6 Tools Every Small Business Needs

May 6, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  I don’t know if I ever mentioned this but I have like eight jobs.  I work a regular 9 to 5 in an office then I have a side hustle.  I have several different clients at the moment, so to say I’m a busy is an understatement. On the fifteenth of every […]

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How to Talk About Finances With Your Significant Other

May 5, 2015

The following is a guest by Erin of Everything Finance Blog. Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been with your partner for several years, it’s equally important to talk with them about finances. Money can be one of the biggest issues in a relationship, so it’s important to discuss it early on. A […]

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This is why Starbucks is not a waste of money

May 4, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  If you’ve ever read a story about spending wisely or setting a budget then you’ve probably been advised to cut out your daily trips to the coffee shop.  Right?  To be honest it’s true.  If you want to start saving money you can cut out Starbucks coffee and stop eating out in […]

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Weekly roundup: May, Tax Refunds and the Middle Class

May 1, 2015

Good morning Dinks and Happy May 1st.  April showers bring May flowers, or at least that’s what they say.  I absolutely love May because it’s a sign of sunnier, brighter, warmer days to come.  Oh and then there’s Cinco de Mayo – and you know me, I never need an excuse to eat Mexican food. […]

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An act of kindness gone wrong

April 30, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  I just got back from another business trip and as always I met some interesting people along the way.  I’m not sure what it is about me – maybe it’s because I’m chatty – but I always meet unique people with a one of a kind story when I travel. One time […]

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Career change in your thirties

April 29, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let’s take a quick poll, how many of us are in our dirty thirties?  Now here’s a follow up question, how many of you have made a career change in your thirties?  I know I have…twice!  I’m not sure if it was a 30 year old crisis or I was just following […]

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Writing Your Will: Baby Steps to Get You Started

April 28, 2015

When Bill had a heart attack last year, the first thing going through his mind wasn’t his roaster. It wasn’t the upcoming holiday. It was his 15 yr old son. The second thing running through his mind was his wife. What would they do without him? Like most people Bill didn’t have a will, mainly […]

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Focus on Finances: The Fundamentals of a Hard Money Loan

April 28, 2015

If you need money in a pinch, and the usual channels aren’t working out for you, it’s time to go hard money. What’s a hard money loan? It’s a loan that’s based almost entirely, if not entirely, on the underlying asset that’s being purchased. So, instead of buying a house with credit, for example, you […]

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Is Student Loan Debt Ever Okay? 5 Degrees Worth the Investment

April 27, 2015

There’s no disputing that more education usually leads to a better job and higher pay. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the cash up front to pay for a graduate degree, so student loans are a necessity — and student loans must be paid back, often with budget-busting monthly payments. The changing jobs landscape means some […]

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