21 Best Side Hustle Jobs To Make Extra Money

by Lucy Oake on November 17, 2017

Side Hustle Jobs

Let’s face it, everyone could use a little extra cash every now and then. Maybe a few extra bucks would help you build an emergency fund, save for a vacation, or just have a little extra wiggle room in your budget. That’s where a side hustle fits in – by allowing you to literally cash in on your extra time. If you need some inspiration to find the best side hustle jobs for you, then read on!

Be an In-Demand Doer

There is a huge market out there for people who can get things done. And surprisingly, you don’t need to have any specialized skills to make being an expert do-er a steady side hustle. With these types of jobs, you can set your prices, hourly or by the job – whatever works best for you and your customers.

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Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2017

by Sean Bryant on November 10, 2017

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

My wife and I love the thrill of traveling. We usually will take at least one big trip each year and sometimes we try for two. To make our trips a little bit more affordable, we both carry travel rewards credit cards. This allows us to earn airline miles or hotel points just for making our normal purchases, like groceries or a night out with friends. Below I have listed off what I personally feel are the best travel rewards credit cards. Each of these cards will get you on your way to a free vacation.

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4 Costly Student Loan Refinancing Myths

by Lucy Oake on November 6, 2017

Refinancing Student Loans Myths

You may get pulled in several directions when you start considering student loan refinancing options. Many people who give advice are well-intentioned, but others can be misinformed. Following advice blindly may cost you a pretty penny over the life of your loans. Refinancing can benefit you by reducing your monthly payment, lowering your interest rate, and allowing you to pay less interest over the term of your loans. But, refinancing your student loans is only helpful if you understand the truth behind common myths.  

Don’t Shop Around Too Much for Student Loans

Some experts say when refinancing any loan, it’s best to shop around before settling on one lender. The same often holds true for student loans. But, others insist that shopping around too much will hurt your credit. What’s the truth?

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What’s My Car Worth?

by Sean Bryant on November 1, 2017

What’s My Car Worth?

When you buy a car, you don’t just want a daily driver, you want an investment that won’t depreciate over time. However, some cars retain their value much better than others. Whether because of dependability or demand certain vehicles are sought after even after they had some serious miles put on them. But which cars are the best if you want a good resale value? Here’s a look at what, why and how.

Brand Awards

The gold standard of resale value analytics and trends is Kelley Blue Book. Every year, KKB lists the best brands and cars when regarding value retention. KKB’s outlook on resellable vehicles is just part of responsible ownership — keeping up with routine maintenance and replacing parts like tires — as well as financial responsibilities. In 2017, Toyota won the best brand award, while Porsche won the best luxury brand medal. The best brand recognizes not only a single car, but the two brands that make the most dependable, desirable and valuable collection of cars on the market.

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Moving on a budget

Moving can be a nightmare unless you’re into minimalism, but a tight budget doesn’t necessarily mean it’s impossible. So, how do you move a bunch of stuff to your new home without losing your sanity? While many expenses are unavoidable, there are plenty of ways to keep costs down by planning ahead, comparing prices, and rethinking your presumptions about your moving options and expenses. We are going to share some tips and tricks you can use in order to have a more bearable and stress-free move.

Avoid the peak season

People with children usually choose the moving date around the time when school is over, which automatically makes that time period the peak season during summer, especially during June and July. In college areas, the first and the last days of the month are the most hectic, since this is when leases expire and students start looking for new apartments.

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How to Get Your Credit Score Up Fast

October 25, 2017
How to get your credit score up fast

There are lots of important numbers that can determine your potential success. The most important number from a financial perspective is your credit score. Most people associate a high credit score with someone who is responsible and trustworthy. That’s why so many lenders require a good credit score to make loans – whether that’s for […]

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Battle of the Robo-Advisors: Acorns vs Betterment

October 23, 2017
acorns vs betterment

Acorns vs Betterment   Robo-advisors are rapidly gaining popularity.  Their no-nonsense form of investing, combined with appealing low advisor fees, is bringing in dollars rapidly.  But often people are wondering which robo-advisor platform is the best?  Which one will suit my needs?  While everyone has different needs, we can take a look at the biggest, […]

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