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How to Make the Most of a Year End Bonus

According to a recent survey by Accounting Principals, only 63% of companies plan on rewarding employees with year end bonuses this year. This figure is down from 75% last year. Clearly, year end bonuses are not something everyone gets to enjoy.  Even so, many people who do get bonuses spend the money on extravagant vacations or frivolous purchases. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones, here’s how to make the most of an end of year bonus. Save It First of all, congratulations on not immediately spending your year end bonus. It is a feat that not ...

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12 Inspirational Quotes To Help Accomplish Your Goals in 2018

2018 is coming up and many people are focusing on creating new goals in their life. Whether it is financial, physical, or emotional, this is the time of the year when people take stock of their life to determine what they want. While it’s important to set goals and have a clear vision for what you want to create, what’s even more important is having the right mindset and positive psychology to execute your plans. All too often when people are faced with hard times and adversity, they give up on their goals. What many people who give up fail ...

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Should You Give Your Kids Cash for Christmas?

Should You Give Your Kids Cash for Christmas?

Christmas is supposed to be one of the most wonderful times of the year. When we celebrate it the way it should be celebrated, it is. However, many people feel that it is becoming so commercialized it is more about spending money than anything else. Of course, for retail stores it appears to be more about making money. So how do you give good gifts to your kids for Christmas without going broke? Should you give your kids cash for Christmas instead? Kids Like Cash Unless they are very young and have absolutely no understanding of money at all, most ...

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5 Cheap Ways to Get Physically Fit

Experts have been telling us about the health benefits of exercise for years. It helps improve brain function, lowers the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and helps us sleep better just to name a few. But gym memberships and personal trainers can be pricey. So can some at home exercise equipment. For some of us those costs are simply too high to include in our monthly budget. Fortunately, there are cheap ways to get physically fit. 1. Enjoy the Outdoors When the weather is nice, why not go out and enjoy it? If you have a bicycle or can ...

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Earning Extra Money: Should You Get Another Job?

Earning Extra Money: Should You Get Another Job?

Last week we talked about the pros and cons of working overtime to help you earn extra money for your financial goals. This time I want to explore another option: getting another job. Getting another job is another option to help you earn more money, but is it a better idea than working overtime? Here are the benefits and drawbacks of deciding to get another job. Benefits of Getting Another Job Taking on a second job may have some benefits over working overtime at your present one. Some of them include: Working on Your Own Time Depending on the type ...

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