by on Apr 17 2015 - 20 Comments

Have you ever had to think about what possessions you would take with you if your house was on fire? It could be a good lesson in prioritizing your values.This post is from our regular contributor, Erin.

Imagine that you wake up in the middle of the night to the fire alarm blaring in your ears.

You wake up in a panic. What’s the first thing you do?

If you’re like any normal person, you might start freaking out just a bit.

You’re likely going to start thinking about rounding up your family or pets, and then thinking about what you want to rescue from your home.

Think about it right now – off the top of your head, what would you take with you? What’s so important to you, you’d risk your life to save it from destruction?

While it’s not fun to think about, it sure is a way to get your financial priorities straight!

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by on Apr 16 2015 - 2 Comments

Win cash when you broadcast live using anglIf you consume any video content online, you’ve probably heard of live broadcasting. Meerkat, Periscope, and Ustream are all popular apps you can use to livestream to viewers.

You can stream events, any adventures you take, or even host a Q&A as a chat option is available on these apps.

What’s better than interacting with people in real-time?

Well, there’s a new player coming to the industry called ANGL.

The company is all about sharing your unique angle with the world through live broadcasts.

And they have an answer to the question above – what’s better? Getting paid for it!

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by on Apr 15 2015 - 25 Comments

Parents often struggle with putting their financial needs first as they want to provide for their children, but it's important that they do. Here's why.This post is from our regular contributor, Erin.

As a parent, do you ever feel disappointed when you can’t give your child something they want?

It’s understandable to want to give your child everything you couldn’t have when you were younger. There can be a lot of pressure to provide for them, both for necessities and for things everyone else says they “should” have.

However, you need to think about the future and prioritize your own needs.

If giving into your child’s wishes now means going into debt, what does that mean for your retirement?

Parents might have to walk a fine line when it comes to putting themselves or their children first in financial matters.

If you’re a parent, here’s why you should start thinking about putting yourself first when it comes to money.

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by on Apr 14 2015 - 0 Comments

Adecco CEO for One Month Internship

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adecco Group NA. All opinions are 100% mine.

As somewhat recent college graduates, many of us know the value of having an internship. Being able to get experience in your field and networking with important people can go a long way in kickstarting your career.

Whether you’re new to the job market, or looking to make a career switch, interning is one of the best ways to gain experience and get a realistic view of what a job entails.

Getting to shadow someone who is in an important position is an even better deal. Wouldn’t it be amazing to get an inside look at how a company works by following its CEO?

Well, there’s one such internship opportunity of a lifetime being made available by Adecco Group North America, and it’s paid ($10,000). Let’s look at the details.

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by on Apr 14 2015 - 2 Comments

Rent Payments Made EasierDo you live with roommates, family, or your significant other?

Do you find yourself wishing there was an easier way to pay for rent every month that didn’t involve nagging people to pay, or making 3 different arrangements to try and pay each other?

We all know that living with roommates after graduating is one of the easiest ways to cut the cost of your living expenses. But dealing with splitting the bill can be one of the worst parts of that arrangement.

When my fiancé and I were living together in our last apartment, I set up an automatic transfer from my bank account to his, and then he would write the check (as I didn’t have any – they weren’t free!).

That was a pain. Thankfully, we can pay online at our current apartment, but I know not everyone has that option, especially if you rent from a private owner.

If you want to make splitting the rent with roommates easier, you should check out RadPad.

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