The Internet has utterly transformed our day-to-day lives in its brief, 29-year existence. Yeah, you read that right. The tool that lets us access any and all information we desire in a fraction of a second, that is responsible for the golden streaming age we currently live in, isn’t even 30 years old.

Sumertime Home Improvement

Summertime is a busy season for many contractors; since the weather is favorable and families want to spend time outside, it’s only natural that you’re noticing all the improvements you could make to your home. But while the U.S. construction market was worth approximately $1.162 billion in 2016, that doesn’t mean most homeowners want to spend anywhere near that much to upgrade their homes. If you’re intent on giving your property a facelift but want to keep costs down, here are a few ways to do it.

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When you decide to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it is in the best condition possible. This is especially important nowadays with so many people looking at images of homes online. In fact, the National Association of Realtors shows that 56% of home buyers aged 36 years and younger found their homes using the internet. With that in mind, it’s crucial your home is picture-perfect — and this includes landscaping. So if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, make sure you complete these landscaping tasks first.

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moving costs

Approximately 35.1 million Americans move every year. Most people expect to spend a decent amount of money during the moving process.  There are just as many who are surprised at the final total of the bill. Fortunately, with some planning and preparation, you can cut moving costs and maximize efficiency. Here are just a few proven ways to save on moving costs this summer.

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are smart people richer
Not everyone is born the same. Some people are born taller or with better eyesight than others. Environmental factors like socioeconomic status impact life outcomes.  One particular outcome of interest to readers of personal finance blogs is the relationship between intelligence and wealth – in particular, the question: are smart people richer?
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This has been making the rounds for a while, but its a solid nugget of personal finance advice, so we’re covering it here again on Dinksfinance. Back in 2013 University of Chicago Professor Harold Pollack figured that everything you need to know about finance could be written on a 3 by 5 card. Everything else, he said, was a sales pitch designed to separate you from your money.

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save your money people

Seriously, nobody saves any more – and its a shame. Having a healthy savings givse you a number of benefits like defending yourself against a lawsuit or enjoying a healthy retirement.

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Motley Fool PicksYou have cash to invest and want to start profiting from the stock market right away. The problem is your experience isn’t great but you want to improve your chances of making money.  You’ve heard friends talking about timing the market and you’re thinking maybe this how to get your first million. Problem is, none of your trading friends are rich. So, you know market timing probably won’t work for you.
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