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Living on the Minimum Wage – Is It Possible in 2021?

Almost 2 million Americans live on minimum wage, which despite inflation hasn’t increased since 2009. But is that a living wage? Explore the ins and outs of living on just $7.25 per hour through both a fictional American named Kai and the stories of real-life Americans who do it every day.
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True Cost of Home Ownership – Total Expenses, Hidden Fees &...

Owning a home costs far more money than the average first-time home buyer realizes. Beyond dollars and cents, homeownership also comes with less tangible risks and downsides. Learn about the real costs and risks of owning a home before deciding whether you can afford to buy instead of renting.
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5 Money Rules to Live By in Your 30s

The offers that appear on this site are from companies from which MoneyCrashers.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this...
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Set a Budget for “Hobby” Expenses

What is your hobby? What do you do to stay sane in a world that is full of stress? If you don't have a...
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22 Best Personal Finance Apps to Manage, Save & Grow Your...

We could all stand to save a few bucks. And the long-running boom in personal finance apps ensures we have a great deal of help in this endeavor. It can be hard to make sense of the ever-expanding universe on the market right now. But whichever one you choose, these apps can all save you money.
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19 Frugal Home Budgeting Tips That Will Save You Money

Are you looking for ways to save money on your monthly budget? Unemployment is on the rise and many are fearful they might lose their jobs. So there’s never been a better time to look at how much you’re spending each month to find ways to cut back and save.
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How to Prepare Financially & Survive Unemployment or Job Loss –...

Many people are facing the prospect of reduced hours or losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe and companies are shutting their doors or reducing staff. If you’re worried you’re going to lose your job, it’s essential you start financially preparing to survive unemployment.
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How Middle East Turmoil & Oil Prices Lead to Maxed Out...

You don't have to drive 100 miles a day to notice just how high gas prices have risen. Experts are predicting that we'll see...
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How to Create Your 2021 Budget Calendar [Free Template]

The new year is the perfect time to recommit to getting your finances organized. And there’s no better way to do so than by creating a budget calendar to track your income, expenses, and financial goals throughout the year.
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Investing In A Child’s College Fund Versus Paying Off Your Mortgage

If you have young children and a house, you may have faced the dilemma of whether to pay off more money on your mortgage...
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15 Tips to Be Productive During Your Winter Holiday Break

In the weeks leading up to the end-of-year holidays, most of our schedules are jam-packed with holiday parties, gift shopping, and visiting family. Then, after...
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Credit Card Debt Reduction Story: How I Got My Minimums Reduced

For those of you who are on the uphill road of getting out of debt and working towards the light at the end of...