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Golden Visas: Countries that Offer Citizenship for Investment

You may be familiar with the difficulties foreigners can have in obtaining U.S. visas. But did you know that foreigners can “buy” visa status in the United States and dozens of other countries?The following list includes 17 countries offering these “golden visas”, the general requirements to obtain one, and what the visa will give you.

Brigit Review: Credit Builder Loans, Cash Advances, and More

There are many personal finance apps with tools designed to help you recover your footing and build a stronger financial future. One such app is Brigit. In this Brigit Review, I’ll cover their various products and services, share some pros and cons, and let you know who Brigit is best suited for.

What Is Total Annual Income and Why Is It Important?

There are times when you may be asked what your total annual income is. It could be during income tax season or when you apply for a mortgage or car loan. But what does total annual income mean? What is (and isn't) included in the calculation?


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How to invest in yourself

Pandas are pretty much awesome. They live one of the most casual lifestyles. For 14 hours of each day, they…

How Much Do YouTubers Make?

Have you ever wondered how much money YouTubers make? While there are YouTubers who make huge money, it's certainly not the case for the vast majority. This article will give you ideas about how much you can make as a YouTuber, where that income might come from, and some of the best ways to grow your YouTube audience. 

Get Paid Today: 17 Ways to Make Money In Your Spare Time

There are plenty of ways to make money in your free time, but some require several months of effort scaling a business or learning a new skill before you start earning a steady income. Thankfully, there are ways to get paid today by working online and in your local community with the skills and equipment you already possess.

How to Make Money Selling Etsy Printables

Selling Etsy printables can be a great way to create an at-home side hustle Believe it or not, you can start selling printables with little to no experience or upfront cash. Our guide to selling printables on Etsy will help prepare you to launch a business that could lead to some serious passive income. 

Best DIRECTV Promotions for 2022

DIRECTV is one of the premier (and perhaps one of the oldest?) cable companies that now offers a streaming service in addition to their satellite service. If you're thinking about them, here are the best promotions we know about.

HappyNest Review: Is HappyNest Legit?

The real estate asset class is a key component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. In recent years, crowdfunding real estate apps like Fundrise and Groundfloor have brought real estate investing to the masses, by offering expert management and low investment minimums. This article looks at another player in the real estate crowdfunding space: HappyNest.

VOO vs. SPY: Which S&P 500 ETF is Best for Your Portfolio?

The easiest way to hold the S&P 500 is through index funds. Two of the top S&P 500 index funds are the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Both funds perform a similar function, so which one should you buy?

Arrived Homes Review: Real Estate Crowdfunding for as Little as $100

If you’re like many would-be real estate investors, you may be stuck watching the action from the sidelines. But a real estate crowdfunding platform, Arrived Homes, provides the ability to invest for as little as $100. If you’ve been looking to diversify your portfolio out of paper investments and into “hard assets,” Arrived Homes might be worth considering.


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Drawing Your Financial Map

At one point, I once had over a dozen checking accounts. (which is too many bank accounts) I was doing…


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These are those events in your life that seem EPIC at the time, simply because it's your first. Looking back, they're not as daunting and we can help you get them right the first time.

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These guides will show you the tactics I use to save thousands of dollars each year. And they don't involve cutting out something as vital as coffee or whatever your favorite vice might be.

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