How to buy a car from Goodwill

Wanting a car and being able to buy a car are two different things. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American salary in 2019 was just under $49,000. However, the average price of a new car in 2019 was $36,700. Imagine using almost 75% of an annual salary to buy a new car. This is a serious dilemma for many people since over 63% of Americans drive on almost daily basis. You...

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Posted in: Auto, Career and Work, Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money, saving money

I Should have made Small-Scale Investment Risks (in Myself) long ago

Several years ago, I converted a small academic pension into a decade long annual annuity. I used to be a teacher and an academic adviser many years ago. So, I had a small pension that I could have looked forward to in old age. A mini-retirement nest egg. When I converted my pension into an annuity, the investment and pension company created a contract where I would receive an annual payment for a...

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Posted in: Business, Career, Career and Work, Education, Money, Personal Finance, Philosophy

Countries Where you can buy a Second Passport

One of my favorite plot tropes in action films is when the agent/spy/hero goes to a safe deposit box in a secure location, pulls out numerous documents, the currency of multiple countries, and plots their next move. I would always imagine that it was I who was shuffling multiple passports of various countries and contemplating my next move. Well, you can’t own a dozen passports like Jason Bourne...

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Posted in: Business, Career, Career and Work, Life Hacks, Money, Personal Finance, Philosophy, Real Estate, Retirement, Travel

Side Gigs That Make More Money Than A Full Time Career

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The average American makes about $47,000 annually, or about $900 weekly for the typical 40-hour workweek. Even though the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades, many Americans are struggling with making ends meet. If you have marketable skills, or an enterprising spirit, then there are many part-time side gigs where you’ll make good money. In fact, you might make more money with...

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Posted in: Career, Career and Work, Money, Online Income, Personal Finance
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