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Seven Signs Your Boyfriend Is Bad With Money

Financial arguments are some of the most difficult for couples to overcome, according to recent research from Kansas State University. Meanwhile, the top predictor of divorce, by far, is the number and severity of money arguments a couple has during their relationship. These revelations come from researcher Sonya Britt, the school’s assistant professor of family …

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Some Thoughts on Procrastination

During the year or so before I reached my ultimate financial bottom, I had this faint sense in the back of my head that I needed to make some financial changes in my life. I knew that I needed to start doing things differently or else I would never build the life that I wanted. …

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Eight Best Places to Retire Abroad (and Enjoy the Good Life for Less)

More than 373,000 Americans had retired abroad by 2013, according to the Social Security Administration, and for various reasons. For some, the decision to retire overseas could be based on a desire to experience different cultures and surroundings. Others may want to be closer to relatives or friends. But for a certain percentage of would-be retirees, the decision to …

Handling Jealousy of Other People’s Affluence

Amanda wrote in with a great question for the reader mailbag via my Facebook page and, as is sometimes the case, my answer grew to such a great length that I decided it deserved a post on its own. Here’s her question: I work at a place with a lot of affluent families. We are …

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Best Home Improvement Loans

Whether you want to make a few simple upgrades or construct a pricey new addition, if you don’t have money saved for the project, you’ll want to figure out the best home improvement loan for your situation. Making improvements to your home is an expensive undertaking. Real-estate experts agree that wisely chosen upgrades can pay …

Categories: Home Improvement, Loans

20+ Ways to Make Extra Money to Pay Off Your Student Loans

You graduated college, started your career, but you still don’t have enough money to make headway with those student loans. While the best option would be to find a higher paying job or wave a magic wand — or find a magic job — that eliminates your loans altogether, there are some things you can do to …

Affordable Online MBA Programs

This is the final article in a series on affordable online education. We previously covered specifically online colleges and various degree programs, including online bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you missed the other articles in this series, you can navigate to each of them here: most affordable online colleges, affordable online bachelor’s degree programs, and …

‘Freedom’ Money

I recently saw the film The Gambler, and one scene stood out at me, where John Goodman’s character describes his financial philosophy to the main character, played by Mark Wahlberg. Here’s that scene, but beware, the language here is very rough and very not safe for work. Here’s the idea Goodman’s character presented, reworded into …

Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs in 2015

This is part of a four-part series that focuses on affordable online education, specifically online colleges and various degree programs. Other articles in this series cover the most affordable online colleges in general, affordable online bachelor’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs. We hope this series can help guide people who are looking for …

Five Ways to Write Off Your Next Vacation

Planning a vacation and dreading all the costs? While there are many ways to spend less on vacation, there’s another route to try if you want to travel at a discount: Write off a portion of your trip on your taxes. The savings won’t be immediate, but you’ll appreciate them come tax time next year. The trick is, you’ll …

Categories: Saving Money, Taxes, Travel

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