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Are You Spending Too Much on Your Hobbies?

Hobbies are part of how we express our individuality. In the daily grind of life, they’re also a way we can unwind, have some fun, and do the things we most enjoy. Without this outlet, life would be a lot more stressful. You could say that having hobbies is good for your health and well-being. On the other hand, hobbies can be downright expensive and a huge strain when balancing your budget. For some people, their hobby is actually a source of financial stress even if they don’t realize it’s ca...
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How to Balance Your Budget With a Side Hustle

Table of contents Earn Money With Your Car  Earn Money Online Many Ways to Earn Extra Income  Millions of people feel frustrated by how little they earn when working entry-level jobs because the minimum wage hasn’t kept up with the rising cost of living. Although Congress is trying to change the situation by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, it is unclear when this will happen  —  or if it will even help. You might also feel stuck between a proverbial “rock and a hard place” if...
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Accounting for big expenses and depreciation in your FIRE budget

K nowing how much you need to live on is key to achieving financial independence (FI). But a common mistake is not accounting for the depreciation of big-ticket items, and for irregular but direct hits to your bank balance. We’re talking about expenses that don’t happen very often, but bust the budget when they do. For example, replacing the roof is a peril that hangs over my head like an Independence Day UFO, or a menacing killer asteroid patrolling the edge of the solar system. You know some...
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10 Best Mother’s Day Activity Ideas

Sometimes, spending time doing a simple activity or two can be a great way to enjoy friends, family, or even on a holiday like Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9, which makes it easy to get outside and be one with nature, too. Here are 10 best Mothers’ Day activity ideas you can do when May 9 rolls around in a few weeks. Be it your mom, grandma, or a special woman in your life she will be glad to get out of the house and finally have some good old-fashioned fun! 1. Go fo...
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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck This Year

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck This Year is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Living paycheck to paycheck is no fun, but a lot of people are stuck in that cycle. In fact, according to CNBC, 63% of Americans say they’ve been living paycheck to paycheck since the pandemic hit. It’s been hard for many families. However, with the recent vaccine rollout and another stimulus package passed, the economy is looking more hopeful as peo...
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Which is Better for College Savings: 529 or UTMA

Which is Better for College Savings: 529 or UTMA is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! When it comes to saving for college, there are many different ways it can be approached. And everyone has a different opinion as to which way is best. But, overall, there are two types of college savings accounts that are on par with each other. Ultimately, whether you choose to use a 529 account or a UTMA account will depend upon a few variables. Wh...
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5 Unexpected Funeral Expenses You Should Prepare For

One of the final scenes of my favorite movie The Big Lebowski features John Goodman’s and Jeff Bridges’ characters arguing with a funeral director over the cost of their friend Donny’s funeral. At one point, John Goodman (who plays a constantly angry character) shouts, “Look, just because we’re bereaved doesn’t make us SAPS!” After having recently gone through a family funeral of my own, I find myself more sympathetic toward the character’s outrage. When it comes to funeral expenses, it can see...
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The 4 Best Budget Apps for Couples

Is money management driving a wedge between you and your partner? If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re not alone. According to Business Insider, money is the number one thing couples argue about. It’s no secret that getting on the same page financially can improve both your relationship and your finances. Luckily, budgeting as a couple has never been easier! We’ve rounded up the four best budget apps for couples to help you and your partner start working towards your financial goals today. Honey...
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7 Affordable Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

7 Affordable Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Mother’s Day is almost here and we all want to give our moms the world, but sometimes have to settle for a gift or two. Amazon offers plenty of great options for gifts for that special lady in your life.  The free two-day shipping is one of the best shipping deals you’ll find online. These affordable gift ideas for Mother’s Day can not only put a smile on you...
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5 Ways Having Indoor Plants Can Save Money

