Never, Ever Buy These Items From the Dollar Store

A bargain is something you don’t really need, and probably don’t even really want, but desire because of irresistible pricing. And dollar stores perfected the proprietary art of making low-quality and cheap items look like bargains. A lot of dollar store products are items of inferior quality. Many are sold in deceptively repackaged, smaller-sized quantities to fool you into paying more than you...

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Why Fear of Missing Out Could Be Dangerous for Your Retirement?

You know, I never yelled, “YOLO,” once when it was a popular phrase. “You only live once,” was a phrase the kids used to say to before verbally inspiring themselves to perform ambitious stunts. It’s a dated phrase and I am struck by how the term spread like wildfire. It reminds today of how middle-aged people use terms like, “lit,” to perhaps feel young or culturally in-the-know. Or...

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Convince Your Boss to Convert Your Job to Remote With These 3 Tips

You know what I love about telecommuting as a freelance writer? Everything. I make my own hours. As long as I have a laptop and access to good wifi, I can travel anywhere in the world and work. It isn’t all puppies and rainbows, however. I must work 8-hour to 16-hours days, depending on how much work I have and closeness of impending deadlines. Also, because I am independent contractor, I don’t...

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Reasons Why You Should Collect Your Social Security Early

The typical Social Security check amounts to about $1,500 monthly. However, if you retire at full retirement age, that amount increases to $3,000 a month (more on that shortly). You could collect Social Security early, but there will be unavoidable benefit reductions if you do that. Over 50 million people are unemployed because of the pandemic. People protected from eviction by provisions in the CARES...

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