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Aliyyah Camp

How to Save Money and Still Have a Social Life

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, socializing is the second most common leisure activity in America — after watching TV, of course. But spending time with friends often comes with a pricetag. The cost of event tickets, meals, and drinks can easily add up and break your budget. Some may think declining invitations is […]

Claire Millard

How to Answer These 10 Tricky Interview Questions

If you have an interview lined up, you’re probably feeling a little anxious. That’s natural, and can be a useful motivator to get both practically and mentally prepared. No two interviews are the same, so you can not fully predict how your meeting is going to go. But you can make sure you have some […]

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How to Pick a Domain for Your New Online Business

This is part 3 of our podcast series, How to Start Your Online Business. If you haven’t been following along, be sure to check out part 1 (the big picture) and part 2 (picking a topic). Welcome back to another week of our Dough Roller series on starting your very own online business. Did you […]

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What Is Financial Independence and How Do You Achieve It?

Financial independence – everyone wants it, but not everyone achieves it. Why? The reason is probably that financial independence is a process. It requires effort and commitment over a long period of time. Everyone’s definition of financial freedom is unique, which means that the path they take will be unique to them, too. Unless you’re […]

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How Benjamin and Albert Can Help Organize Your Finances

The fintech space is getting crowded. Mint, Personal Capital, Stash, Acorns, Simple… you name it, and there is an app or website for whatever flavor of personal finance action you want. Well, there are two new products in town that are threatening to change the game. Albert, a standalone account aggregator, offers financial health scores […]

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11 Smart Money Moves to Supercharge Your Finances

Big things come in little packages. That’s true in a lot of areas of life, and it’s certainly true when it comes to money. In fact, some of the most important and effective money moves you can make are quick, easy, and really powerful. As we approach the end of the 2016, I thought it […]

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Real Estate Versus Stocks: Where Should Your Nest Egg Go?

There is a debate that comes up often when discussing long-term investing. Are real estate ventures or stocks the better choice for investing, either for early retirement or financial freedom? Let’s take a look at the rates of return on investment in both stocks and real estate, and see how they compare. The Long-term Performance […]

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Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

Think about how much you paid per-minute on your first cell phone. Quite a bit, right? It seems as though phone plans today are cheaper than ever before — so why are we actually spending more money than ever on our cell phones? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cost increased more […]

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How to Pick a Blog Topic for Your Online Business

Welcome back for week 2! In last week’s podcast, DR 218, we covered a 100,000 foot level view of what it takes to start your own online business. At the end, I assigned some homework: figure out what your business is going to be about. Did you decide? Well, if you had trouble, no worries. […]

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How to Access Traditional Funds In Early Retirement

Saving for retirement can be one of those things that is simple, but not easy. If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time and energy worrying about getting the money into your retirement accounts in the first place and haven’t considered how you’ll get it out. In practice, adequately funding […]

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How to Decide if Whole Life Insurance is Right for You

Insurance, as a whole, is confusing at best. Moreover, life insurance is just one of the myriad of insurance types available, and it comes in many different forms. In my last article, I discussed the merits of term and permanent (sometimes called ‘whole’) life insurance. The conclusion was that term is, for most people, the […]

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