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Finding Your Own Way through the Financial Advice Minefield

Money tips to help you get through the minefield of personal finance advice and make it make sense for YOUR situation. I love personal finance. I’m a numbers geek and have a budget sheet {+ exploratory budget sheets} to back that up. Me…
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I Broke a Guideline and Why You Should, Too

How to manage your money in a way that doesn't drive you crazy (hint: they call it "personal" finance for a reason). Money is not a one-size-fits-all subject. There are general guidelines and rules that, if followed, will get you far. But…
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Filing Your Taxes for Free and Finding Free Tax Return Help

Paying upwards of $100 for the privilege of filing taxes sounds about as fun as paying for the privilege of someone flicking on your light switch to make your dishwasher miraculously work again {don't ask}. You may have a very good reason…
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How Olympic Athletes Fund their Dream

How do Olympic athletes make a living? Most are not wealthy, and most have to fund their own training. I think many of us tend to assume that anyone who has a show on television, stars in a movie, or who competes in sports at the Olympic-level…
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Blogger + Small Business Resources

This past year I went through a blogging and business boot camp of sorts—at times, it was as intense as that college semester when I took 22 credits, worked part-time, wrote my 72-page senior thesis, and held down an internship. And yet it…
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Surviving {and Thriving} in My First Year of Self Employment + Action Steps for You

In the last few weeks—yes, just in the last few weeks—I have felt a shift in my work. Things are feeling like they are starting to click and play together. Systems I awkwardly and skeptically created are starting to pay me back in time and…