5 Ways Having Indoor Plants Can Save Money is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! When it comes to saving money on things for our home, there is one area that a lot of us overlook. And this is having indoor plants. Gardening isn’t only for the outdoors. In fact, having indoor plants can ultimately save you more money than you may think. Plus, there are a lot of extra added health benefits to having them also. 1. Increases Air Quality I...
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6 Best Budgeting Tips For Couples

6 Best Budgeting Tips For Couples is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Around 50% of marriages end in divorce with financial problems often being one of the leading causes of divorce. You probably spend a lot of time with your partner. This means money conversations are bound to come up and you may even split some bills together. It’s important to learn how to budget successfully as a couple and get on the same page financially. There ...
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Why Purple Carrot is an Awesome Budget-Friendly Dietary Inclusive Meal Delivery Option

Why Purple Carrot is an Awesome Budget-Friendly Dietary Inclusive Meal Delivery Option is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! When it comes to meal delivery services, there are just so many to choose from these days. And, luckily for us, there seems to always be at least one that will fit each person’s individual wants and needs. This is where Purple Carrot fits in with us. We are always on the hunt for more creative ways to do things fi...
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Trace announces $8M seed to help companies coordinate budgets

Trace, an early startup that wants to bring a taste of SaaS to the budgeting side of the house, announced an $8 million seed round today led by Greylock and Uncork Capital with participation from Nyca Partners, Redpoint Ventures and various individual angels. Mike Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO at the company describes Trace as the first service designed specifically for finance teams to deal with budgeting. “What Trace is really building is an all-in-one platform where financial decisions are mad...
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Sling TV Review: How to Watch TV Without Cable

Sling TV Review: How to Watch TV Without Cable is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! I gave up my cable TV package at least 7 to 8 years ago and never looked back. This is when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just starting to gain widespread popularity. Today, there are so many streaming services available for just a few dollars per month. Getting rid of cable can be an excellent way to save money. But, it could also lead ...
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7 Creative Ways to Save Money With Amazon

7 Creative Ways to Save Money With Amazon is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! Almost everyone I know has an Amazon account these days. It’s convenient to order things you might need on Amazon, but it can also save you money as well. On the contrary, shopping online can be an easy trap that leads you to overspend. If you’re shopping online every day, odds are you will definitely blow your budget.  However, there are several ways to ...
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3 Ways to Stop Being Your Own Financial Enemy

During a recent family outing for dinner (thanks to a free birthday coupon), a man approached us asking for some spare change so he can get something to eat for the night. I told him I didn’t have any change on me, but I would buy him a meal at Rubio’s since that’s where we were going. Surprisingly, the man told me he would rather eat at Panda Express and went on his way. How ironic for someone to be in need and hungry, yet be so picky. Even though I laughed at that situation, I can’t help but ...
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How Much Can Going Solar Potentially Save You?

How Much Can Going Solar Potentially Save You? is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! In typical fashion, we are always looking for new ways to save money on everyday things. So why shouldn’t our utilities be in the mix? Most of the time, there isn’t really much you can do to negotiate when it comes to utilities. It’s a pretty closed market in that you only have one choice when it comes to electricity, gas and water for your home. Which ...
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What Can You Give Up for Financial Freedom?

Every now and again, I like to think about the decisions I’ve made and how making sacrifices now will benefit me later. My current living situation is less than fabulous, but I’ve begun to adapt and call a 900 square foot trailer my temporary home. I remember that by doing what is financially smart now, I’ll be able to reap the benefits later. This brings me to the question: what would I be willing to give up for financial freedom? How about you? Would you be willing to give up any of these fiv...
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Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised to $15?

