DIY Wood Dining Table from 80-year old barn
DIY

My DIY Wood Dining Table From An 80-Year Old Barn

It’s been some time since I put up a DIY post and that’s for good reason. I’ve been working hard on expanding my WordPress management and support business. It’s been showing great signs of expansion, so I’m happy with the results. Anyway, as someone who loves to DIY and loves business, I find it hard to work between the two. Sometimes I want to get my hands dirty and other times I want to focus …

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Dealing with and recovering from Bankruptcy
Money

How to Deal With and Recover from Bankruptcy

There is a large and pervasive myth that bankruptcy is what happens to losers. It is the last vestige of hope for deadbeats and people who are trying to shirk responsibility. It only happens to people who absolutely deserve it and, if you declare it yourself, it means that you are a terrible person who is horrible with money. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Bankruptcy: Myth Vs. Reality Here is the truth about …

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Udemy Summer Sale
EducationShopping

Get Over 12,000 Udemy Courses for Only $10 Each!

One of my favorite sites, Udemy, is at it again my friends. They are offering over 10,000 courses for only $10!  You have to use the coupon code: KEEPCOOL1110 to get the discounted courses. The catch is this ends in a few days (7/29) at 11:59 pm PST. That’s right, you only have a few days to get this deal.  Before you ask, let me explain what Udemy is and how they help you learn something new. …

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Back to School Supplies Shopping Guide
EducationGuidesShoppingShopping Guides

Back to School Supplies Shopping Guide for Every Grade

  It’s back to school season my friends. If you have kids in school, then you know about this lovely time. The school lists are coming and you need to head out to get supplies. What happens if you don’t get a school list though? Do you know what school supplies you will need to purchase in order to be ready for the first day? In the spirit of back to school, I’m putting together …

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Commitments are not just for your relationships
Fighting Debt

Commitments Aren’t Only For Your Relationships

Which person do you think will get out of debt the fastest? Person A: “I pay extra on my student loans every month, but life often gets in the way.” OR Person B: “I put every extra penny I have towards my loans and will have them paid off in 2 years, even if I have to get an extra job.” Okay, I realize that was a bit obvious, but isn’t it really that simple? …

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4 Reasons Side Hustles May Not be Worth it
Extra IncomeMaking Money

4 Reasons Sides Hustles May NOT Be Worth It

  Usually I’m very pro-side hustle. Having a side hustle getting paid to write for blogs has made a huge positive difference in my life. I now have more money coming in every month from my side hustle than I imagined I could ever have when I first got started side hustling last year. That’s not to say I’m rich by any means, I’m still working my way out of debt after all, but just to show …

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How to Negotiate a Deal on Craigslist
Saving Money

How to Negotiate a Deal on Craigslist

One of the most popular posts here on Debt Roundup is how to sell a car on Craigslist. I wrote it after selling a few cars via the free site, so I wanted to share my experiences. I didn’t know it would become so popular. Due to the amount of visitors to that article, I get a lot of questions on how to get a deal on Craigslist. Now, I’m not talking about finding a …

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Simple tips to reduce living expenses dramatically
Saving Money

Simple Tips To Reduce Your Living Expenses Dramatically

The high cost of living nowadays has caused many people to feel the crunch. Like many, you are probably already implementing cost reduction measures, but there is always some way you can cut costs even more. If you find yourself struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck despite your best efforts, try your hardest to reduce your overall expenses. You should even focus on those “fixed” expenses you don’t think you can cut. Most of …

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Betterment Just Made Investing Easier with SmartDeposit
Investing

Betterment Just Made Investing Easier with SmartDeposit

Are you holding too much cash in your checking or savings account? Do you know what to do with it? How about putting it to work for you? I’m a huge fan of the robo-advisor service, Betterment. I’ve been a customer since 2012 and recommend it to anyone. It’s one of my recommended resources and for good reason. They make investing so easy for the average person. I have my Roth IRA with them along …

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Do you stash cash around your house?
Money

Do You Stash Cash Around the House?

We spent July 4th at our neighbor’s house enjoying an exhausting day full of swimming, grilling, and fireworks.  There was a ton of people there and I got to meet some really cool people. At one point my wife and I were sitting by the pool chatting with a few other couples and one guest mentioned that he was thinking of closing his bank and brokerage accounts and hiding all his money around the house.  …

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