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Amy Freeman is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia, PA. Her interest in personal finance and budgeting began when she was earning an MFA in theater, living in one of the most expensive cities in the country (Brooklyn, NY) on a student's budget. You can read more of her work on her website, Amy E. Freeman.
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Which Bills to Pay Off First (or Cancel) When Money Runs Tight

Whether it’s from job loss, a drop in income, or an unexpected expense, sometimes, it’s a struggle to pay your bills. It’s essential you prioritize your bill payments and what you owe, paying the most important bills first. But how do you prioritize when your income and expenses don’t match up?
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How to Set Up a Home Office on a Budget – Organization Ideas &...

Are you setting up your first home office? Even if you’re trying to get up and running fast, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Here’s how to plan, budget for, and save on everything you need, from electronics to furniture to supplies.
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How to Negotiate a Flexible/Remote Work Schedule With Your Employer

The U.S. is amid a global pandemic. Mayors, governors, and even the president are encouraging people to limit contact with others and stay home. Yet some employers remain hesitant to let people work remotely. If your boss is one of the holdouts on remote work, it’s time to negotiate.
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How to Become an ESL Teacher – Guide to Teaching English Abroad

If you’re a native English speaker, working as an English teacher at home or abroad can help you earn extra income while pursuing a fulfilling career. But before you jump in, there are things you need to learn about certification, educating nonnative speakers, and how to land a job you love.
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Is Working From Home Right for You? – Pros & Cons to Consider

Working from home is ideal for many people — and it can become necessary when you or a loved one is sick. But before you take the plunge into telecommuting, take a few minutes to consider the pros and cons of working from home to ensure your remote work experience goes off without a hitch.
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5 Best Online Grocery Shopping Sites With Delivery Service

Nobody enjoys trudging through supermarket aisles and waiting in long lines to buy the stuff we need to survive and thrive. But online grocery shopping has been slow to catch on. Luckily, several online options are now available, letting you get your groceries delivered cheaply and easily.
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22 Online Shopping Sites With Free Shipping & How to Get It

Online shopping is convenient. But sometimes, those steep shipping rates make the traffic and crowds at brick-and-mortar stores seem a little more tolerable. Fortunately, some of the most popular online stores ship your order without charging you an extra cent. Is your favorite on the list?
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Get Health Insurance

If you don't currently have health insurance, you're not alone. In 2017, 28.5 million people in the United States were uninsured, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For a few years before 2018, if you...
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5 Ways to Learn a New Foreign Language for Free (or Low Cost)

If you didn't study a foreign language in high school or college, is it too late to do it now? Did you learn a language way back in school, but you can't remember most...
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6 Tips to Eat Healthy and Prevent Overeating During the Holidays

A sugar cookie here, a piece of fudge there, a glass of bubbly - or two - at your office holiday party. During the holiday season, you likely eat and drink things you would...
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6 Tips for Managing & Dealing With Holiday Stress

If the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, why do you feel so stressed out? The combination of managing family expectations, getting the perfect gift for everyone, and not blowing your...
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5 Factors That Affect Your Health Insurance Premium Costs

Every year, you have the chance to choose another health insurance plan for yourself and your family. And every year, you probably notice your premiums have increased or decreased. But why? And why do...