Investing

3 Things Millenials Need to Do to Prosper In the Current Financial Markets

Let’s face it—no one can predict the future. The entire world is facing tough times that most of us have never experienced before. And with global financial markets shifting unpredictably, it is also tough to know what to do when so many changes are happening in our economy. However, it is still possible to create …

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The Best and Worst Home Renovations for Maximizing Return On Investment

As a homeowner, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to how you make your home look. If you’re living in your forever home, then renovate to your heart’s content. But if you think there may be a chance you could end up selling your home one day, then it’s important to know …

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How to Buy Properties in 2019 with Little or No Money Down?

Have you seen this tagline before? I did. I find it to be a common tagline used by property gurus to sell workshop tickets and real estate developers to market their property projects presently. If you are reading this, I believe that you could be belonging into any one of the following groups: You want …

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5 Mistakes that Most New Investors Make in Stock Investing

So, you want to make money from investing in the stock market? That is awesome. Personally, I believe the stock market offers a safe channel for us to invest in shares of great businesses to build sustainable long-term wealth. But, with that being said, there are many pitfalls which might ensnare investors and thus, hindering …

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6 Millennials Share Exactly How They Became Homeowners (Without A Trust Fund)

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times ran a piece called “The New 30-Something,” diving into the lives of gainfully employed, fiscally responsible millennials who nevertheless still need help from their parents just to make ends meet. The piece was less an indictment of this generation as the cliché’d, spoiled avocado eaters, and more of …

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18 People Tell Us How They’re Spending Their Tax Refunds This Year

Tax Day is right around the corner — only two and a half weeks left to get those returns filed! I know it’s a normal and expected part of adult life, but taxes are…beyond stressful to me. I have a relatively irrational fear of making some huge mistake on my return and unwittingly ending up …

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3 Moves I Made To Improve My Finances & Work Life When I Turned 33

I turned 33 in March. It’s not a big milestone year, and the festivities I had planned with my friends and family were pretty ordinary. Though I normally buy myself something nice for my birthday (perks of single adulthood), I did something a little different this year: I set some financial-adjacent goals for the month …

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5 Items For Your Financial Spring-Cleaning Checklist You May Not Have Thought Of Yet

This post is brought to you by Root Insurance Co. With a third of the year already gone, now is the perfect time to review your finances and plan ahead for the eight months ahead. It’s helpful for me to regularly set aside some time every few months to figure out if I’m still on track …

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How I Went From A Negative Net Worth To Nearly $40K In 5 Years

It’s now been 11 years since I graduated high school. Back in 2008, 18-year-old me was pumped to venture out into the world on her own and get a handle on her independence. However, what she didn’t realize was that finances aren’t always glamorous — and she had to learn the hard way, complete with …

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The 20-Point Checklist For Getting Good With Money In Your 20s

There’s one idea we repeat often when it comes to taking control of your finances: put it on autopilot. The less you have to think about things like putting money into savings or paying your electric bill, the better! But, while we do believe that putting your financial systems on autopilot and having them work in the …

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