These Scholarship Directories Could Help Your Child Forego Student Loans

People with children understand the financial shock awaiting them when they become college bound. It costs an estimated $233,000 to raise a child from the moment of birth to 17. Keep in mind that this estimate doesn’t include medical care or tuition costs. A private college will cost you more than $35,000 annually in tuition costs. If you have multiple children, then those costs grow exponentially....

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Retiring to a Developing Country? What Can Go Wrong

I think about retirement all the time. The average annual cost of living standard for a retiree is about $45,000. You can live in many states comfortably, like Alabama, Idaho, Kentucky, and Utah, for less than that annually. If you don’t live in states with large metropolitan hubs, then you should be OK. However, if you’re thinking about retiring to a developing country, then $45,000 a year can...

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Posted in: Money, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving Money, Travel

Don’t Fall for These Retailer Tricks – Or It’ll Cost You

Every time I leave a supermarket, convenience store, or pharmacy, I buy a candy bar. I did that for many years, and I paid for it in lost money and gained weight. Impulse buys. Those items are placed by the register to tempt your impulsive tendencies. In fact, the average consumer spends over $5,400 every year on random impulse purchases. What could you do with an extra $5,400? Resist these retailer...

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Posted in: Education, Food and Grocery, Life Hacks, Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money

Why You Must File a Claim Against the Equifax Hack

Identity theft is an unspeakable scourge for many people, almost like Freddy Krueger. It’s something that we may pretend only happens to other people. Almost 17 million people were the victims of identity fraud in 2017. About $30 billion is estimated to have been stolen from unsuspecting people.  Also, identity thieves don’t even need a credit card number to ruin your life. More Social Security...

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