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Discover it Miles Review

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to earn travel rewards on all of your purchases, the brand new Discover it® Miles credit card might be exactly what you’re looking for. Unlike other popular cards that force you to keep track of rotating categories, the Discover it® Miles card promises to award you with …

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Questions About Thin Mints, Netflix, Daniel Norris, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Girl Scout cookies 2. Cash income and taxes 3. Daniel Norris 4. Credit cards are a ripoff! 5. Parkinson’s Law 6. Overwhelming student loan debt 7. …

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Five Side Hustles Even Your Grandma Could Try

Spending less than you earn is the No. 1 rule of personal finance, so increasing your earnings can immediately improve your financial picture. But depending on your job, it can be difficult to boost your weekly or monthly income. If you’re paid hourly, for example, you might be able to secure some overtime. But if you’re paid …

Balancing Act: Pay Down Student Loans or Save More?

You’re finally there: You’ve graduated from college after many hard years, you’ve got a job in your field, and you’re actually able to balance your budget so you’re not only paying your bills, but you have a bit of extra money left over each month. Now the question is, what to do with that extra …

Small Business Saturday: Snow Is Money for Plowz & Mowz

For Wills Mahoney and Andrew Englander, snow is money. And so is an untended or overgrown lawn. The two former Syracuse University roommates are the creators of a pair of smartphone apps – Plowz & Mowz – that, as the names imply, are aimed at simplifying your life when it comes to snow plowing and …

Seven Strategies for Working from Home from an Experienced Telecommuter

Since early 2008, I have worked entirely from home, submitting my projects and writings via the Internet. At this point, I have more than seven years of experience doing this. Along the way, I’ve fulfilled the terms of several professional contracts without any sort of serious conflict. I know from others who work from home that …

Tax Benefits for Members of the Military

Under normal circumstances, preparing all but the simplest tax returns can be confusing and stressful. For many military taxpayers, there is no such thing as a simple return. Along with military service often comes unique circumstances and stresses, including frequent repostings and deployments in combat zones. In recognition of the unique contributions of service members — …

Categories: Taxes

Five Strategies to Use Marriott Hotel Points for a Cheap Vacation

In a lot of ways, vacations can be as cheap or as expensive as you make them. If you want to stay only in high-end resorts, for example, you should expect to shell out a ton of cash for the experience. Meanwhile, if you’ll stay almost anywhere, you can save a ton by shopping around …

Categories: Credit Cards, Travel

Does Prayer or Meditation Help with Personal Finance?

When people are struggling in life, they often turn to prayer and meditation to help them to deal with those problems. People who believe in God often pray to their maker, while those who have other theistic views might choose to meditate to bring them spiritual guidance. Some people choose to do both. Regardless of …

10 Master’s Degrees That Can Actually Pay Off

Earning a college degree is usually the best way to guarantee better job prospects and higher pay. You put the work in up front, do your best, and emerge from the experience with the skills employers expect and demand. And most of the time, that investment pays off. Here’s a good example: According to Bureau …

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