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    18 Free and (Too Often) Forgotten Ways to Beat Boredom

    Tweet How do you put the breaks on boredom? Do you keep an arsenal of no-cost activities at the ready? Or do you rely on your wallet to snap you out of a funk? Clever marketers have duped us into believing life is a snore […]

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    Reaching “financial independence”

    Tweet Everyone (including myself) stresses the importance of financial independence, but what does that really mean? For some, it’s a feeling. For others, it’s concrete. For me, it’s both. I think I finally felt like I reached “financial independence” when I hit these major milestones: […]

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    What you achieve in your lifetime may not necessarily be achievable for your kids

    Tweet I find it interesting when I hear amazing stories about people arriving in a new country with only $10 or $50 bucks in their pocket, no job and no prospects for the future, only to make it to millionaire status by the time they’re […]

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  • His Fault, Her Fault

    Who’s at Fault When You Fail?

    Tweet I attribute my success to this–I never gave or took any excuse. ~ Florence Nightingale Blaming someone else for your shortcomings only leads to further failure and disappointment. You see, people don’t give a crap about you or your problems. Introducing the Pyramid of Blame As […]

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    Makeup Shopping Blunders: Don’t fall for these traps!

    Tweet I just looked over my huge makeup collection and realized what brought it all on – impulse shopping! I am still using items from years ago. I talked to some of my other friends and they’re telling me that they have a ton of […]

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    How To Keep Your Job Forever

    Tweet     The economy is tough.   Companies are asking more from their employees while cutting costs.   Everybody feels that they are walking on egg shells.   In some States, rent is more expensive than a mortgage payment. Still, people are not buying. […]

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    How to Thrive in a Job You Hate

    Tweet Disgruntled workers have a tendency to slack off in their jobs. After all, if you’re under appreciated, unfulfilled, and overworked, then naturally, you’re underpaid, right? What’s your motivation to cheerfully bounce into work early, voluntarily increase your workload, and quickly finish your assignments? Your […]

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    Why you should pay for your own retirement instead of your child’s tuition

    Tweet Ideally, I’d love a situation where you can do both — cover your own retirement comfortably AND fund all of your children’s education. Unfortunately, we live in a world where sometimes, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. Retiring in Singapore? I met […]

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    Paying down a debt? Think of the interest rates as returns.

    Tweet I know it sounds stupid, but it might help to think of the interest rates on your debt as returns on your money. Let’s say you have 2 credit cards: One card with a $5,000 balance at 9% interest The other with a $10,000 […]

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  • What Everybody Should Know About Living with Roommates

    What Everybody Should Know About Living with Roommates

    Tweet Housing is the largest expense in most budgets. More than any other bill, it can keep you from accomplishing other important financial goals. How about reducing your housing expenses by getting a roommate or moving in with your parents? It doesn’t have to be […]

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