6 Ways to Make Extra Money in 2019

by Zack on February 14, 2019
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Ways to Make Extra Money

It’s a new year, which means you’ve likely taken some time to set a few resolutions that you hope to achieve before January 1, 2020 rolls around. Maybe you want to improve your lifestyle choices by exercising more or quitting a bad habit. Or maybe you decided that this is the year you knock out a few of your bucket list travel destinations.

A new year is also a great time to set financial goals. No matter if you want to grow your savings account, start an emergency fund, or pay off a credit card, it pays to have monetary goals. You may be thinking, “I need money to achieve my financial resolutions.”

The good news is that making extra money is easier than ever. Keep reading to learn about 6 different money-making options.

1. Become an Online Tutor

Do you have a degree in a certain field of study? Do you enjoy teaching students of all ages? If so, you could make money as an online tutor. Websites like Tutor.com and Chegg Tutors are always looking for people that are strong in subjects like science, math, and even foreign languages.

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How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

by Lucy Oake on February 7, 2019
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How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring

So you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level. Congrats! Engagement is a super fun time in your relationship journey…if you’re not broke.

Lots of people make the mistake of spending too much on an engagement ring. But what is too much?

Keep reading as we walk you through the buying process. By the time you’re done, you should have more clarity on how much you should spend on an engagement ring.

Should An Engagement Ring Be Based on Your Salary?

Maybe you’ve heard the old “rule of thumb” that dictates you should spend two to three month’s salary on an engagement ring? This rule makes the math easy, but it grossly oversimplifies how to actually determine what you should spend.

For example, consider someone that makes $60,000 a year. Two to three month’s income would put the ring in the ballpark of $10,000 to $15,000.

I’ll just say it – that’s an insane amount of money to spend on a rock attached to a piece of metal. Especially considering you’ll probably need to start saving for a wedding, honeymoon, and the costs of starting your new life together.

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Travel Hacks: 10 Ways to Save with Airbnb

by Lucy Oake on February 5, 2019
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Travel Hacks Airbnb

Contrary to popular belief, traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, for the amount the average household spends on one vacation, they could be taking multiple trips.

Most travel costs can be reduced through smart planning and a few creative travel hacks. One of the best ways to save on travel costs is through Airbnb.

What is Airbnb?

Even if you’ve never used Airbnb, you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a site where regular people rent out their extra spaces – from a spare bedroom to an entire house – to travelers. And because they don’t have all the extra overhead like traditional hotels, the cost savings is dramatic.

Booking your travel accommodations through Airbnb can save you tons of money compared to a hotel, but that’s just the start of it. It’s convenient and can also enrich your overall travel experience.

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Don’t be a Victim to These Credit Repair Myths

by Scott Sery on January 29, 2019
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Credit Repair Myths

This is a sponsored post for CreditRepair.com. All opinions are 100% my own.

Let’s be honest for a minute.  There’s a good chance your knowledge of credit, credit scores, and credit repair is pretty small. Chances are you know that FICO has to do with credit, but what do the letters even stand for?  

Most of us know good credit helps us get better deals on loans, and bad credit means we end up paying a higher interest rate. Beyond that, it’s a pretty murky subject.

We aren’t going to get into the nitty-gritty of credit and the algorithms used to determine your score.  That’s not going to do any good. Today our goal is to make sure you know what is going to help your score, what will hurt it, and when it’s time to call in the experts like the professionals at CreditRepair.com.

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10 Best Side Jobs for Teachers

by Lucy Oake on January 24, 2019
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Best Side Jobs for Teachers

Teachers are possibly the most underpaid professionals in today’s economic climate. They’re also very underappreciated, despite the value they bring the classroom one student at a time.

For teachers who want to make a little extra money, there are some great side jobs to consider. Best of all, none of these require giving up your day job. You can keep following your passion of teaching, but with a bigger balance in your bank account.

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Average Net Worth by Age: Are You On Track?

January 22, 2019
Average Net Worth by Age

Learning about average net worth by age will help gauge your progress toward financial independence. Once in a while, I’ll hear someone mention how nice it would be to become rich and famous. Famous might take a little luck and talent, but that “rich” part might be easier to achieve than you think! Rich is […]

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Lemonade Insurance Review: Are They Shaking up the Insurance Industry?

January 15, 2019
Lemonade Insurance Review

Homeowners and Renters Have New Options Insurance, using the traditional model, has gotten a bad rap in recent years. These policies, once designed to protect us with a promise to indemnify (a fancy term simply meaning, “make whole”), have become cumbersome with claims being denied for seemingly no reason. Many people have found that insurance […]

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