virgin America Elevate Points to Alaska

Jan 9 4:00pm The Points Guy
When the Virgin America and Alaska Airlines deal closed last month, we knew almost immediately that members would be able to transfer Virgin America Elevate points to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles at a 1 to 1.3 ratio. And as of today, that transfer option is now live. To transfer your Elevate points to Mileage...
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Deal Alert: US to Southeast Asia From $446 Round-Trip

Jan 9 3:48pm The Points Guy
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg\_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through...
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McDonalds Specialty Coffee is Now Cheaper But Can It Replace Starbucks?

Jan 9 3:45pm The Penny Hoarder
McDonald’s recently lowered its specialty coffee drinks to keep up with competitors -- but is it worth the switch? Our writer decided to find out.The post McDonald’s Specialty Coffee is Now Cheaper — But Can It Replace Starbucks? appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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Did You Get 10,000 Extra Alaska Airlines Miles? If Not, You Still Might!

Jan 9 2:40pm The Points Guy
In the last 24 hours, a significant number of Alaska Mileage Plan members have seen 10,000 extra miles appear in their accounts, seemingly without reason or explanation. If you got these miles, the entry in your online mileage activity ledger looks like this: Not everyone has received these miles so far, and there’s been a lot of speculation as to...
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These 10 Escape Rooms Will Pay You to Lock People Up (Pays Up to $12/Hr)

Jan 9 2:10pm The Penny Hoarder
Do you love escape rooms? We found 10 now hiring for part-time jobs across the U.S. And some pay up to $12 an hour...The post These 10 Escape Rooms Will Pay You to Lock People Up (Pays Up to $12/Hr) appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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5 Fast-Growing Jobs That Pay $50K or More Without a Bachelors Degree

Jan 9 1:01pm The Penny Hoarder
We’ve all seen lists of the fastest-growing jobs. But what about jobs you can get without a four-year degree? We’ve rounded up five unusual ones that pay at least $40,000 a year.The post 5 Fast-Growing Jobs That Pay $50K or More — Without a Bachelor’s Degree appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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Buy Back Your Marriott Elite Status Starting at 7,500 Points

Jan 9 12:25pm The Points Guy
Didn’t quite re-qualify for Marriott elite status by the end of 2016? Well, the hotel brand is offering a workaround. Now through March 31, you can buy back your 2016 elite status starting at just 7,500 Marriott points. Subject to limitations, you can buy back Silver status for 7,500 points, Gold status for 25,000 points and...
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Cadillac Has Launched A Vehicle Subscription Service in New York City

Jan 9 11:25am The Points Guy
If you’ve ever lived in New York City, you probably know that owning a car is not the easiest thing to do. Once you’ve forked over the cash for the car’s sticker price, you’ve got the usual expenses like insurance, maintenance and gas — then you’ve got the added cost of parking, plus the hassle of...
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Oh, Thank Heaven! Free Coffee and Slurpees at 7-Eleven

Jan 9 11:20am The Penny Hoarder
Did someone say free coffee? How about free Slurpees? Every Wednesday this month at 7-Eleven, you can get a free coffee of any size if you scan convenience chain’s app at the checkout counter. You can go with hot or iced coffee, depending on your caffeination preferences. Just to be clear, the deal is only […]The post Oh, Thank Heaven! Free Coffee and Slurpees at 7-Eleven appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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How to Save Money After the Holidays and All Year Long with FreeShipping.com

Jan 9 10:58am BargainBriana™
This is a sponsored post by FreeShipping.com. All opinions are my own. How to Save Money After the Holidays and All Year Long with FreeShipping.com Saving money is one of the top priorities of every consumer especially after the holidays [...] How to Save Money After the Holidays and All Year Long with FreeShipping.com first appeared on BargainBriana.        ...
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Deal Alert: US to Mexico City From $180 Round-Trip

Jan 9 10:35am The Points Guy
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg\_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through...
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Amazing Deal Alert: Qatar Airways Business Class From $1,916 Round-Trip