The minimum wage is currently $7.25, but the Democrats are trying to raise it to $15 as part of the new stimulus bill. The current minimum has been in effect since 2009 when it was raised from $6.55. There’s no definite timeline for minimum wage increases; the decision is made by Congress and usually occurs anywhere from every three to seven years. The purpose of the minimum wage is usually twofold: to protect low-income workers from being exploited, and to keep up with the increased cost of li...
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4 Ways To Reuse Old Candles

It is said that it is much better to light a candle in times of adversity than to simply curse the darkness. The significance of candles varies from person-to-person. Some people use candles for sentimental or religious purposes. Another person may use a candle for therapeutic reasons. Other people use candles for the benefit of […] The post 4 Ways To Reuse Old Candles appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
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13 Budget-Friendly Heart Healthy Foods and Activities

13 Budget-Friendly Heart Healthy Foods and Activities is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! With the New Year comes New Years resolutions for a lot of us. And with everything that has been going on the past year with the pandemic, health is high up on the list of things to change. While COVID has been a real threat recently, heart health is still a top killer here in the U.S. So, this is a great area to focus on when it comes to overall...
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9 Tips for Saving Money on Birthday Parties Without Sacrificing Fun

My daughter’s birthday is in two weeks. Although I think that all-out birthday parties are a little excessive for kids, I do think it’s fun to celebrate these special days. The only problem is that even the simplest parties can add up in costs. Do you have a party coming up? Here are a few tips for saving money on the birthday parties without sacrificing a fun experience. 1. Check the Dollar Store I was in Target getting a few items and was going to buy plastic tablecloths for the party. T...
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3 essential uses of Excel for real estate investors

For those who know how to use it, Excel is a cost-effective, portable alternative to expensive industry programs. Instead of looking for specialized solutions, here's why this simple tool can get the job done.
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Can K-Cups Be Used More Than Once?

My wife is a coffee drinker, however I am not.  Despite my lack of love for coffee, I commonly make my wife a cup using her beloved Keurig single cup coffee maker before she comes downstairs in the morning.  Through the years of this routine I’ve asked myself countless times why recycling K-Cups is not done.  A package of K-cups will cost between $7 and $13 depending upon brand and flavor, so while its not a budget breaker, the morning coffee does account for a sizable portion of our weekly gr...
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How to Get Rid of Old Furniture

Someone once said that the right piece of furniture has a personality imbued within it that connects with its owner. Furniture says something to its owner that can’t be translated in language but understood visually when it comes time for interior design aesthetics on moving day. However, personalities change in people and even in furniture. […] The post How to Get Rid of Old Furniture appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
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5 Financial Benefits of Being a One Car Family

Although becoming a one car family isn’t possible for everyone, if you can manage it, you’ll save a ton of money. Owning one vehicle is expensive, let alone two or three. Between maintenance and insurance, your spare car could be costing you hundreds of dollars per month.  If you could save that money or use it to pay down your debt instead, you’d be able to accomplish your financial goals even faster. Read on if you want to learn more about the numerous financial benefits of being a one c...
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How to Feed a Family of 5 For $350 Per Month

How to Feed a Family of 5 For $350 Per Month is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! A new year often brings a lot of change, and my once family of 3 is now a family of 5. We have two boys staying with us for a while and even though we’re making adjustments as they get settled, I don’t imagine my food budget to increase by much. In fact, I’m expecting to only spend around $350 per month for our new family size of 5. No, we will not be eat...
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How To Recover From A Blown Holiday Budget

January can sometimes be a very gloomy month. Aside from frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather, another reason this month might not be going so great for you is because of all the spending you did last month. Overspending during the holidays can really make it difficult on the budget, especially as you try to forge ahead into the new year. The holidays are stressful enough financially and it can be even more challenging if they didn’t go as planned. While you can’t change anything now, ...
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5 Things That Could Be Holding You Back From Your Financial Goals

5 Things That Could Be Holding You Back From Your Financial Goals is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! We all have financial goals that are very important to us. Whether you want to have a huge house in a big city or live out your dreams of owning a homestead, we all have financial goals that we would love to one day reach. However, reaching these goals is often easier said than done. There can be a lot of things holding us back. Mo...
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Save Money With the 52-Week Money Challenge

If your new year’s resolution includes a savings goal, consider the 52-week money challenge. The increments you save are meant to be so small that you barely notice you’ve been saving money. Is it a gimmick? Absolutely—but it works.Read more...
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