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How Much Should You Tip Your Uber Driver?

Not sure how much you should tip your Uber driver, or if you should tip them at all? As it turns out, there are some guidelines around tipping rideshare drivers. This article explains what those are, including how much you should tip, and the best ways to tip your Uber driver.

Ditch financial practices that no longer serve you

The financial practices you did in your twenties may no longer suit you as a age into your thirties, forties, and fifties. It's OK to revisit, ditch, and revise those practices so they benefit your finances, rather than be a chore.

18 Best Places to Sell an Old Laptop Online in 2023

Do you own an old laptop that you no longer use? You may be surprised at how much money you can get for it on the resale market. But you need to sell it on the right platform to get the best possible price. Here are 18 of the best places to sell an old laptop online. Learn more.

How to Watch NFL Games Without Cable

Many people are saving money by cutting their cable TV. Who wants to pay over $100/month when they only watch a few channels. But what if you’re an NFL fan? Does it mean that you have to give up watching your favorite sport? No, you don't. Here are 10 ways to watch NFL games without cable.


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Best 12-Month CD Rates – 5.51% APY (November 2023)

Certificates of deposit are a reliable way to earn a higher rate of interest and the 12-month term is a sweet spot for a higher rate but shorter term. This way you can get yield without locking up your funds for a long period of time.

Best No Penalty CD Rates – 5.36% APY (November 2023)

With interest rates rising, many investors want to take advantage of the highest deposit rates they’ve seen in years. A no-penalty CD lets you withdraw some or all your funds from the certificate before the maturity date without paying the penalty. Here are the best no-penalty CD rates currently available.


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16 Best Work From Home Online Jobs (2023)

Looking for a flexible way to earn money from home? Check out our list of the best work from home online jobs. Our picks include options for all skill levels and interests, with an emphasis on remote work with flexible hours.

How to Get Free Stock from These 8 Brokerage Companies

Discover how you can get free stock from top brokerage companies. Our guide covers the best offers and promotions from online brokers and shows you how to claim your free shares or big cash offers for ACAT transfers.

How to invest in yourself

If you want to grow, you have to invest in yourself. Whether you improve your skills or just buy new technology, investing in yourself can lead to many positive improvements in your work and life.

7 income streams of millionaires: an open discussion of passive income

Explore the different income streams that millionaires use to build passive income and achieve financial independence. Our open discussion covers a range of options, from real estate investing to building a business, and provides insights into how to create your own passive income streams.

18 Best Places to Sell an Old Laptop Online in 2023

Do you own an old laptop that you no longer use? You may be surprised at how much money you can get for it on the resale market. But you need to sell it on the right platform to get the best possible price. Here are 18 of the best places to sell an old laptop online. Learn more.

JustAnswer Review: Get Paid for Your Expertise

The call it the information super highway, but getting trustworthy answers to complex questions on the internet is still challenging. With JustAnswer, you can get paid as an expert to answer questions for people on almost any topic. In fact, many JustAnswer experts earn between $2000 and $7000 on the platform. Learn more in this JustAnswer review.

Best Receipt Scanner Apps for Rewards 2023

There are two types of receipt scanner apps: the ones that help you get organized by allowing you to upload your receipts and other documents so they can be stored online, and the ones that offer rewards for shopping. Here are ten of the best receipt scanner apps for rewards. Learn more.

Ditch financial practices that no longer serve you

The financial practices you did in your twenties may no longer suit you as a age into your thirties, forties, and fifties. It's OK to revisit, ditch, and revise those practices so they benefit your finances, rather than be a chore.

When Should I Redeem My Series I Bonds?

Did you buy Series I bonds during most recently run up in rates? Or did you have some you've been holding for a while? It can be difficult to know what to do with them. Today, we will answer that question for you.

Can I Use My 401(k) to Buy a House?

With the median price of a house now over $430,000, qualifying for a mortgage more difficult than ever. And for many prospective homebuyers, coming up with a down payment seems nearly impossible. That's why more and more people are asking the question, “Can I use my 401(k) to buy a house?” The short answer? It's complicated. Learn more.

How to Become a More Patient Investor

The best investors are the most patient ones. But how do you become more patient? How do you learn to not touch your portfolio? I share a few strategies that have worked well for me.

Finviz Review 2023: Is this Stock Screener App Worth it?

Finviz is a popular investment research website that supports fundamental and technical analysis. It offers two free plans and a premium tier which is ideal for active traders who want access to in-depth research tools. But is Finviz right for you, and how does it compare to other stock screening apps? Find out in our Finviz review.


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Drawing Your Financial Map

Learn how a financial map can show you how your accounts are connected and areas where you can simplify it.

Do You Have a Treasure Map?

A Treasure Map is a guide to your finances in case you are unable to explain it due to death, disability, or disappearance. Learn what you should put in it to make it easier for the ones you love.


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Epic Life Events

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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Grand Goals

Grand Goals are laser-focused guides for achieving a financial goal. They aren't textbooks teaching you every aspect, they're a series of levers you can pull to get what you want.

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Money Saving Guides

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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