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5 Jobs I Would Hate

This week we talked about the pros and cons of teaching. I don’t think I’d be a good teacher, but there probably could be a subject or group of students I’d connect with. I think I’m pretty good as an optometrist, and I am versatile enough to do a range of careers if the motivation was there, but here are 5 jobs I would hate. I’d rather work at 7/11 or drive a garbage truck than do one of these. Ebola Czar Ebola Czar would be a terrible job. For one, who thinks the government does a great job at ...

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Housing Prices in Southwest Colorado

  Since real estate is one of my favorite topics, I couldn’t miss the chance to add my two cents along with some other recent blog posts about how much house you can get for $150,000, $250,000, or $1 million. Make sure to check out these other areas if you missed them. Portland: Frugal Portland New York: Broke and Beautiful Life Denver: Shop My Closet Project Silicon Valley: Don’t Quit Your Day Job New Jersey: Red Debted Stepchild Central Indiana: Club Thrifty Aukland: NZ Muse Guatemala: Reach Financial Independence Colorado Housing Prices Southwest Colorado is a bargain in my opinion. ...

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6 Steps To Complete Before Applying For A Loan

While avoiding debt is important for building wealth, there are many instances when applying for a loan might be beneficial. When purchasing a house, car, or completing a home remodel, it is often advisable to finance rather than spend large amounts of cash that could be invested at a higher return or saved for emergencies. Whether you live in the United States, a European country, or Australia, many of the same rules apply and can help secure the best interest rates and loan terms. Here are 6 steps to complete before applying for a loan. 1)Check Your Credit Report Like ...

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Are you Setting a Bad Financial Example for Your Kids? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

    Most parents hope to impart a certain level of financial intelligence to their children. It is one of the most valuable life skills you can pass on to your kids. Telling them is one thing – but what are you showing them? What actions are you modelling? Ask yourself the 5 questions below to work out if you are setting a bad financial example for your kids. You can find more about how to pass on good money habits from organizations like Debt Rescue. Are You Competitive? On the face of it a little competition among peers is ...

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How Much Do Teachers Really Make?

In the personal finance community, view points often lean toward toward self employment, multiple side hustles, and even early retirement. We often pity those who remain in a regular 9-5 job for several decades. “Regular jobs” are often a means to an end, and there is little sense of loyalty. Today, I’ll share a different view point. What if a person does want a steady job for the long haul that includes benefits, paid time off and the holy grail of retirement, a pension! There are few careers left that offer these terms, but I happen to be in the know ...

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