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3 Thing You Should Never Buy From Dollar Stores

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

The problem with dollar stores, besides the cheap merchandise and food that is days or years off their freshness dates, is they allow people to assume bargains are aplenty instead of comparison shopping. The managers behind dollar stores know you will assume their products are a bargain. Or, they know you will conveniently shop there so you don’t have to

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4 Tips to Avoid Expensive Dental Treatments

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Life is short and dreary. So, smile while you still have all or most of your teeth. If you are not taking care of your teeth now, you will have to deal with expensive dental treatments later on. The annual cost of routine dental checkups could cost a few hundred dollars. Have you ever had to pay for veneers, dental

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Barbados Welcoming Foreigners for a Year – Here’s the Catch

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

  The only people who are more miserable than those who complain about it are those who remain silent. I don’t have to tell you that there is a lot to miserable about today. The coronavirus has changed life irrevocably on a global scale. There has been so much politicization of the issue, but I think that is a distraction.

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What Jobs Do Most Millionaires Have?

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

I always hated that show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? I think it made a mockery of the idea of financial security. That show also irresponsibly reinforced the idea that one could become a millionaire through chance or sheer luck. Being a millionaire isn’t about flaunting wealth or burning money via the purchase of material trivialities. Millionaires are debt-free,

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Filing Taxes Late? Here’s How to do it Responsibly

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, General Personal Finance, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

It is said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Still, considering current events, 2019 might as well be 1919 since it feels like that year occurred so long ago. However, I think anxiety about paying annual taxes should be added to that list. Over 141 million tax returns were filed in 2019. The coronavirus

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How Many Hours Do Millionaires Work?

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Personal Finance Tips, small business|Tags: |

You must pay the cost to be the boss. Everyone wants to be a millionaire without acutely appreciating what it takes to become a millionaire. Over 20 percent of new businesses fail within the first year of operations. After 5 years, 50 percent of new businesses fail. It takes more than, ‘want,” to become a millionaire. If you are wondering

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