More Cash Back for Dining Out with the Capital One® Premier Dining Rewards Credit Card

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The Capital One® Premier Dining Rewards Credit Card is a card that provides the "no hassle" rewards that Capital One is known for, especially if your spending falls into the restaurant and dining out categories. In fact, the newest addition to the Capital One line of rewards… Read Entire Story

My June 2017 Blog Income Report

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Whoa. June is over already? Time flies when you’re having fun! And let me tell you, blogging has been incredibly fun lately. Two of my posts have been extremely popular in the personal finance world and continue to drive crazy traffic to my site:How Much Should You Spend on That?, andHow The Debt Snowball Really Works (Free Debt Calculator Included!)And, as if that weren’t enough, I was featured on CNBC and Yahoo! Finance for my debt payoff story!The blogging life is good. It’s easy to see why I recommend blogging to all my friends, right??You might not realize it, but you can:Start a… Read Entire Story

Best Money Tips: Ways to Go to College for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to go to college for free, money mistakes that people make more than once, and ways to save on a vacation rental. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Go to College for Free — Your employer (or future employer) may offer… Read Entire Story

Don’t Let a Job Switch Nuke Your Retirement

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Switching jobs can be tough financially, especially if you didn’t plan on leaving your old job. You lose your steady paycheck and your benefits. You still have all of the bills you had before, and maybe expensive COBRA insurance at the same time.Even if you start a new job immediately, you may have more time than usual between paydays. And what if you don’t have a new job yet? Experts estimate your job search in terms of how much of an annual salary you’re looking for as one… Read Entire Story

9 Common Ways You Could Be Wasting Your Money

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Most of us scoff at the idea of just throwing money away. However, you might actually be doing just that — every day. There are a number of practices, seemingly commonplace, that result in wasted money each month. If you are trying to figure out what has happened to your budget, and trying to pinpoint where your money is leaking away to, here are 9 common ways that you could be wasting your money: Credit card balances: Anytime you carry a balance on your credit card, you are paying the price in interest charges. Interest is money you pay for the privilege of borrowing. Stop carrying a balance, and you will find that you have more money in your pocket. Interest rates and fees: Call… Read Entire Story

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

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You just received a $100,000 inheritance (Woot woot!). You want to be smart with it…so buying a Ferrari is out of the question. But should you pay off your mortgage early? Or, should you put the money into the stock market to earn more interest over time?This is the age-old question…Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?Ask almost any financial advisor and they’ll tell you to put your money into the market…Here’s their reasoning:You’re likely paying just 4% (or less) interest on your mortgage loan, and the market has historically earned 7-8%. Thus, it only makes sense to put your money in the stock market and earn more.The interest on your home is tax… Read Entire Story

BillFixers Review: How to Save Money on Bills Every Month

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You wish you could save money on monthly bills but you don’t have time to sit on the phone with customer service all day. I mean, who likes to call customer service reps and negotiate. Not me! Thankfully, there’s BillFixers. If you have cable, wireless or internet bills you wish cost less every month, BillFixers is a new startup that can help make this happen. No more wasting time trying to find the best deals or being connected to the right… Read Entire Story

How to Eliminate Distractions and Be More Productive at Home

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To best way to optimize your time as a business owner is to be more productive at home. But how do you eliminate distractions during busy months? The summer months are one of the most overwhelming and crazy times of the year. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you handle it. If you’re planning on making huge strides in the growth of your biz, you might as well know that the summer months will not cater to this goal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive and get a good amount of projects completed. If you’re trying to balance traveling with getting work done, use these tips to ensure the bills still get paid … Read Entire Story

Top Business Apps: 15 Apps That Will Make You Insanely Productive

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Testing out the top business apps to use as a freelancer can take a lot of time. The good news though, is that I’ve done the work for you! After spending several years as a self-employed biz owner myself, and working with a team of 3-4 people, I’ve tested out lots of different tools and apps to help streamline our business process. This has allowed me to be more productive, as well as earn more money in less time. From managing financial goals, to working with … Read Entire Story

4 Underrated U.S. Cities You Need to See This Summer

Time to travel is one of my greatest privileges and I’m always excited to explore a new destination. I’m keen to see the whole wide world, but more often than not I opt to stay local(ish) and set off on an adventure around our own beautiful country. America has many world-class destinations, for… Read Entire Story

How David Escaped $35k in Debt After Divorce

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David’s life was rolling along just fine. He married a beautiful woman, had a son, and all in all lived a pretty good life! Sure, he had some debt, but who doesn’t? They could make the payments, and they were sure they’d take care of it eventually.It really didn’t seem to be that big of a deal….until the divorce.How David Escaped $35k in Debt After DivorceAndrew Schrage, the owner of MoneyCrashers.com, recommended that I connect with David just a few weeks ago and I’m definitely glad I did.David’s story wasn’t unlike many of yours in… Read Entire Story

Find Career Passion: How to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump

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Once you find career passion how do you keep it? What do you do when you lose motivation and find yourself in a slump? Today’s post shares an honest look at what it’s like to try and find your passion again. I would like to say that everything in my freelance business is going great. I want to say that my blog is blowing up and I’m having the time of my life as a business blogger. But the truth is, I struggle too. Some months are amazing and all the stats are going in an upwards direction. Then other months, I the numbers are going down and I feel… Read Entire Story