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Making Family Vacations Affordable Can Actually Add to the Fun

Making an Affordable Family Vacation Can Actually Add to the Fun

Family vacations were not a regular part of my childhood. I grew up in a working-class family, and we only took a handful of vacations over the years. There was...
Self-Employment: Got Insurance? 5 Ways to Protect Yourself If You're Self-Employed

Ever Wonder If The Self-Employed Qualify For Unemployment Benefits?

If you’ve ever been laid off from a job, you may have been eligible for some form of unemployment compensation until you get another job.While the amount of your...
Career: Professional Development Isn't Just for Full-Time Employees

Continue Your Professional Development On The Cheap

I’m the type of person who is constantly learning and growing. When I finished graduate school, I was excited to start earning an income, but I was also concerned...
homemade food business

The Homemade Food Business Can Be Profitable – But Be Careful!

By now you may have heard about Mariza Ruelas, the woman who made some amazing homemade ceviche and was arrested for selling it to people who requested a batch....
Taxes: Get the Lowdown on Tax Deductions for Freelancers

17 Tax Deductions for Freelancers

If you’re a freelancer, you’re well aware of just how crucial it is to stay on top of your housekeeping for taxes. And a major part of handling your...
valentine's day spending

Valentine’s Day Spending: “It’s Just This Once”

Let’s talk about cheaters, relationships, and Valentine's Day spending.You’re married. You’ve been faithful since day one. During a night out with friends, you get hit on for the first...
cost of valentine's day

The Cost of Valentine’s Day: Just Say No

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. That means you should be out finding the perfect gift for your loved one, according to Cupid and Associates, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate. Sadly, most couples...
The Art of Bartering: Welcome To A Cheap New World!

Short On Cash? Try Bartering!

Don’t have the money? Then you surely have the time! You surely have the time to help someone out in exchange for something in return.One of the funniest conversations...
The Cost of Addiction: When Money Goes Up in Smoke or Into a Bottle

The Cost of Addiction: When Money Goes Up in Smoke or...

Dawne Kris’s hands shake. Her mouth waters. She steals a look at the clock, already knowing what time it is. But she tries to ignore it anyway. Instead, she...
Budget: Is It Really Cheaper Not to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Is It Really Cheaper Not to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

When I was a kid, I always had a friend with a litter of kittens or puppies stashed away at home. Few of our parents had their pets spayed...
Renting: Why I Am a Rebel Without a House

I Am a Rebel Without a House

Each Chinese New Year – which falls around the end of February – my family gathers at my uncle’s house to exchange red envelopes stuffed with money (some only...
Extreme Budgeting: The Crash Diet of Personal Finance

Why A Budget and A Diet Don’t Work In The Long-Term

In the last few decades, “budgeting” has slowly grown from a good idea into a massive industry. Everywhere you look, you’re inundated with advice, ads, and push mail enticing...

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