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  • The Thrifty Way to Network and Grow Your Personal Brand

    The Thrifty Way to Network and Grow Your Personal Brand

    When you’re starting out—whether it’s your business or your professional brand —networking is crucial to your success. As a young professional, sometimes I find that I hit a wall when it comes to networking. How else do I get my business card into more people’s hands without— basically—soliciting? (It’s tacky, don’t do it, unless you…
  • 3 Natural Disasters Your Insurance Likely Doesn't Cover

    3 Natural Disasters Your Insurance Likely Doesn't Cover

    Welcome to the wildest weather year of them all. All this extreme weather has me looking into what my home insurance  does and doesn’t cover. Not all policies are created equal, so my advice is to check with your agent on the specifics of your policy, but here is what I discovered is likely NOT covered…
  • The 5 Hard Truths of Home Renovations

    The 5 Hard Truths of Home Renovations

    Ah, a renovation. Nothing like new and exciting changes taking place in your home, waking up to the sweet sound of hammers in the air and the feeling of sawdust covering literally every surface of your home. Whether you are DIY-ing your renovation, or have some pros on the job, here are a few friendly…
  • Don't Let a Raise (Yay!) Make You Poorer (Boo!)

    Don't Let a Raise (Yay!) Make You Poorer (Boo!)

    A raise. It's basically the boss giving you a big ol’ high-five, straight to the wallet. The good news is that 98% of companies plan to give a raise this year, up from 89% in 2015, according to PayScale. The average raise given, or expected to be given? Three percent, with shining-star employees receiving possibly…
  • Avalanche or Snowball: What's the Best Way to Wipe Out Debt?

    Avalanche or Snowball: What's the Best Way to Wipe Out Debt?

    If you're anything like me, you love reading personal finance blogs...which makes sense, because you're here! But it's important to forge your own path and take all advice from personal finance experts with a grain of salt.
    For instance, let's consider Dave Ramsey. He's one of the most famous experts out there, but for 20-something…
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