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When and How Much to Tip A Barber?

Like massage therapists, a personal trainer, or your best friend, barbers are essential in helping us feel our best. They are experts at their craft, and tipping them compliments their work. Let’s talk about how much to tip a barber and different scenarios that might affect the amount. How much to Tip for a Regular…

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Can you deposit a paper check on Cash App?

I recently downloaded Cash App from the app store to pay my sister. She picked up some presents for our parents, and rather than use my PayPal account. I opted to try out Cash App. I appreciated how easy it was to hook up a bank account and transfer funds. So, of course, I wondered,…

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Is Wheelzy the Right Way to Sell Your Car?

While researching the best ways to sell a car, and digging through all the of the companies in the car industry, I ran into a company called Wheelzy. It’s a relatively newer company since it’s only been around for a little over seven years. However, I figure I’d check it out with the claims on…

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Does Walmart Cash Personal Checks?

On a typical weekend, the list of errands to run can be pretty long. Get groceries, run the kids to practice, cash some checks. While I was grabbing groceries the other day, I noticed a Money Center at my local Walmart and wondered, does Walmart cash personal checks? The good news is – yes, Walmart…

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Is Buying a Quadplex a Smart Investment?

If you’ve dipped your toe into real estate investing (or are wanting to get started), a quadplex can be your next big move. These rentals are great for house hacking as well as extra income through rentals. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of owning a quadplex. What is a quadplex? A quadplex…

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How Much to Tip for A Massage

Self-care is essential for finding ways to recharge in today’s busy world. When budgeting for self-care items, like pedicures, facials, and massage therapy, it’s necessary to make sure we’re leaving enough room for a tip. Let’s talk about how much to tip for massage and the best ways to do so. Should You Tip for a Massage?…

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$26 an Hour is How Much a Year?

$26 an hour is just below the median rate of $29.81 in the US in 2020 for hourly employees, according to Indeed.com. So while it’s close to the average pay for a single individual, $26 an hour is how much a year? How much is $26 an hour each year? If you’re working a full-time…

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What Does “You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup” Mean?

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” is an old saying that’s been around forever and recently (incorrectly) attributed to a Canadian politician, Norm Kelly. So what does it mean? And how does it apply not only to our daily lives but also to our finances as well? What does it mean when your cup…

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The Parts of a Check and How to Write One

As life becomes more digital, it’s less likely that you’ll have to continue to write checks. However, there are still some specific instances when writing one is essential, whether for security or to avoid credit card fees. Let’s talk about the different parts of a check, how to write one, and how to cash a…