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How I Got Almost $2,000 of my Vacation Paid For

I’m all for a good deal on travel- and I used to get them much more frequently. But now, my boyfriend is a teacher and it really limits when we can travel together. We’re headed to Greece next week to celebrate my 30th birthday with friends. Traveling with friends presented

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Plan, think, and dream big — but start small

In a post for Business Insider, Ramit Sethi, author of “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” wrote that we don’t think we can earn money because no one teaches us how. “We never see people like us do it, so we have no reason to believe we can,” he

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Diversify your investments, but keep it boring

In an interview with personal-finance blog Grow from Acorns, self-made millionaire and best selling author David Bach his top investing advice. It boils down to this: Diversify your investments, but keep it boring. “Have a diversified portfolio with stocks and bonds. When it comes to your money, boring is really good,” he

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Make more money by developing business and negotiating skills

Actress Melissa McCarthy told Glamour magazine that having a strong business sense and negotiation skills are vital to making more money, Insider reported. “It’s like this: You can stay in a local theater and work for the art of it, and that’s great,” she said. “Or you can say, ‘I can make this

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Spend money on things that create value

Wealth coach and lawyer Adeola Omole went from $70,000 in debt to a seven-figure net worth by living by her mantra: “Spend passion, cut junk.” “In a nutshell, it means that you need to start spending your money on things that bring you joy and that you are passionate about,” Omole previously told

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Find a measure of success outside of money

Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money retired early at 30 years old as a millionaire. During early retirement, he’s realized that success doesn’t come from achieving financial independence or external factors. “On my own journey I’ve learned that success doesn’t come from money, or a promotion, or the next big project, or that

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Practice delayed gratification; it’s a powerful tool

The power of compounding is endlessly emphasized, and even Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian attests to it, along with the benefits of delayed gratification. “The miracle of compounding is real,” he told MarketWatch in an interview when speaking of the best financial advice he’s received. “It’s important to have a long-term focus when

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