Real Estate House Flipping, 7 Things to Consider Before You Start – From a DIYer

  Let me guess, you’ve been watching real estate house flipping shows on cable TV? I bet they’re like the ones I used to watch before I flipped houses. They make it look so easy to do, and they always make a profit. Do they? Now you’re curious if the reality of flipping a house […]

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The Most Important Credit Card Alert You Need to Know – Now!

  Are you concerned about credit card fraud? Worried about someone making unauthorized charges to your debit or credit card. If you are, here is one simple method you can use to minimize your exposure to fraud and avoid fraudulent charges. This may be the most important credit card alert you ever use. It’s called […]

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How Surviving Wisconsin Winters is Like Managing Your Money

How Surviving Wisconsin Winters is Like Managing Your Money

  Wisconsin is a special place for Mother Nature. She provides us with four wonderful seasons throughout the year. Wisconsinites are fortunate to be able to experience the fresh new start of spring, the long warm days of summer, and beautiful colors of fall. Even winter has its own standard for beauty like freshly fallen […]

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Financial Independence is About Controlling Your Own Destiny

Financial Independence is About Controlling Your Own Destiny

  I recently watched the HBO documentary Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis. The documentary discusses the events surrounding the cause of the 2008 crisis. And the sequence of events that the government took to prevent an economic collapse. It’s a great documentary that provides new information and sheds light on the event. […]

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Should You Use a 0% Balance Transfer Offer to Pay Off Debt?

Should I Use a 0% Balance Transfer Offer to Pay Off My Current Debt?

  You’ve seen these 0% balance transfer offers advertised before?   An Insane Credit Card Offering 0% Interest Transferring Your Balance to a 21-Month 0% APR is Ingenious Demolish Your Debt with this 18-Month 0% Credit Card   Are you considering a 0% balance transfer offer to pay off debt? Or maybe consolidate your debt. […]

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Ebates Review (Rakuten Rewards): My Review of the Cash Back Program

Ebates Review (Rakuten Rewards): My Review of the Cash Back Program

  Of all the areas associated with personal finance, my greatest weakness has always been around the subject of frugality. I don’t mean the task of budgeting – how much money I should or shouldn’t spend to manage my budget. Rather the perspective of saving money by clipping coupons or searching for 2-for-1 deals in the […]

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Understanding the Debt Trap from the Outside In – the Marketing of Debt in America

Marketing of Debt in America

  Most often the discussion surrounding consumer debt focuses on how to get out of debt. Why debt is bad, and why saving money is good.  In addition, debt is often a topic of interest for many personal finance books and blogs. These perspectives are educational, relevant and important to the cause and effort of […]

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Make Money Online by Renting the Things You Already Own: Peer-to-Peer Renting with Fat Llama

Make Money Online by Renting the Things You Already Own: Peer-to-Peer Renting with Fat Lama

  There are literally hundreds of ways that you can create your own side hustle to generate more income, but have you ever thought you could make money online by renting the things you already own? Have you heard of peer-to-peer renting with Fat Llama?         Renting things you already own could […]

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Online Fraud and Your Checking Account – How to Minimize Credit Card Fraud

online fraud

  Prior to the 2016 Christmas holiday, I received a notification from my credit card company that they were tracking some suspicious card activity on my account. I immediately logged into my account and found over $500 in unauthorized charges. The charges were for everything from household decorations to shoes. I contacted the online fraud […]

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Learn How to Invest – 3 Steps to Start Investing Email Course

Learn How to Invest

If you’ve never considered managing your own investments, or pondered the thought of trying to comprehend the world of investing, it’s probably because of two main reasons. First, all the jargon, cryptic terminology, opinions and investment solutions make the subject confusing. So confusing you may not be sure where to even begin. Or maybe it’s […]

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