The Dangers of Buying a Flipped House: You May Be Facing Hundreds of Thousands in Damage from a “Ticking Time Bomb”

Editor’s Preface: With the breakout success of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ FIXER UPPER program, flipped homes look more appealing than ever. Today’s homebuyers are likely to let their guard down when purchasing flipped houses, and people investing in house flipping may not appreciate the importance of using contractors that know what they’re doing and have […]

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Five Ways Individuals Can Think Globally and Act Locally

What does it mean to think globally and act locally? This oft-quoted concept calls on us to consider the health of the planet and all of its inhabitants even in the smallest and most immediate actions. In other words, when you act to support your local economy, community, and culture, you are making important contributions to improvements in living standards, sustainability, and economic fairness the world over. 

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How To Win the Lottery

The chances of striking it rich with the purchase of a lottery ticket are quite low indeed. But that doesn't mean it’s impossible. Perhaps even more encouraging—there are actually a few ways that you can improve your chances of winning. While we wouldn’t necessarily advise basing your future financial plans on buying the proverbial golden ticket, we recognize that playing the lottery can be fun. And there are steps you can take to improve your odds of winning the lottery. For most people, this will generally mean improving from terrible odds to merely bad odds. But hey, at least it’s something.

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Ten Reasons to Get Yourself a Side Hustle

The “side hustle” is one of the great phenomena of the Internet age. Now that we all have access to this wide world of engagement, communication, and commerce, we also have access to a certain type of economic and professional freedom that never previously existed. That doesn’t mean we can all just turn around and quit our day jobs in a blaze of digitally-liberated glory. But it does mean each of us has the chance to explore a side hustle—a personal pursuit that earns you a few extra dollars while fulfilling something within you that can’t be met by the responsibilities of your day job. 

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What’s the Connection Between Degree Level and Salary?

There is indeed a direct connection between your degree level and what you stand to earn in your career. This should come as comforting news whether you’re helping your kid navigate the college application process, you’re a working professional planning to pursue an advanced degree, or you’re just looking for a silver lining to go with your monthly student loan repayment expenses. How far you go in pursuit of an education does have a direct relationship with your salary potential.

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What’s the Connection Between Exercise and Salary?

The benefits of exercise are numerous and well-documented. Living an active, healthy lifestyle can improve your heart health, raise your energy level, and elevate your mood. Regular healthy exercise can also prevent a wide range of long-term risk factors like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and injury from falling. But did you know that exercise can also help you make more money?

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The 45 Best Business Books of All Time

You’ve decided it’s time to understand the business world, which is great. Now the question is where to start. Warren Buffet reads over 500 pages a day to help him learn. Reading the best business books will help teach you what you need to know. There are so many books to choose from that you […]

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