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These 15 companies are hiring seasonal workers at $10 per hour or more!

15 Companies Hiring Seasonal Workers for Jobs that Pay $10/hr or More

The holiday season has consumers opening their wallets at a frantic pace. But what you may not have known is that employers too are on a frenetic spending spree – in the form of hiring new seasonal workers. If you’re out of a job, looking for more hours, or simply looking for a new opportunity, you’ll be happy to know that the holiday season – coined the “hiring season” – is upon us. Many of the jobs posted are temporary (to help with the holiday rush) but many help fill vacant full-time positions that have been posted for some time;  […]

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Check out these 5 lessons I learned about life and money after having played semi-professional poker for the last 5 years

5 Lessons Semi-Professional Poker Taught Me About Life and Money

Given the stigma around gambling, it’s pretty easy to see why people give me the side-eye whenever I say playing poker was one of the smartest financial decisions I’ve ever made. For the longest time I was never really comfortable even talking about it. It was disheartening to see the game I enjoyed so heavily criticized by so many people. During a 5 year run from 2006-2011 I was able to amass over six-figures in earnings by grinding cash games online (grinding is a slang poker term used to describe players who use risk-averse methods to churn out a slow, […]

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Follow these awesome 4 tips to use your money wisely have you've finally become debt free.

4 Must-Do Things After You Finally Become Debt Free

This article is a guest-post by Jacob, the voice behind Dollar Diligence (a personal finance blog focused on debt repayment and savings strategies).  Find him on Twitter for new articles and tips. Everyone always talks about getting out of debt and all the ways to become debt free but that’s usually where the conversation ends. Rarely do they mention what the next steps are and that’s a scary proposition. It helps explain why 20% of Americans think they’ll never become debt free. What you need to do is utilize the same discipline it took to get out of debt, and apply […]

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how to create a monthly budget plan

The Ultimate List of Financial Goals (15+ Brilliant Examples Anyone Can Achieve)

Achieving financial success usually takes a little more than just luck. It takes extreme discipline, dedication and repeated sacrifice. It takes setting short and long term financial goals and then following through on promises to yourself. All things the majority of Americans seem to struggle with. Fortunately, research suggests that simply jotting down a list of financial goals makes you 42% more likely to achieve them. Not bad for merely putting pen on paper. Every once in a while Lady Luck steps in and changes someones life…odds are that person won’t be you. Don’t be the person who indefinitely waits […]

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This frugal couple found creative ways to start living on one income and went back to school for another degree.

8 Tips for Living on One Income When Money is Tight

Have you ever felt trapped by your circumstances? You know, that feeling you get when you’d like to do something different with your life but you can’t miss work because that means missing a paycheck (even if its undersized). Or maybe you or your spouse would like to go back to school but know that affording it is next to impossible? Living on one income while trying to support others is difficult but it can be done. Whether its just you and your significant other or there are two (or more) little mouths to feed, there is a lot to […]

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