How to Make Your Parent PLUS Loans Less Painful

I often tell people that my student loans really sucked. I usually qualify that statement with the fact that they were Parent PLUS Loans. In this post, we'll take a look at how to make your Parent PLUS Loan less painful. What are Parent PLUS Loans? In short, a Parent PLUS Loan is a loan in a parent's name. In other words, although the loan funds the student's education, the parent is considered the borrower. To be…

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6 Reasons Getting Fired Was Actually Amazing

For a lot of us, losing our jobs can be a crisis. Especially with so many people living paycheck to paycheck and not having adequate emergency funds. For me, getting fired was actually amazing. And no, not getting FIREd...but that will happen eventually - I hope! Some background: this is not a recent or new development. My current job is still safe (for now, anyway), but I have lost jobs in the past. And even though it…

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Net Worth Update: January 2019
Personal Capital dashboard. Not my net worth, by the way. This is just a stock image.  :)

Net Worth Update: January 2019

Hey all! I've decided I am going to try to post net worth updates at least quarterly. I also figured I would start the new year off on the right foot by doing just that. Go figure, things have been a bit crazy with the stock market as of late. Although I recently assured you things are not that bad and to not focus on the numbers, I can't deny that there has been quite…

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The Best Personal Finance Tips for 2019

Now that the new year is upon us, many of us are thinking about how we can make our lives just a little bit better. So why not take steps to get financially healthy?Okay, sure, it probably would have made more sense to post this before the new year. After all, you probably already know your resolution(s). And maybe those don’t include money. Maybe you decided to give up wine, or pizza, or to not…

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2018: A New Blog and a Whole Lotta Firsts

On February 24th, 2018, I started a new blog. No need to check my first post here, though, because that date doesn't match up. I initially started a blog where I intended to talk about green technology. That is still a strong interest of mine, and I still talk about it here and there. But I wanted to have a blog that would appeal to the masses a little more. So I wondered: what is…

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What Makes Siteground Superior To The Popular Bluehost?

Bluehost is a very popular host. There are a lot of bloggers out there constantly recommending it. Look, I'm not trying to rain on their affiliate parade, but when I started blogging, I originally went with Bluehost. Nowadays, I'm with SiteGround, and I recommend them as a great alternative. I saw all those posts saying "Bluehost is awesome! Make sure you sign up with them!" and the like. So I signed because those who appeared to…

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