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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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It Is Possible to Save Both Time and Money [Video]

Too often we waste money on activities that are supposed to save us time. In this video, I discuss a couple of scenarios in which the cheaper option not only saves you money but also saves time. Start questioning whether the extra dollars you spend actually buy the time you think you’re getting. Having trouble [...]

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5 Time Management Tips for the Employed Entrepreneur

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I don’t subscribe to the popular belief that time is money. Time is far more precious. Don’t tell my Bible thumping friends I said this, but the older I get, the more I question whether another life exists beyond this one. I don’t wanna hang my hopes on an uncertain afterlife. All I know is [...]

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Make Sure Your Social Security Account Statement Is Correct

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Do you think Social Security will be around when you retire? According to a 2011 iOMe Challenge poll, half of those 18 to 29 years old believe the program won’t exist when they reach the full retirement age of 67. To a certain extent, I can see why they’re skeptical. The Social Security and Medicare Boards of [...]

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Seriously, You Really Do Have More Than You Think: How to Earn Extra Cash With Ordinary Stuff

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Do you remember that song by Poison Clan, Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya? In all of its ignorance, strangely, you can find money making wisdom buried in the lyrics. What I hear Poison Clan saying is “use what you got.” You might not got a lot, but you got something. Now shake it . . . freak. [...]

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How to Finish Books in Half the Time [Video]

There are two main ways to get better at something: learn and do. Whether you want to develop your skills as a money manager, a parent, a marketer, or whatever else you desire, your road to excellence will be paved with obtaining information and applying it. Today, we’ll deal with the learning piece of self [...]

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Long-Term Disability Insurance: Why You Need It and Where to Get It

If you work for a living, your ability to produce income is your most important asset. So lemme ask you this, why aren’t you protecting it? According to the Council for Disability Awareness, almost 70% of America’s private sector workers have no long-term disability insurance. Before 65, you’re eight times more likely to become disabled [...]

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The Top 7 Worst People in the World

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There comes a time in every blogger’s life when she’s compelled to write about a topic that has nothing to do with her niche. For me, that time has come. Have you ever crossed paths with a person who’s so inconsiderate you thank God you’re unarmed? There are people who walk among us who laugh in the [...]

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How to Remove a Collection from Your Credit Report

Although many personal finance experts say you can’t remove negative, accurate information from your credit report, there are a few tricks you can try. The procedure I refer to in the video is called “validation.” For more information on how the process works, read the Validation of Debts section in the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. [...]

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Free at the Library

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The library isn’t a brick and mortar version of Amazon filled with out-of-print books. And it doesn’t exist for the sole purpose of housing the complete series of Lost. If you read any version of the countless, generic 99 Ways to Save articles, you’d think the library is some old throwaway. A place you borrow [...]

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Improve Your Credit Score: 5 Steps You Can Take This Weekend

Building an excellent credit history could take years. Fortunately, there are moves you can make within the next 48 hours that will get your credit score going in the right direction – up. Despite what you heard, you don’t need credit. Last time I checked, credit didn’t make the cut onto Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. That [...]

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