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The Worst Financial Mistakes

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None of us are perfect. We’ve all made mistakes at some point, including financial ones. The point is to learn from them and make sure you don’t make the same mistakes again. When I look at all the common money mistakes that people make when handling finances, there are five that end up hurting us the most in the long run.

1. Not having an emergency fund and relying on credit cards ...

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Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays

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Regardless of whether you’re buying gifts this year, the holidays can be a great time to pick up extra work and earn more cash. If you’re looking to make some money for holiday purchases or just want to boost your income, here are a few ways to get you started.

1. Sell your stuff.
Have some things that you want to get rid of? Host a garage sale or post your gently ...

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Payday Loan Pitfalls

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“I just need a little more money to cover me until my next paycheck.”

The story is all too familiar. You’re low on funds, but pay day is too far away and you need cash now. You’re in a jam and considering taking out a payday loan, but before you go through with it, you may be wondering if it is really worth it.

The short answer – be very careful!

Depending on your ...

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Why People Make Bad Decisions While Shopping in Crowds

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There’s no doubt in my mind that people make bad decisions when shopping in crowds. I’m sure there are studies out there that will back me up on this, but it’s the truth. When you go to a store and see people grabbing items off the shelves like it’s free, the competitive spirit kicks in and makes you want to do the same.

Crowd frenzy causes people to make impulsive decisions. With ...

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Power of Money

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Today’s post has less to do with debt and finance and more to do with the power of money –  to be precise, the power of those who have a lot of it.

A couple of nights ago, I was watching an episode of ABC’s Secret Millionaire. And for those of you who haven’t seen the show, the narrative is simple. They take rich people and plop them into communities that could ...

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