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Maximizing Space While Saving Money

It can be hard for many people to live in a cramped space. A small space can be good for some people, but eventually, there comes a time when more space is needed. Not everyone has the budget for adding an addition onto their home, but there are still ways to make your home look and feel bigger. With careful planning, decluttering, and organization, you can make your small space more comfortable and help you make the most out of your home. Room Dividers A space divider is a good way to define your space, allowing you to have dedicated areas for your needs. If you live in a studio apartment, a divider can allow you to designate a section for a bedroom, giving your privacy and making your bed separate from the living room. Dividers are a good option for many people because they create temporary walls and can be moved around as needed. Choose Furniture That Offers Maximum Functionality Making the most of your small space has a lot to do with choosing furniture that serves more than one purpose. Multi-purpose furniture comes in a variety of forms, including ottomans and coffee tables that open and offers storage ...

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3 Reasons You Should Have a Financial Power of Attorney

3 Reasons You Should Have a Financial Power of Attorney

Have you ever worried about your financial future? Most of us have at one point or another. One of the thoughts that goes along with it is wondering who you should ask to take care of your finances when you are no longer able to do so yourself. Some people put it off because it can be a difficult decision to make. But, waiting until a relative or spouse must declare you incompetent of handling your own financial affairs isn’t a good option. What you need is a financial power of attorney. Here are 3 reasons you should have a financial power of attorney to protect you. To Avoid Court As mentioned above, it is possible someone could attempt to have the court system declare you incompetent of making your own financial decisions. Or, your well-meaning family may simply need to get one once you are incapable of handling things on your own. However, whether or not it is what you want it isn’t a fast and easy process. Proper documents must be filed with the court. Although the law can vary somewhat from state to state, it typically involves a medical exam. In addition, the court may choose to ...

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4 Benefits of Building (vs buying) a Home

When you decide the time is right for you to buy a house, you might be wondering whether it is better to build or to buy an existing home. To help you decide what is best for you, we will include below 4 benefits of building vs buying a home. New vs Used Obviously one advantage of building a new home instead of shopping around to buy a home that was built 20, 30, or even 40 or more years ago is that you are getting everything brand new. A new home comes with new wiring, new windows, new plumbing, etc. Having all new building materials should ensure that your home is more energy efficient due to newer technologies in their production. Read my post on hidden homeownership costs here for more useful information on what to expect. In addition, your new home will probably come with new appliances so you won’t have to worry about replacing them any time soon due to wear and tear from previous owners as you might if you buy a previously occupied home. Customize vs Compromise Another advantage of building a home instead of taking what you can find on the market is customization. ...

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Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

If you are starting out in online trading, finding the right Forex broker can be challenging. Of course, you want to be sure that you are choosing a reputable and reliable broker, however if you carry out an internet search, you will no doubt be shocked to discover a surprisingly large amount of Forex broker scams. Although the Forex industry is being subject to increasing amounts of regulation, there are still a number of scam Forex brokers who should not be trusted. Luckily, over time, they tend to get discovered and removed, however when participating in Forex trading, it is essential to find out which brokers are considered to be trustworthy and which are not. To determine which ones you can rely on to execute your trades responsibly, you need to make sure that you have taken all of the necessary steps to check the reliability of your broker before you deposit any funds. One way to do this is to check sites that have reviews about Forex brokers compared in-depth, as this will enable you to find the opinions of experts and other clients. Separating Fact from Fiction It is important when looking at reviews, articles and posts on ...

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5 Unique Side Hustles for Those that Live in Rural Areas

5 Unique Side Hustles for Those that Live in Rural Areas

When you live in a small town, you may not be able to do all of the side hustles that people in larger, more populated cities have available to them. For instance, there is no Uber service available in my hometown in Kansas. It’s with good reason though. Even if I could sign up to drive with Uber, I wouldn’t want to as it wouldn’t be very profitable in a town with population 7,000. But rural living isn’t all bad. It comes with some perks of it’s own, and even some possibilities for side hustles that may not be available for city dwellers. Here are 5 unique side hustles for rural areas you could try if you live in a small town or in the country and need a little extra money for your monthly budget. Start a Farm Staycation Do you have a farm and need a little extra cash? With the right setup you could turn your farmstead into a way to earn extra money besides with the regular farm products you produce and sell. If your farm is well kept in appearance, you could advertise it as a day excursion. It might seem fun for city folks to ...

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