Don’t Spend Money Accidentally Given to You by a Job or Bank – You’ll Regret It

When I was a college adjunct and academic adviser, almost 14 years ago, I had an unintentional but welcome financial windfall. The payroll department had accidentally paid me twice my normal pay via direct deposit. It was laughingly obvious to me with just half a glance at my bank account. I am a native New Yorker. New York City is a city with an astronomically high cost of living standard. I was...

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What You Need to Know About Forex Investing

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I have been learning about the stock market, with the ambition of becoming a budding trader, for several years. However, it’s very intimidating. There are innumerable stocks and companies to choose from. The stock market is open on weekdays during business hours and on closed on the weekends. There are limited operating hours to practice. You can trade stocks in different international markets on...

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Personal Reflection – I Stayed in My Old Job for Far Too Long and Stunted My Potential

Don’t quit your job on a whim. I am not suggesting that you should quit your job, disrupt your income flow and ability to pay your bills, and upend your life because you feel like it. This is not a decision to take lightly. However, as I personally reflect upon on my life, I regret not leaving my previous jobs when I had the chance. I spent too much time coasting, participating in the rat race,...

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Five Easy-To-Pawn Items

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(Photo by Jonathan McIntosh via CC BY-SA 2.0) What items are easy-to-pawn? Like many people, I have visited a pawn shop more than once in my life. I have pawned rings, various kinds of jewelry, and musical instruments on multiple occasions. What struck me during each transaction was that the loan was of a lesser value than that of my pawn items. That is the point for pawnbrokers, and pawnbroking is...

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