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Jim Wang’s 6 Frugal Moves That Aren’t Worth It

I like to save in some areas of my life so I can splurge on others. For example, as an entrepreneur with a limited amount of time, it surprises some of my friends that I take care of our landscaping duties. We have a sizable yard, probably around an acre, and with a riding mower […]

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Jim Wang’s 5 Things You Shouldn’t Overpay For

My mom loves finding a good deal. As a kid, we’d frequently shop at Marshall’s to find deals on clothing. I didn’t know, or care, that Marshall’s was a discount clothing store. My mom enjoyed it because we found high-quality clothing without paying high-quality prices! For her, it was like a treasure hunt where you […]

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Tess Wicks’ 7 Effective Strategies Despite Changing Interest Rates

You’ve seen the headlines: the Federal Reserve is changing the federal funds rate, and the move is impacting most banks and the interest rate banks can pass on to their customers. If saving is a top goal for you, nothing can compare to seeing interest rates rise. On the other hand, when rates are in […]

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7 Safe Online Shopping Tips with Jim Wang

Years ago, I remember buying a DVD boxed set as a gift from a small online retailer. It was such a good deal I was willing to overlook how terrible the website looked. It was supposed to ship in a few days, but I didn’t hear a peep for over a week. I tried calling […]

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How to Avoid Washing Diner Dishes (and Other Money Tips for the Road) by Angela Essington

Even the most seasoned travelers come across obstacles while on the road. From forgetting to schedule a payment to losing a credit card hundreds of miles away from home, there are, unfortunately, always opportunities for lessons learned. We recently learned some very valuable money lessons — at a roadside diner of all places! Let me […]

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Why I Invested in Higher Education by Elissia Franklin

All investments have a level of risk and reward. Whether it’s a blue-chip stock or a new tech start-up, both can be evaluated in terms of the potential benefits and drawbacks. Deciding whether to pursue higher education should be evaluated this way, too. As a woman in STEM pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue […]

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Girl Boss: How I Started My Own Business by Sasha Tran

Do you ever dream about being your own boss? About pursuing your talents on your own terms and growing your own company from the ground-up? The thought is invigorating, but all of the unknowns associated with starting out on your own can be really scary! I know, because I’ve been there. A few years ago, […]

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Mike Ellison on Detroit’s Artist Community

“Don’t call it a comeback! I’ve been here for years!” Nearly three decades ago, legendary emcee LL Cool J brazenly launched “Mama Said Knock You Out” with this defiant proclamation that could further serve as the mantra for resolute artists who’ve stood by, in, and for Detroit without wavering. A swirling resurgence worth relishing certainly […]

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Turn Your Bank Account into a Budgeting Machine: Tess Wicks’ Tips

Not long ago we talked about automated bill pay, savings, and investing to help reach your goals faster, but what if you could make your money work even harder? By that I mean — turning your bank accounts into a really awesome budgeting machine. Most people don’t realize all the functionality that your bank can […]

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Tess Wicks Explains How to Automate Your Finances to Reach Your Goals Faster

Stop wasting your hard earned cash on late fees and start automatically saving money before you have a chance to spend it. Thanks to auto pay, auto transfer, and auto investment technology, you can save hours each month on money management, and use your newfound free time to focus on all the things you’d rather […]

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