Tuesday, July 25

Technology Has Changed the Way We Work

Many people credit technological advances to job displacement. However, it also has led to innovation and increased access which has created jobs for individuals on the shared economy.

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5 Financial New Years Resolutions You Should Definitely Consider

Each year millions of people plan and prepare to usher in the New Year with better habits, yet it is estimated that only 8% of individuals who set New Year's resolutions actually achieve them. If your finances are in need of improvement this year, consider the following simple and impactful resolutions:

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Save Your Money: When to Buy Generic

According to a recent Gallup study*, one in ten Americans spends more than $300 a month on food. And the average American family will spend about $151 per week. If one thing is for certain, we need food to survive. With relatively flat wages, increasing housing costs in most major cities and unprecedented student loan debt, we're all looking to save money where we can. Finding less expensive alternatives to everyday purchases can be one of the easiest ways to save.

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Is Your Subprime Card Hurting You?

Most people who have experienced bad credit can agree that the following information often indicates that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

You're Pre-Approved.

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How Do You Maintain Your Confidence and Sanity in a Hyper Connected World?

Social media has changed the way we access news, conduct business, and communicate. Checking our timelines has become as routine as checking the time. While experts disagree on the existence of social media addictions, one cannot deny that it has become a part of our daily routines and conversations.

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Top 10 Tips for an Affordable Wedding

Ready to start planning your wedding?

Take it from me (I just got married!) planning a wedding will be one of the most exciting and hectic times of your life. But if you're not careful, it can also be one of the most costly times of your life.

And do you know what dooms a lot of marriages? Debt.

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Scams That Frequently Target Women

I encountered my first online scam as an undergrad. I was looking for a roommate and received an inquiry via a popular online forum that seemed legitimate. A few conversations later the prospective renter asked me to deposit a check for them. I found out from a friend that this was a scam people were using to obtain a person's account information.

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How Much to Spend on Housing?

Housing. According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it is at the core of our basic human needs. The affordability of housing is dependent on location. As a tiny house movement emerges across the United States, there still remains the widespread belief that bigger is better. Unfortunately this belief also encourages people to purchase more house than they can actually afford.

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Got a Little Overboard with Your Holiday Spending Last Year?

Worried about all that credit card and store card debt you built up?

Well, if you overspent, you're not alone. Holiday advertising is designed to get you to do just that! Here's a plan to help you tackle that debt.

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How to Protect Yourself Against Scams?

One of the things I hate most in the world is losing money. Wait, you know what I hate even worse? Losing money because of a bad decision or negative influence.

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