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31 life lessons that make everything a little easier

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Last year, I wrote about the amazing growth that can occur in a single decade. Here’s that article: A Lot Can Change in Ten Years. But for …

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7 wealth building habits to secure your financial future

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While landing a high-paying job is a good step, many more factors are involved if you want to have a financially secure future. It’s essential to …

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How much should I spend on a house?

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Enjoying a leisurely dinner with friends. Hearing laughter as the neighborhood children play on a swingset out back. Snowy evenings curled up with a cup of …

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How much should I spend on a house?

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Enjoying a leisurely dinner with friends. Hearing laughter as the neighborhood children play on a swingset out back. Snowy evenings curled up with a cup of …

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These states are the most dependent on the federal government

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As more states get federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are starting to wonder just how much federal aid states are getting. The issue …

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Want to save money? Make this home repair before summer

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  With temperatures soon to rise across the United States, homeowners should be making an appointment with their local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor. …

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Top 21 ZIP codes for real estate investing in 2021

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Real estate investors may need to broaden their search to additional markets with real estate inventory currently at record lows. When searching, remember that not every …

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The dos & don’ts for becoming a millionaire

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You don’t have to be a contestant on a game show, win the lottery, or receive a windfall from a relative to become a millionaire. Just …

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8 steps to buying a vacation home

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If you’re like many Americans, you dream of having a beach house, a desert escape, or a mountain hideaway. Perhaps you’re tired of staying at hotels …

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Does your business need an ERP?

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The issue of whether or not to adopt an organization-wide ERP system remains a tricky question for growing businesses—and for good reason. According to Manufacturing Business Technology …

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50 great games you don’t need a PS5 to play

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Now that the PS5 is available, players enjoy the console’s high speeds, better processing, and exclusive games. The problem is that the PS5 is very difficult …

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The best 2020 & 2021 pickup trucks on the market right now

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The top-selling car in the U.S. isn’t a car at all — it’s a pickup truck, and specifically the Ford F-Series. Trucks account for 20% of …

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How to eat better without going on a fad diet

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A smart friend of mine keeps falling for gimmicky fad diets. A while back, he told me he couldn’t eat beans. When I asked why, he …

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How to pay for college as an adult learner

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These days, more and more people are joining the ranks of adult learners, those who go back to college at a later point in life. Figuring …

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Gifting money to your kids for college tuition

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Fall means freshly sharpened pencils and the sound of thousands of parents sighing as first-semester college tuition bills hit their mailboxes. While many parents want to help their …

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US cities where there are the most working teens

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American teenagers aren’t working as much as they once did. Compared with previous decades, teens today have higher demands on their time thanks to extended school …

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Why a good work culture is essential for client-focused businesses

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On the long list of reasons for business success, company culture too often gets short shrift. Company culture is more ephemeral than accounting processes and sales …

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How do you change your major?

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Declaring a major in college isn’t a minor decision, but that doesn’t mean students can’t change their minds further along in a college career. How to …

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Can you lose your house with a reverse mortgage?

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For older Americans who may find they need more money in retirement, using a reverse mortgage to convert some of their home’s equity into cash can …

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What is cryptojacking? How to detect mining malware

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Cryptojacking is a type of cybercrime that occurs when hackers hijack the processing power of unsuspecting internet users in order to generate new cryptocurrencies. Rising Bitcoin …

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How to choose the best payment method for small businesses

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What’s the best payment method for small businesses? Some say cash is king, while others swear by credit cards. But in light of the coronavirus, small …

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What is mortgage forbearance?

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When homebuyers take out a mortgage, they’re likely dreaming about living out their days in a house of their own—whether that means bedecking the front porch …

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The most livable cities in the US, ranked

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What makes a city livable? And more importantly, what makes a city’s “livability score” better than another city? (See also: 10 Cities That Revolve Around Credit) …

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Binge drinking & smoking surprisingly common in these ‘healthy’ states

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In addition to creating a ranked list of the best states for physical fitness, ValuePenguin researchers discovered that even the fittest states rank relatively poorly on …

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Here’s where American’s pay the most for gasoline

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Driving a car is often the most convenient way to go where you need to go, whether you’re in Bondi, Bamako, or Bangkok. So, while a select …

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10 awesome sports cars that won’t break the bank

