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6 Ways to Save Money After Graduation When You Don’t Yet Have a Job

After graduation, there are a series of emotions you may have: The first is one of exhilaration — you don’t have to go back to school! Yay! Then a feeling of confusion sets in while you adjust to living without academic responsibilities for a long time. Following that, concern generally sets in when you realize…

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How to Budget In The Real World

If you are struggling with money, the best place to start is with a budget. For many, the word “budget” sounds restrictive, but I’m here to tell you there is freedom in a budget! When you know how much you can spend on food, entertainment, and personal items each month, you will have peace of…

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Eating Healthy: Less Expensive Than You Think?

Originally posted at hicharlie.com You’ve probably heard that eating healthy is more expensive than eating processed junk. (Whole Foods, Whole Paycheck, right?!) But is it really true? The answer may surprise you. No matter what, we’ve got some pointers to help both your nutrition and bank account stay on track. The Verdict According to a 2013…

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Boost Employee Productivity by Offering Financial Education: The Connection Between Mental Health & Financial Literacy

Employee burnout is a growing problem. According to a recent article in , more than half of all employers are keenly aware that factors like stress, absenteeism, and “presenteeism” (in which employees are physically but not mentally present in the workplace) decimate productivity and hinder the business from reaching its goals. Unfortunately, while employers know…

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How Financial Literacy Helps Your Business

How Financial Literacy Helps Your Business Both business leaders and workers benefit from strong financial literacy skills. Here’s how: Competition. In a recent study, nearly three in four adults said they could benefit from advice and answers to everyday financial questions from a professional. And only about half of adults give themselves a grade of…

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8 Reasons to Offer Workplace Financial Wellness to Employees

It’s important that businesses seriously consider the overall wellness of their employees. In addition to physical health, the best employers are supporting their workforce with their financial health as well, with workplace financial wellness programs.  According to a 2018 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, many workers are concerned about their economic well-being: –       Over 50% of…

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3 Ways to Reach Financial Independence

What I love about financial independence most is there are many ways to get there. You may love your job and want to advance in your career but you also want to retire at 50 to Nova Scotia. Or, you may dream of the day you can quit your job and do something new. You…

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Six Steps to Be the Person Who Has the Life You Want

In 2012, I was invited to a retreat by the leader himself, a man I would consider a modern-day spiritual guru. What I liked about this man was that in one moment he would tell me about spending his thirties meditating eight hours a day in an Indian Ashram, and in another share a story…

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5 Traits of a Solopreneur at The Top

Solopreneur

The term solopreneur isn’t new, but its meaning is more relevant today than ever before. More people are beginning to leverage technology with their unique skills, personal interests, and current resources to create a second or third stream of income. The supply of plug and play systems that make it simple to make money with…

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Create More Money

(this post contains affiliate links)   Most of us want more of something. More time. More money. More vacations. More fun. I am a big advocate of the “Add In” mentality. That means that if I want to make a change in my life (and trust me, I’m always looking to makes changes 😉 )…

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Top Personal Finance Apps for 2018

Without a doubt, the number one thing you can do to make 2018 your best financial year yet is to know where your money is going. I am positively loving the technology that’s emerged recently in the personal finance space. I remember how excited I was when mint.com, a free spending tracker, came out years…

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