Jan 9 9:40am The Points Guy
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg\_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through...
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Setting Goals and Financial Habits Do This if You Want to Succeed

Jan 9 9:00am Investor Junkie
“People come to the end of the year and the beginning of a new year with ambitious goals,” says Lauren Brouhard, senior vice president at Fidelity Investments. “Unfortunately, a lot […] Setting Goals and Financial Habits — Do This if You Want to Succeed is from Investor Junkie Copyright © Empowering Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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How to Develop the Habit of Spending Less Than You Make

Jan 9 8:21am The Dough Roller
If I could write just one thing about achieving financial freedom, it would be this–spend less than you make. Like all habits that lead to financial freedom, spending less than you make is simple to understand, but hard to follow. For some reason, we always want more. At times in my life I’ve made very […] The post How to Develop the Habit of Spending Less Than You Make appeared first on The Dough Roller.
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Why Forex (Foreign Currency Trading) Is Useless and Dangerous for Most Investors

Jan 9 8:00am Oblivious Investor
A reader writes in, asking: “I recently saw an article that said that forex trading was invented to be a risk reduction tool. The nature of the rest of the article gave me the impression that it was just fear-mongering. Make me scared about the fate of U.S. Dollars so I turn my money over to […]...
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13 Essential Moneysaving Strategies for Shopping at The Fresh Market

Jan 9 8:00am The Penny Hoarder
Shopping at this gourmet grocery store can be a challenge, but if you know your way around The Fresh Market’s specials, rebates and coupon policy, you can stretch your grocery budget. Here’s how.The post 13 Essential Moneysaving Strategies for Shopping at The Fresh Market appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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What Is United Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2017?

Jan 9 7:59am The Points Guy
After digging into the value of elite status with the American Airlines AAdvantage program and the Delta SkyMiles program, I’ll now move on to the third major domestic carrier and look at the United MileagePlus program. Before we get to the analysis, a couple of disclaimers. First, it’s important to note that these mathematical analyses...
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How to downsize your kitchen

Jan 9 7:42am Early Retirement Extreme
Step one: Figure out what you need When I was single, I eventually figured out exactly what I needed (see my minimalist kitchen post for details) to cook my food). Since getting married it is clear that those needs have changed. Without an inventory analysis (*) it is impossible to know what needed and what […]...
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The Latest In Financial Advisor #FinTech (January 2017)

Jan 9 7:01am Kitces.com
Welcome to the January issue of the latest news in Financial Advisor #FinTech – where we look at the big news, announcements, and underlying trends and developments that are emerging in the world of technology solutions for financial advisors and wealth management! This month’s edition kicks off with the big news of the early 2017 rollout of SchwabRead More...
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Hidden Home Savings

Jan 9 7:00am Pretend to Be Poor
Everyone says home ownership is fraught with hidden costs, but what are they? And how can you combat them? Today we’ll explore some ways to save when it comes to buying and maintaining a home, and minimizing utility costs. Buying I can’t recommend enough that you save a 20\% down payment before purchasing a home. […]...
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8 Ways to Avoid Going Broke in Retirement

Jan 9 7:00am PT Money
Retirement is closer than you think. Unfortunately, too many of us fail to plan. 1 out of 3 Americans have nothing saved for retirement and will solely rely on social security. Those of us who are consistent and plan ahead will be able to have peace of mind when retirement comes around. However, no matter […] The post 8 Ways to Avoid Going Broke in Retirement appeared first on PT Money.
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New Years Vacation in Maui Reader Success Story

Jan 9 6:59am The Points Guy
One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all...
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How I Moved My Family to Mexico and Cut Our Monthly Expenses by 55%

Jan 9 6:00am The Penny Hoarder
This family decided to move to a place where they could stretch their dollars further than they thought possible. Would you move to one of the cheapest countries to live in?The post How I Moved My Family to Mexico and Cut Our Monthly Expenses by 55\% appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
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The Financial Samurai Investment Tracker Spreadsheet

