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The Biggest Finance Mistakes Young Professionals Make

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / August 11, 2013

It is unfortunate that many young professionals do not worry about financial affairs. This is especially true for those in their 20s who feel that they are simply too young to dwell on financial decisions and planning. And then, when they are ready to get their finances in order, they often find themselves up to their ears in debt. However, there are ways to get beyond these problems…

How to Handle Student Loan Debt

by / ⠀Personal Finance / August 10, 2013

After the graduation festivities come to an end, the weight of student debt often starts to set in. Thousands of dollars in loans loom over you and putting together a plan to manage debt feels impossible, which is why we’ve broken the process into five simple steps. Grab your laptop or smartphone, and let’s get started. 1. Look at the Big Picture Your first step to handling debt…

Beating Back the Debt (and Anything Else Life Throws at You)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / July 22, 2013

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford Last month the American Psychology Association released a survey that confirmed millennials  reported higher stress levels than the national average, causing many to dub it as the most stressed out generation in America. Concerns about debt, low wages, lack of employment and lack of health care…

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

by / ⠀Personal Finance / June 18, 2013

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management skills for one reason or another. It’s why we see so many problems with credit card debt, loans and lack of retirement planning. In most cases the skills needed to fix things are very simple and can be picked up very quickly. The below…

Want More Money? 12 Free Math Courses to Improve Your Personal Finances

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 15, 2013

Want a secret to improving your personal finances? Improve your math skills! Scared yet? Even if you’re not a math wiz it’s not as hard as you think. Math is all around us and everyone could use a few pointers on how it plays a roll with money and economies. The below math & business courses are all free and provided by some of the best schools and professors out…

The Best Websites to Manage Money & Credit

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 15, 2012

As an entrepreneur, our busy schedules might not cooperate with managing our money or credit.  I’ll be the first one to admit that sometimes I overlook due dates and pay my bills a few hours before it’s due.  Technology has created ways where a lot of the menial tasks can be automated.  There are tons of web tools that can help you manage your money and credit, but…

A 20-Something’s Guide to Smart Financial Choices

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 24, 2012

There are many struggles facing recent college graduates in today’s society. We’ve all heard about them in the media—endless discussions of mounting student loan debt, a bitingly competitive job market, and an overall failing national (and potentially global) economy. Sure, this is a lot to take on as a 22 or 23 year old whose college safety bubble just burst. But, we—the 20-something’s of the world—aren’t nearly as…

Creating a Budget? Try a Spending Journal First

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 19, 2012

I’m a huge fan of budgets.  But I’m a bigger of spending journals.  Why?  Because spending journals are the foundation of creating your monthly budget. So what exactly is a spending journal?  A spending journal is where you keep track of all your daily expenses including the .25 cent pack of gum you bought.  It may sound tedious at first, but I guarantee you that you’re in for…

Saving Money, Like a BOSS!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 11, 2012

My last article mentioned some tips on how to live frugal as an entrepreneur, but now I’m going to share some advanced level tactics on how to start saving money.  Technology has literally shaped how we shop, spend money, and look for deals. As an entrepreneur myself, it’s critical to keep my spending as lean as possible.  This means looking for awesome money saving websites (that actually works)…

Save Something…Anything

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 5, 2012

Young professionals (and entrepreneurs) need to save a consistent amount of every paycheck. If you can afford to save $500 a month, then you need to. If you can only afford to save $20 a month, then you need to do that too. It may seem insignificant, but over a 30-40 year career it makes a world of difference. Here is someone way smarter than me, explaining the…

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