5 Steps to Help You Say Goodbye to Sallie Mae and Your Student Loan Debt
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5 Steps to Help You Say Goodbye to Sallie Mae (and Your Student Loan Debt!)

Do you know that awful feeling you get in your stomach when you think you’ve done something terrible? Like that time when you spent $72,000 on getting a college degree that couldn’t even land you a decent job? Shouldn’t someone be happy when they graduate from a university with a degree? All I could think about was the 25 years I had left until my student loans were paid off and I felt like I …

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3 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle Work for You
Making Money

3 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle Work for You

While there are tons of reasons why you should side hustle, from increasing your income to helping you learn new skills, and everything in between, there are also a few downsides to side hustling. One of the biggest potential downsides to having a side hustle is that some side hustles may not work for you for one reason or another. There are thousands of side hustle opportunities available for you to try out until you …

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Uber 101 - How to maximize profits
Making Money

Uber 101 – How to Maximize Your Driving Profits

The ability to make money according to your own schedule is obviously the biggest benefit of driving with Uber. Of course, some people manage to make a lot more than others. Uber and other services like it are a great way to maximize the car you already own or are paying for. What better way to help pay off your car loan (if you have one) or just make extra money than using an asset …

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Here's how to find the true savings of Amazon Gold Box Deals
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How to Check the Real Savings on Amazon Gold Box Deals

Have you ever heard of Amazon gold box? Well, if you haven’t, then make sure to check it out here. Basically, Amazon gold box is their daily deal offerings across all of their categories. These are daily deals, lightening deals, and just plain savings. It even includes their coupons, which you can instantly clip. Amazon tends to highlight two specials for their “daily deals” section at the top of the gold box. They will then …

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Six Costs Associated with Building a Backyard Garden
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Building a Backyard Garden? Don’t Forget About These Expenses

In the three years we’ve owned our house my wife and I have had some good success growing tomatoes, peppers, basil, and chives in small planter pots.  But I’ve always felt using the pots limited what we can grow, so for next year I’m thinking about building a raised garden bed which will give us much more room to plant a wider variety of vegetables. We have plenty of room for a garden on the …

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Top 3 reasons you should be investing now for the long term
Investing

Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Investing Now For The Long-Term

Since the stock market took a dramatic drop yesterday and even last week, I think it’s time to start talking about investing for the long term. When the market is down, I buy more stocks! There are bargains to be had and my Betterment account was getting filled over this past week. Here is a post from my good friend John, from Frugal Rules and Best Discount Brokerages. Hear him out. He used to work …

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What I Learned in three years blogging about personal finance
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What I’ve Learned In 3 Years Blogging About Personal Finance

This past Saturday marked three years since I started this blog. It’s Debt Roundup’s third anniversary, but it feels much longer than that. It’s probably because I’ve been blogging for eleven years, just not on here. Either way, I’m really happy to reach this mark and even more excited about what the next year will bring. Each year has been better and better on here, so who knows what will happen. I’m just glad to …

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The Online Shopping Checklist
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The Online Shopping Checklist – What You Should Do Before You Checkout

If you haven’t noticed, online shopping is huge! When I say huge, I mean the global e-commerce sales is $1.4 Trillion (with a T) and growing. Talk about some potential there. People all around the world are buying more than ever online and the reason it convenience and information. We can find products we need with a few clicks of the mouse and then can make sure we are getting the best deal possible. The …

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3 Expenses People often forget about when buying a home
Home & FamilyReal Estate

3 Expenses People Often Forget When they Buy a House

Whether you are presently a homeowner or you are thinking about buying a house for the first time, you know this time of life is an exciting one. If you’re like most people, you’ve had to dig deep in order to pull this one off. You’ve worked hard on your debt to income ratio, you’ve improved your credit score, and you’ve saved up enough money to cover the down payment. Now all you have to …

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5 Common Ways to Deal with Educational Debt
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5 Common Ways to Deal with Educational Debt

If you want to go to college, unless you are one of the incredibly lucky few who can afford to pay for school outright, you’re going to incur some debt. That’s just how “getting a college education” works in the new millennium. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t steps you can take to properly deal with that debt and keep it from overwhelming your life. In fact, if you are smart, diligent and let …

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