5 Easy Steps to Lowering Your Rent During Lease Renewal

Don’t you hate when the lease renewal for your rental agreement comes in the mail? It almost certainly brings an increase in rent. And who wants to spend more money on housing? I was a property manager in my past life and I’ve mailed out tons of renewal letters and had tons of renewal conversations. I know from experience that no renewal rate is set in stone. There’s always some room...

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Can’t Pay Your Bills? 7 Mindless Part-Time Jobs to Try

Are you having trouble paying off debt? Sometimes you can’t get around the fact that you need to make more money no matter how good you are at budgeting. Your income is just not enough to surpass your expenses. Particularly as a recent college grad. Your first few jobs will likely not allow you to live comfortably while paying off student debt and saving for a rainy day. And even entrepreneurs...

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Three Documentaries on Poverty in America to Change Your Perspective

Have you ever had one of those days… When you feel a little down about your money situation? When you feel less positive about reaching big financial goals? Or envious of the career or income of someone around you? I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there at least once – felt that sense of self-doubt that everyone else is doing well and you’re just getting by. After all,...

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How to Give Unsolicited Money Advice

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We all have that one friend or relative. They spend recklessly, don’t save anything yet complain none stop about being broke. They chalk up their financial situation to not making enough money, moan about needing a pay raise and totally give up on saving until they get one. A stark contrast to you. You’ve finally gotten your financial house in order by budgeting and cutting out excess luxuries....

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