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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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The Easiest, Most Obvious Way to Save Money on Water [Video]

It’s Quick Tip Tuesday time! Although this tip addresses a super obvious way to save money, you’re problem not doing it. As a matter of fact, I noticed myself not following my own advice before I left home. *Sigh* I’ll figure it out…eventually. Check out this short video to learn how you can reduce consumption [...]

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Menu Plan Money: “I Wanna Sammich” Edition

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Normally, I’m not a big sandwich eater. But lately, I’ve been craving them. Plus, I bought three packs of bacon last week, and I can’t wait to integrate it into my meals. Carbs are the only thing that make me reluctant to center an entire week’s menu plan around sandwiches. Oh, the carbs! Aaaaargh! But I [...]

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5 Mistakes Single Women Make with Men and Money

It’s hard to watch fellow single women who are otherwise responsible with their money make stupid financial decisions as soon as a man enters the picture. The same amount of effort that goes into earning money, should go in to keeping it and making it grow. Unfortunately, people close to you can function as a [...]

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Top 5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Accountant

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As small businesses grow, the need to hire an accountant becomes inevitable but they really shouldn’t be seen as a costly necessity. If you ask the right questions and request the right services an accountant could, in fact should, make your business more profitable by saving you both time and money.

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How to Stop Spending Your Money Mindlessly

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Last Saturday, I attended The Day of Foster.ly - an all day expo designed for metro DC area entrepreneurs. The organizers said the event was open to everyone, but most of the attendees were software developers, founders of tech start ups or aspiring founders of tech start ups. Despite the fact that I was the only personal [...]

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How to Use Social Networking to Save Money [Video]

Today marks the official start of Quick Tip Tuesday. Every Tuesday (Wednesday if you’re an email subscriber), you’ll receive a tip, via video, on how to save more money, earn more money or grow the money you have already. The idea is to deliver this information quickly. I’ll do my best to keep the videos [...]

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Menu Plan Money: “My Body Is So Weary” Edition

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The last few weeks were super busy. Once I remembered the less I have to do the less I get done, I signed up for a ton of activities. It’s counter intuitive, but if I don’t schedule non-work related tasks, I’m more likely to procrastinate. This strategy totally works. There’s only one problem: I’m exhausted. I know [...]

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7 Timeless Tricks for Mastering the Job Interview

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Whether applying for a job at a local, home-based business or a global, multi-billion dollar corporation, there are certain rules you need to follow during the interviewing process. Even if new technologies helped you get a seat in front of the interviewer, the ways you’re going to wow him are downright old-fashioned. No one cares [...]

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Buying Your First Home

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Thinking of buying your first home? It’s an ideal time to buy. The prices of property are the lowest they have been in a long time. Mortgage rates are hovering near their all-time lowest. This may be bad news for property sellers, but it is great news for first-time home buyers. It is important, however, that you understand that buying a home is a momentous transaction that should not be approached lightly.

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10 Dumb Money Moves That Are Guaranteed to Destroy Wealth

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We all make mistakes with money. It’s okay. Try to forgive yourself for squandering a few bucks here and there. Stop reliving the time you forgot that coupon for a free sausage biscuit on your dining room table. You’re not the first person to pay full price for a jar of salsa con queso because you [...]

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