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How To Explain Job Hopping in an Interview

By |August 9th, 2021|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Did you know that the average American stays at one job for 4 years? A 2018 federal study also revealed that the typical American switches jobs anywhere between 10 to 15 times within their lifetime.  And even that estimate may increase now. Over 4 million Americans abruptly quit their jobs in April 2021 to pursue personal career ambitions. Still, taking professional and frequent

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Can I Live off the Interest on $1 Million?

By |July 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Money opportunities are usually buried at the gravesite of procrastination. It takes discipline to see an idea through to its conclusion – your personal benefit. And when most of us dream about making more money, we usually procrastinate instead of achieving the goal. We spend too much time dreaming about the money we wish we had instead of taking steps

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4 Million Americans Just Quit Their Jobs – Should You?

By |July 20th, 2021|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

In 2001, when I was in my early 20s, I just quit my job right out of the blue. It may have been the right decision for me if I had followed through on it realistically. I traveled to Hawaii for the first time and did some writing. But I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t know what I was

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5 Reasons Why a Vacation Loan Is a Bad Idea

By |July 5th, 2021|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Many people tend to take an annual vacation when they're feed up with work. And after a year of pandemic-induced anxiety, fear, and loathing of anything coronavirus-related, it seems like everyone is ready for vacation. Or are we? The job market is still in shambles, Americans are actually quitting jobs at alarming rates, and businesses are struggling to fill vacant

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How To Determine the Value of Your Vinyl Record

By |June 21st, 2021|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Conspiracy theories help us understand a world we recoil from to fantasize about a much more preferred world. Let's use the vinyl record collectors' market, for example. Music corporations predetermined the value of music based on the medium the music was recorded on. This clandestine business model commoditization of vinyl happened a long time ago. How can I prove it?

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Avoiding Health Care Now Due to COVID Will Cost You Later

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

As I admonished my dentist to put on gloves before he put his hands in my mouth (I live in a developing country), I thought about the millions of Americans avoiding quality health care in the United States.  And I thought about the quality health care, health insurance options, and care competency that I left behind in the United States

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