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Should You Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund?

Should You Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund?

Saving an emergency fund and investing for retirement are both important. But squirreling away three to twelve months of living expenses may delay retirement investing for years. Fortunately, there's a way to do both without doubling your income: Use your Roth IRA as an emergency fund. Unlike the traditional IRA, with a Roth IRA, you ...

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Where to Buy Movie Tickets For Cheap Online

Where to Buy Movie Tickets For Cheap Online

Nothing's more timeless than griping about movie ticket prices, and for good reason. Where I live, an adult movie pass, generally, costs at least $11. After popcorn and drinks, a night at the movies is like $40 for two adults. That's cuhrazy! Fortunately, you don't have to pay full price at ...

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Passive Income Streams

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Passive Income Streams

A couple of days ago, in How Lazy Bastards Make Money Without Lifting a Finger, we discussed the benefits of passive income. Today we'll dive into the nitty-gritty details on how to passively beef up your earnings. Interest Simply put, interest is the cost of cash. It's money earned for money loaned. Individuals, businesses, and governments ...

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Secret Tricks to Grabbing the Best Travel Deals

Secret Tricks to Grabbing the Best Travel Deals

Many Americans spend the whole year fantasizing about those precious few weeks of vacation, when they can escape corporate politicking and their tuna-fish-sandwich-eating office mate. But if you want to truly unwind during your time off, don't allow money worries to cloud your brain. Making the most of your travel dollars ...

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Check Your Credit Score Online for Free: Credit Karma Review

Check Your Credit Score Online for Free: Credit Karma Review

Have you been to AnnualCreditReport.com to order a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus? If you haven't, you should do so once a year. If you have, then you're aware that AnnualCreditReport.com does NOT offer a free credit score along with your free credit ...

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Why You Should Always Invest in Your Company’s 401(k)

As I write this, I’m listening to a friend rail against the evils of Wall Street. Here are a few points mentioned that support her assertion: Wall Street hides sales commissions on mutual funds making it impossible for the average investor to calculate how much they’re charged in fees. The 401(k) was sold to our [...]

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Weekly Roundup: “Happy Birthday to Me!” Edition

Sooooo, I celebrated my 30th birthday this week. And by “this week ,” I mean last week, because, well, my birthday was Thursday, August 18th. The day was pretty uneventful. Consistent with years past, I worked – all day. As a little birthday gift to myself, I skipped the gym, arrived home earlier than 7:00 in [...]

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Financial Wisdom From An Unexpected Source

Learn to say “Yes, if…” instead of “No, because…”

Although Gingrich was referring to bipartisan negotiations among our currently dysfunctional and ineffective federal government, the message can be applied to our personal finances and even our everyday lives.

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Tightwad Tuesday: Super Fast Comparison Shopping

Google’s relentless quest to take over the Internet, and ultimately the world, has brought us many wonderful gifts: Google Voice, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Analytics, Google Docs and many more. Recently, I discovered Google Shopping, also known as Google Product Search. For practically every big ticket item such as a laptop, I begin my research with Amazon. If you don’t [...]

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A Letter to My 18-Year Old Self

On August 2nd, Sarah over at The $60K Project published A Letter To My 18-Year-Old Self. Immediately I thought, “What a great idea?!” I’ve written letters to my future self, but never considered telling the thinner yet chubbier cheeked younger me how to manage her life. Obviously, there’s nothing we can do to change the past. However, reflecting [...]

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Weekly Roundup: “Back From Italy” Edition

It feels so good to be back in the U.S.A. Italy was awesome, but there’s no place like home. You’re probably thinking, “you didn’t tell me you were leaving.” Well, I really wanted to let you know about my vacation, but I’ve heard it’s unwise to let every blog reader, Facebook friend, Twitter follower, and LinkedIn [...]

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How to Make Extra Money Loaning Your Car

I was so excited to teach you all about the joys and terror of using a straight razor, and then I tripped over this little gem: How to Rent Your Car Out for $10/Hour. Let’s give thanks to The Penny Hoarder for this one. As you may well know, I’m no stranger to renting my [...]

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Weekly Roundup – “Why Is America Intent On Destroying Itself?” Edition

Although I didn’t post as frequently as I wanted this week, increasing the number of high quality articles I release on You Have More Than You Think is my most important short-term goal for the ol’ blog. But I have to admit. I’m frustrated at how challenging it is. Regardless of my short comings thus [...]

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$46,000 A Month For Child Support – How Much Is Too Much?

Remember that famous supermodel from the ’90s who famously stated, “I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day?” Yeah, her. Linda Evangelista. She was never a favorite of mine. Either way, François-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek’s billionaire husband, went and got Linda pregnant. Now, she’s suing him for $46,000 a month in [...]

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Tightwad Tuesday: How to Get in Shape for Free

Today marks the beginning of a new series aptly named Tightwad Tuesday. Every Tuesday, I’ll share a tip, tool or resource that’ll either help you save more money or earn more money. Let’s start with getting in shape. I’m a gym rat. Simply being in the presence of people with the same goals motivates me [...]

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