How to Negotiate Like a Pro

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I recently relocated to a large city. One of the first things I learned while touring apartments, high rises, mid-rises, condos, and everything in between was this: Everything is negotiable. I never considered myself a savvy negotiator until I was signing my lease papers. As stated in my lease, I was paying $100 less each month than the advertised price, waiving $150 in “application” fees,...

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Side Hustles You Can Start Today

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I’m a firm believer that everyone has a skill, talent, or service they can offer that benefits others. So why not find that skill and make a little extra money from it? If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “I need a side hustle,” here are some tips and ideas to get you started. Side Hustle Ideas These are tried and true side hustles you can start today for little to nothing. Pet services....

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Get Smart About Retirement Planning

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Part of smart financial planning includes preparing for retirement. When you’re already contributing to your retirement accounts, how else can you prepare for a comfortable retirement? Here are a few things to think about as you focus on retirement preparation. Make a plan. The first thing you should do is develop a plan. When do you want to retire? How much can you comfortably live on? How much...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Retirement, Saving Money

15 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break From Social Media

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We’re all in denial. We spend much more time on social media than we think or admit. I decided to do something about my own addiction last week after I caught myself subconsciously typing Facebook into the browser. Again. While working on an important project. A project I could probably have completed weeks ago if I hadn’t been so busy checking my Twitter follower count, liking photos on Facebook,...

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