4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s

4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s

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4 easy money fixes to do before New Year’s
Ah, the new year. A time for parties, champagne, and questionable decisions made because of the aforementioned parties and champagne. Before you say goodbye to 2018, there are four things you can do this weekend to make sure that your finances are best positioned for 2019. Let’s take a look. #1. Set a SMART financial goal Did you know that 80% of people who set New Year’s resolutions will fail, according to U.S. News? That’s because traditional goal setting is awful. It focuses more on vague ideas than concrete, measurable systems that’ll help you achieve your goals. The solution: SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-oriented. A good goal has each of those elements. Here are a few examples: Typical New Year’s resolution: I want to make more money. SMART goal: I want to earn $100 / month from freelancing by June. ### Typical New Year’s resolution: I’m going to save more. SMART goal: I’m going to invest $50 / month into my Roth IRA for a year. ### Typical New Year’s resolution: I want to buy a house. SMART goal: I’m going to put $XXX / month into a dedicated sub-savings account until I have enough [...]
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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years

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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years
We asked members of the IWT community who have been married at least 10 years (aka “forever” in Hollywood years) to share their #1 piece of financial advice for couples. Here’s what they said: [...]
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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels

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My boss went on a dream six-week vacation, and these are 5 things I now consider for my future travels
Have you ever met someone who’s told you, “Traveling to experience different foods, sights, cultures, and people? Ew, no.” Me neither. The point is, the majority of us looooooove to travel, but [...]
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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000

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5 factors that helped these readers successfully boost their salary over $5,000
There’s a lot at stake when you walk through your boss’s door to start the “talk.” You know the one: negotiating more money. That single conversation is too important for you to just blindly [...]
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165 Who Fixes What: 7 Things Tenants Should Fix

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165 Who Fixes What: 7 Things Tenants Should Fix
Who Fixes What: 7 Things Tenants Should Fix First, get over to Rentometer.com/pro and get signed up today to learn about what is happening in YOUR rental market. As landlords and property managers yo [...]
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How to Reduce Monthly Money Wastes

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How to Reduce Monthly Money Wastes
Believe it or not, it can be harder to stay on top of your finances compared to losing weight, which is a popular resolution this time of year.  The problem is, you join the gym and try to make a [...]
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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward

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How to set goals and achieve them with the RIGHT reward
Chocolate can help you lose weight. No, seriously. It can. Or at least that’s what Charles Duhigg, habit expert and author of The Power of Habit, says: “Although it seems like very dissimilar rew [...]
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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for

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4 toughest interview questions you need to prepare for
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7 ways to buy back your time

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7 ways to buy back your time
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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?

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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?
Christy Bieber at the Motley Fool writes, “Retirement is a milestone most of us will someday reach because few people work until the end of their lives. But only around one-third of Americans are ve [...]
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Boosting Your Credit Score Can Save You Money

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Boosting Your Credit Score Can Save You Money
Whether you know it or not, your first impression to a potential lender is your credit score, which can not only decide your approval fate, but also, if approved, what your rate and terms are.  F [...]
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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year

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3 powerful habits you need to jumpstart the new year
Imagine a dozen dominoes lined up in a row. Push the first domino and what happens? They all fall down. Now take that same dozen and double it. No, triple it. No, wait — add 15,000 dominoes, branch [...]
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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?

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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?
The stock market has lost all its gains for the year. We are still up over 6,000 points since the Trump election. Some are getting nervous, and have moved money out of stocks into bonds. However, real [...]
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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead
I’m often asked about how I approach New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that I no longer approach them at all, even though I did for decades. Why the change? I have found “past year reviews” [...]
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Money Dials: Why you spend the way you do

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Money Dials: Why you spend the way you do
Do you ever wonder why people spend their money the way they do? Why take an expensive Uber when you can walk 20 minutes to get to the same place? Why pay for first-class tickets when we’re all goin [...]
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How to give advice that people actually take

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How to give advice that people actually take
If you want to learn how to give advice that people actually listen to, there are two things you can do: Empathize with the person — and not act like an emotionless robot. Find people who want to l [...]
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Money Mistakes You Should Avoid Going Forward

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Money Mistakes You Should Avoid Going Forward
You may think you are going about your finances the right way, month over month, year after year, making sure your bills are paid on time,and yes while that is important, there is actually much more t [...]
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Easy To Buy Difficult To Sell—How Are You Showing Up In The Market?

