Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2017

Today’s best hotel cards provide much more than the occasional free room. They can also help leisure and business travelers starting saving money before they

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Some Thoughts on Tony Robbins

Over the last few years, several people have asked me questions about the financial advice being given out by the well-known motivational speaker and entrepreneur

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Questions About College Loans, Backpacks, Savings for Children, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to

07.22.17
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Nine Skills Worth Teaching Your Children to Build Personal and Financial Independence

Two days ago, I posted an article entitled Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them. The goal of the

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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund

Nadine writes in: Does it make sense to use a Roth IRA as an emergency fund? It seems like I could contribute money to it,

07.20.17
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Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them

I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Adams’ book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. At one point in the

07.19.17
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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Corn (Smart Staple Strategies #7)

This is the final entry in a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and

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How to Make Money as a Pet Sitter or House Sitter This Summer

If you started summer with the goal of picking up part-time work, you might wish you had started searching sooner. While it’s still possible you’ll

07.18.17
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How to Learn a New Language with Minimal Expense

One common question that readers send into the Reader Mailbag revolves around learning a particular language without a lot of expense. Most of the well-known

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Questions About Water Filters, Credit Limits, Lifestyle Inflation, Banking Errors and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to

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Five Reasons to Consider Investing Your Emergency Fund

You probably already know that it’s important to have an emergency fund. You know, money that keeps you out of debt and on track, even when

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What Would You Do to Improve Yesterday?

Over the last several years, I’ve come to believe that if you do four things daily, you’ll see steady improvement in your life: meditate/pray, get

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2017

If you prefer the idea of cold hard cash to redeeming points toward travel, cash back cards are for you. With this type of card,

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Best Credit Cards for College Students in 2017

College is the place where students learn some of life’s most valuable lessons. This is especially true when it comes to managing one’s own finances

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Life Isn’t Permanent: How to Handle (and Utilize) Impermanence in Your Money, Life, and Career

“‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.” – The Buddha As anyone who has read

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Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for 2017

When it comes to paying off credit cards, minimum monthly payments sound nice on paper. Who doesn’t like charging $1,000 on a purchase but only

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Personal Finance and Life Contentment

One of the biggest struggles I’ve had with my life throughout my twenties and thirties was with this idea that I had to be happy.

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Questions About Difficult Frugality, Paper Bags, Small Debts, Friendships and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to