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What happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket?

We’ve all been there – we stay a little too long at the coffee shop or dash into your local store and walk out to a parking ticket. It’s frustrating, but it happens. However, what happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket? You might be tempted to skip paying your parking ticket fines altogether…

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How to Stop Saying ‘I’m Broke!’ and Actually Fix It

Besides being a popular song, ‘I’m broke’ can be a common phrase uttered by folks struggling with finances. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, or can’t seem to get ahead, let’s talk about why and how to fix it. Why Am I Broke? (And How to Fix It) There are several reasons you might be broke, from…

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Do Stamps Expire? Avoid Wasting Your Money

As we mail fewer letters thanks to online activities, we often end up with rolls and piles of old stamps laying around for months (Or even years). Looking at the pile of stamps on my desk, I wondered, do stamps expire? And what do I do if the price of postage changes? The cost of…

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What is Porch Pick Up When Selling Items?

One of the easiest ways to make extra money is to sell items on Facebook or Craigslist locally. And to make it even easier, taking advantage of the porch pick up means you won’t have to haul your stuff all over town just to get rid of it. So what is porch pick up, and…

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19 Fun Piggy Banks for Adults to Help You Save

December 2, 2021/Tana/No Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. While piggy banks for adults might not be the first thing that comes to mind when gift shopping for a loved one, they can be a great gift idea on the right special occasion. If you have someone that would…

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The Top 117 Motivational Quotes on Finances & Money

One of the easiest ways to stay motivated on your journey to financial freedom is to find quotes on finances that empower, encourage, and inspire you. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite financial guru or want to find some inspiring quotes on finance, I’ve pulled together the best financial quotes to help you stay…

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Where to Get Quarters – Especially During a Coin Shortage

Whether you need to do laundry or want to play a fun drinking game, it’s essential to know where to get quarters. Lately, finding quarters has become harder than usual, thanks to a coin shortage in the U.S. According to BusinessInsider.com, it’s not an actual shortage but a circulation problem. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we’ve…

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How to Do the 100 Envelope Challenge & Save $5,050

If you’re looking for new ways to save money and playfully learn about personal finance, why not try the 100 envelope challenge? If you decide to give this a whirl, you’ll have saved $5,050 by the end of the challenge in a short amount of time. The 100 envelope challenge is one of the most…

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Is UpVoice Legit? Earn $175 with this Browser Extension

Who doesn’t love the idea of getting paid to scroll through their social media feed? With UpVoice, you’ll get paid just for scrolling every day. You can’t get much more passive of an income than that, right? With browser extensions like UpVoice, people often wonder if they’re legit, if they actually payout, and if they’re…