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Easy To Buy Difficult To Sell—How Are You Showing Up In The Market?
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: Scott Bossman Erik Peterson Aaron Williams Mimi Schmidt Tate Litchfield Scott Todd Are you having a diffi [...]
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How to make better New Year’s resolutions

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How to make better New Year’s resolutions
Like most people, I used to set a New Year’s resolution on January 1st … only to completely abandon it by February. I’m not alone either. According to U.S. News, 80% of people who set New Year [...]
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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time

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Most generous thing I’ve heard in a long time
The holiday season is usually a time of year that inspires people to be their best self — and “live their best life.” But a trait that’s often undervalued when living a Rich Life is genero [...]
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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster

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Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster
The inverted yield curve is a graph that shows that younger treasury bond yields are yielding more interest than older ones. And it’s TERRIFYING for financial pundits all over the world. It’s a g [...]
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How You Can Avoid Any Potential Family Money Disasters

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How You Can Avoid Any Potential Family Money Disasters
It’s long been said that a large part of the reason for divorce is because of money, so in order to really avoid any potential family money disaster, it’s been to get out in front of it early on b [...]
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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life

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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you: Going out for meals and to bars Paying utility bills or rent Filling up your car with gas Heading [...]
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What is middle class?

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What is middle class?
“Middle class” is a common term spoken by news pundits, politicians, and that annoying friend of yours who likes to debate politics at dinner parties. While a lot of people like to bloviate about [...]
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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives
A 401k is one of the most powerful investment vehicles for retirement — and it’s IWT’s favorite thing ever for several reasons: Pre-tax investments. You don’t get taxed on the money you cont [...]
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How You Can Save Money this Winter

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How You Can Save Money this Winter
While winter certainly does not prompt a time to save money, but now is as good of time as every to start making money moves that will help you save money and be able to get ahead, for example, paying [...]
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How much should I have in my 401k?

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How much should I have in my 401k?
I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before. [cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k] That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at [...]
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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018

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42 money-making side hustle ideas for 2018
A good side hustle idea can open the door to unlimited earning potential. My team and I have spent more than a decade building money-making systems that have earned my students $1,000 and more on the [...]
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Entrepreneur = insecure

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Entrepreneur = insecure
Insecurity is fascinating. We hide it. We beat ourselves up for it. And to top it off, it seems like we’re the only ones who ever feel it. And yet: It’s the times we feel most insecure that we g [...]
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6 easy ways to make your money work for you

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6 easy ways to make your money work for you
Many people think that the only way to build wealth is with a job. While it’s a great way to earn more money, it’s not the only way. In fact, there are a lot of ways you can make your money work [...]
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Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff

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Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff
Let’s save money by accelerating our mortgage payoff. Face it interest rates rising recently signal that the FED is succeeding in getting overall inflation up to two percent. In some areas, inflatio [...]
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Easy Ways to Cut Costs to Save Big Money

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Easy Ways to Cut Costs to Save Big Money
By the time you pay the bills, contribute to your emergency fund, not to mention put in what you can for retirement, there sure is not much leftover, which makes it all more important where every doll [...]
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Money Moves That Should Start to Occur Now

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Money Moves That Should Start to Occur Now
Handling the household finances is not an easy task, one that should not be handled alone.  Whether you share the finances with a significant other, as it’s important to keep them in the loop at al [...]
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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell
The two most common questions I hear about stocks are: What stock should I buy? When do I sell? I’ve covered the first question before (check out my article all about stocks and bonds). That’s w [...]
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Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff

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Save Money by Accelerating Our Mortgage Payoff
Let’s save money by accelerating our mortgage payoff. Face it interest rates rising recently signal that the FED is succeeding in getting overall inflation up to two percent. In some areas, inflatio [...]
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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

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Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)
“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Dr [...]
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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)

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Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher (#339)
Photo by Adam Rose “Things that caused me so much pain and confusion as a kid ended up being really wonderful tools in my work.” — Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, che [...]
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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)

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How to get traffic on your blog (in just 2 steps)
Today, I’m going to share two strategies I’ve used to get traffic to my websites from extremely high-traffic blogs like Lifehacker and sites like the Wall Street Journal. These strategies are the [...]
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How to make money on eBay in 37 minutes

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How to make money on eBay in 37 minutes
Learning how to make money on eBay is a great way to: Earn more with a side hustle Do something you love That’s why I decided to update my article on doing exactly that for 2018. A while back, [...]
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How to save money with 7 savings wins

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How to save money with 7 savings wins
Learning how to save money is a big part of living a Rich Life. And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just aimlessly tucking money away in a savings account or under your bed. It’s about: Good [...]
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Making Money in Paradise with Seminars and Workshops

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Making Money in Paradise with Seminars and Workshops
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How to Make Money with Retail Arbitrage

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How to Make Money with Retail Arbitrage
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How to Buy a Website [and start making money immediately]

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How to Buy a Website [and start making money immediately]
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