Jan 9 5:18am Financial Samurai
One of the great things about following a financial game plan is that if you stick with it long enough you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll end up accumulating. Conversely, those who don’t follow a financial game plan will wake up one day wondering where all their money went! For the past several years,Read More...
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Sure Dividend 3 Favorite Dividend Stocks for 2017

Jan 9 4:00am The Dividend Guy Blog
This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds of Sure Dividend. With a new year comes an examination of our lives.  Many people start new year resolutions.  Others review the previous year and plan the coming year. Analyzing your portfolio for the new year is important as well. Are there stocks that you should sell?  […]...
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Why Coupling Up Is NOT The Time To Opt Out Of Your Finances

Jan 9 3:15am The College Investor
At a time when young women are making greater educational gains than their male counterparts and closing the gender pay gap, a 2015 survey finds that millennial women are no less likely to rely on their partner than previous generations when it comes to financial decision making. Specifically, just 11\% of millennial women in couples […] The post Why Coupling Up Is NOT The Time To Opt Out Of Your Finances appeared first on The College Investor.
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See How Well Generate Passive Income in 2017

Jan 9 3:10am Retire by 40
Recently, I’ve received a few requests to update our passive income more frequently. So here it is – a new monthly series to keep track of our passive income. Actually, this will be very helpful for me as well. Previously, I review our passive income once per year and it is too much to do […] See How We’ll Generate Passive Income in 2017 is a post from: Copyright © 2010-2016 Retire By 40 All Rights Reserved Find us on Google+...
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12 Things To Know About Student Loan Refinancing

Jan 9 2:30am The White Coat Investor – Investing And Personal Finance Information For Physicians, Dentists, Residents, Students, And Other Highly-Educated Busy Professionals
Student loan refinancing is a no-brainer for an attending not working at a 501(c)3. You're leaving a ton of money on the table if you haven't done it yet.
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The Last Day to File Taxes in 2017 (Dont Forget!)

Jan 9 1:45am PT Money
No big surprises this year. The last day to file taxes in 2017, for the 2016 tax year, is April 18, 2017. This is a few days later than the normal mid-April date since April 15, 2017, falls on a Saturday, and Monday, April 17, is the date of observance for a Washington, D.C., holiday […] The post The Last Day to File Taxes in 2017 (Don’t Forget!) appeared first on PT Money.
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Stock picks for 2017!

Jan 9 1:28am DQYDJ
One of our favorite traditions here on DQYDJ is our annual entry into the Financial Uproar Stock Picking Contest.  This article summarizes our stock picks for 2017 and why they are in the contest portfolio.  Feel free to disagree, as long as you back your opinion… we’d encourage it!  Contests come with an expiration date, […] The post Stock picks for 2017! appeared first on DQYDJ. From the Archives: Stock Picks for 2013! Stock Picks for 2012! Yet More Retrospectives: Past Stock Contest Picks...
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The Top 10 Networking Tips for Millennials

Jan 9 12:00am blog – Natalie Bacon
Networking is a huge part – arguably the most important part – of landing a job. As the saying goes, “it’s all about who you know.” I’ve landed two out of the three jobs I’ve had as an adult from people I knew. So, if it’s all about “who you know”, you need to get... Read more The post The Top 10 Networking Tips for Millennials appeared first on Natalie Bacon.
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Seeing the unseen

Jan 8 7:42pm Early Retirement Extreme
More on what is not readily apparent. “A man has two siblings. I am not going to reveal their gender, but I will tell you that he has at least one sister. What is the probability that he also has a brother?” If you intuitively answered 50\% (or less) you are not seeing the entire […]...
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Alaska Transfers Begin, Kuwait Airs 777s Take Off and More A Look Ahead at Next Week

Jan 8 4:59pm The Points Guy
It’s the first full week where everyone is finally back at work from the holiday season, which means the world of travel is gearing up as well. After a couple of slower weeks, there’s a lot to jot in your calendar now, so let’s take a look ahead at some of the important events happening in this upcoming second...
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