The Most Common Landlord Problems and How to Address Them

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Tweet Landlords have a variety of possible issues that can arise from the management (or mismanagement) of their properties. This can be the result of poor upkeep on their part, bad tenants, or a combination of both. Tenants run the gamut from pristine to monstrous, and landlords often find themselves looking into the legal ramifications […]

A Few Green Ways to Save Money

Tweet Going green does not necessarily mean giving up modern conveniences or spending extra money on organic products or emerging green technologies. There are a number of very simple steps that can be taken that can help the environment while also reducing the amount of money that you spend each month. Start With Your Electricity […]

No Student Loan Relief in Sight: Work on Getting a Free College Education

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Tweet The student loan debt situation has spiraled out of control, with many college students saddled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. The costs of higher education are ever rising, and more students are questioning the decision to take on debt for their education. With no relief for the student loan crisis in […]

Do You Tip Too Much at Restaurants?

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Tweet I just got done reading an article put out by the Huffington Post about tipping. It really got me thinking about the subject and I realized that like the author, I have a tendency to over tip. I leave 20% on average because it’s easier to calculate and I often reason with myself that […]

How To Pay for Closing Costs on Your New Home

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Tweet Buying a home can be a good financial move, but it is costly. And if you don’t make the right decisions before closing you could be costing yourself thousands. If you are in the process of buying a house or another piece of real estate, you may be required to pay some closing costs […]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Kids for Your Small Business

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Tweet If your home business is like mine, then kids are constantly running around it.  And if you’re a natural business thinker with older children at home, then you’ve either considered or implemented a plan in which your children act as employees.  While the tax benefits are great and so is the ability to teach […]

Make Money From Your Extra Space With Airbnb and RideJoy

Tweet Rent Out Your Spare Bedroom with Airbnb So, you’ve got a spare room that you’re not using and you’re thinking of what to do with it?  Why not rent it out to budget-loving travelers and make some spare cash?  Airbnb is the perfect place to do just that.  You list your property and set […]

Five Tips to Help You Do Well In a Phone Interview

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Tweet It’s easy to not take a phone interview seriously until it’s too late.  Oftentimes we shrug it off as something we can accomplish during our lunch hour on a park bench, but the phone interview part of the job hunt ought to be taken more seriously.  After all, how can you expect a company […]

Should You Buy or Lease a Car?

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Tweet For most Americans, the cost of owning a car (or cars) falls second only to maintaining housing expenses. Generally, you’re left with either buying a vehicle (new or used) or leasing. While leasing is often considered the most expensive decision over time, there are many happy drivers who wouldn’t think of buying a car. […]