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Whether you’re looking for all-American muscle, luxury sports cars with Italian styling, or lightweight, turn-tracing performance cars, our top picks cover them all. Image Credit: Chevrolet. …

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Things you should stop doing right now if you want to be happy at work

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It’s easy to be happy at work if you like your job, get paid well, and have a healthy balance between your personal and professional life. …

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Here’s how much it costs to retire in 2021 in every state

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Many Americans work their entire lives with an eye on the retirement finish line, but what happens when it’s crossed? Deciding on a dream destination for …

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16 simple ways to save on homeowners insurance

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Buying homeowners insurance is essential to help protect against losses that affect your house or its contents. In fact, a lack of adequate insurance coverage could …

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Starting a new job? Here’s how to crush it

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When you’re first starting a new job, just getting into the swing of things can often feel like a huge accomplishment. In truth, though, your goal …

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Top dividend stocks & how to invest in them

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Even with apps changing the way we invest, each person still gets into the stock market in their own way. Some investors prefer to purchase stocks that …

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5 ways to tell if your portfolio is well diversified

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Experts say a diversified portfolio is key to weathering any market. But you may be confused as to whether your money is truly diversified. We’ll show …

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Is long-term care insurance really worth the cost?

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is one of the most difficult types of insurance for people to commit to. Nobody wants to buy insurance of any kind. Nobody wants to ever …

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15 habits that wealthy, successful people have in common

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You might think you need to be wealthy to live a happy life, but living your best life typically starts with practicing habits that improve your …

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Check out this ‘Modern Family’ star’s gorgeous new mansion

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The host of HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (and one of our all-time favorite TV uncles), Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will be moving to Encino, in the San Fernando …

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Boomer homebuyers are flocking to these locations

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Baby boomers are the wealthiest generation of Americans alive today, according to the latest Federal Reserve data, and plenty are still looking to buy homes. But …

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How to plan a virtual wedding

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Life as we knew it has come to a screeching halt, with limits on gatherings in many states. The “new normal” still isn’t quite normal, and …

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Common budgeting mistakes you should avoid at all costs

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We had just moved to the U.S. Both of us were 30, and we had two toddlers. We needed to have enough money to buy a used …

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Bathrooms of the last 500 years, in pictures

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Admit it: you take your flushable toilet for granted. You might even be fed up with it and looking for a more stylish bathroom throne on which to …

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26 everyday things you can ‘flip’ for a profit

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Flipping for cash is one of the easiest-to-start side hustles. Anyone can do it, and you can literally start right now; you will make money from day …

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Here’s how to max your savings at Aldi

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My husband (Mr. Wealthy Nickel) tracks all of our expenses and categorizes them. When he forces me to look at our finances (not my preferred activity) …

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26 tax deductions for college students & other young adults

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Being a young adult can be stressful. If they’re still in school, they may be working hard to graduate with top honors. If they’ve already graduated, …

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Top 30 states with mortgage foreclosures for March

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Despite the economic fallout and job loss from the pandemic, the number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March was 11,880, down 75% from last …

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15 free & cheap ways to learn about real estate investing

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Learning about real estate investing can be overwhelming for both experienced and new investors. With so many charlatans pitching courses and get-rich-quick schemes, it can be …

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Got a side hustle? Here’s how to avoid costly mistakes

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If you’re thinking of starting a side hustle, you’re in good company. According to a survey by VistaPrint, 27% of respondents reported having a side gig. Whether …

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14 expert-approved tips for raising kind & empathetic kids

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That includes everything from teaching them kindness in sharing toys on the playground to helping them become generous adults who give to causes they care about. …

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Great Mother’s Day gifts that won’t leave you broke

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Mother’s Day is May 9th this year and as usual, you’re probably racking your brain for unique gifts for the moms in your life. Moms do …

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Treat mom to one of these indulgent recipes this Mother’s Day

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Most people love to be cooked for, and that’s especially true for the person who might do most of the day-to-day cooking for their family. If …

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The most iconic landmark in every state

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Whether you are looking to explore history, culture, music, sports, nature, or art, our large country has landmarks as diverse as America’s 50 states. Searching for …

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A guide to lender-paid mortgage insurance

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Homebuyers have a variety of conventional mortgages to choose from. The element most have in common is private mortgage insurance—usually required when the down payment is less …