Side Hustles You Can Start Today

I’m a firm believer that everyone has a skill, talent, or service they can offer that benefits others. So why not find that skill and make a little extra money from it? If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “I need a side hustle,” here are some tips and ideas to get you started. Side Hustle Ideas These are tried and true side hustles you can start today for little to nothing. Pet services....

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Get Smart About Retirement Planning

Part of smart financial planning includes preparing for retirement. When you’re already contributing to your retirement accounts, how else can you prepare for a comfortable retirement? Here are a few things to think about as you focus on retirement preparation. Make a plan. The first thing you should do is develop a plan. When do you want to retire? How much can you comfortably live on? How much...

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Striving towards financial independence

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When I look back at my life, the person I am today did not form out of any single defining event.  I didn’t have an “aha!” moment or an inspirational occurrence that has shaped my existence.  Instead, where I am now is the product of many, many small steps.  Sure, behind those steps are still the driving forces that define me and my personality.  And yet, I can imagine that if...

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Financial Goals: 2013

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The start of a new year is a natural point in time to embark on new goals and to review the achievements of the past year.  Last week, Brian and I talked a bit about our net worth.  We’re pretty happy with the numbers on paper, but how did we do in terms of achieving the goals we set back in early 2012?   Photo Credit: Images_of_Money via flickr CF’s Goals Emergency Fund: $2000...

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