Wednesday, April 24

Technology Has Changed the Way We Work

Many people credit technological advances to job displacement. However, it also has led to innovation and increased access which has created jobs for individuals on the shared economy.

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5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Renters Insurance

Two months ago my fiance' and I entered our home to find a torrential downpour occurring in our bedroom. It was absolutely awful. We aren't sure how long it had been pouring but one of our dressers and all of its contents were soaked.

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Is Your Subprime Card Hurting You?

Most people who have experienced bad credit can agree that the following information often indicates that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

You're Pre-Approved.

These words often mean that a lender is open to taking a risk on you. Not to downplay the importance of increased piece of mind, reduced stress levels, and the ability to actually allocate money in growth vehicles of your choosing, but one of the many joys of improving your finances is becoming wanted again.

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Be Aware of These Scams Targeting Women

I encountered my first online scam as an undergrad. I was looking for a roommate and received an inquiry via a popular online forum that seemed legitimate. A few conversations later the prospective renter asked me to deposit a check for them. I found out from a friend that this was a scam people were using to obtain a person's account information.

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How To Arm Yourself Against Scams

One of the things I hate most in the world is losing money. Wait, you know what I hate even worse? Losing money because of a bad decision or negative influence.

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Choosing a Major? Questions to Consider

Throughout life we face choices. But generally, the stakes are higher for the choices you make during and after college. After choosing what college to attend or planning how you'll pay for it, selecting your college major may be the biggest decision you must make.

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Peer Pressure? Choose Yourself!

We often associate peer pressure with grade school and being a teenager. However, as we get older peer pressure doesn't go away. It evolves, often becoming more subtle and costly.

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The Ring

The bling... The universally approved signal that he "liked it " so he "put a ring on it".

The most frequently asked question after announcing my engagement was, "Let me see the ring".

Wait, that's not even a question, it's a request, and a rather rude one at that. It's almost like the person is saying, "C'mon, let me see how much your significant other thinks you are worth." Because that is what the ring has become, right? Perhaps even more symbolic than the union itself, expensive rings and elaborate weddings have become the norms and accepted indicators of love.

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So You're Young and Unemployed. What Should You Do?

I recall my first job out of college. I was young, eager, and the economy was booming.

Then the recession hit. My friends started to lose their jobs and months later I lost mine. The company I was working for declared bankruptcy. I had student loans coming out of their grace period and did not have an emergency fund set up. I was a recent grad and on unemployment.

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SelfCare When Dealing With Stressful Finances

Financial stresses not only affect your well being, they can negatively affect relationships, job performance and pretty much rule your life if you let them.

Here are 6 inexpensive ways you can take care of yourself when dealing with stressful finances:

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5 Steps I Took To Increase My Salary By $20,000 in Two Years

For most people, earning a livable income is essential for living a financially balanced life. Unfortunately, in today's economic landscape most recent college grads and job seekers are faced with relatively low entry salaries that come along with hefty responsibilities.

I am not the exception.

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