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11 Reasons to Sell Your Business

by Luke Landes
Reasons to Sell Your Business

People become entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons. Maybe you just stumbled into starting your own business when you built a blog that started making money. Or maybe you inherited a family business, or started a business intentionally. Whatever your reasons for starting and running a business, it’s a good idea to consider your exit […]

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How to Calculate Your Net Worth

by Luke Landes

A step-by-step guide on how to calculate your net worth. The article also includes tools and templates to help you automate the process. Calculating your net worth can be a bit tricky. But it’s a worthwhile exercise, especially if you’re trying to meet certain financial goals. Figuring out your net worth for the first time […]

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Six Steps to Starting Your Own Business

by Luke Landes

Many people dream about running their own business. You know, working for themselves, not having to answer to someone else’s rules, not having to rely on someone else for income, making their own hours, and not getting this hated retort: “You should just be happy to have a job.” The dreamer who wishes for an […]

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5 Budget Categories to Create the Best Budget

by Luke Landes
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Creating a budget can be a challenge. How exactly do we go about categorizing our spending? Here we show you how to create the perfect spending plan using just 5 high level budget categories. When I started my first real budget as an adult, the concept was not difficult. I knew I had to track […]

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How to Finally Get Out of Debt

by Luke Landes
Climbing Out of debt

Getting out of debt is key to financial freedom. Being debt free gives you great financial flexibility. Paying off those debts, however, can be a struggle. Here we provide a comprehensive guide on how to get out of debt for good. Along with losing weight, getting out of debt is probably the most popular goal […]

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How to Sell Just About Anything on Amazon.com

by Luke Landes
Used Books on Amazon

Selling books and other items on Amazon is a tried and tested way to get rid of stuff around your home. You can even start a side business selling on Amazon.If you’ve been an Amazon fan from the beginning, you know used books is what got the company started. Of course, you can now buy […]

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The Difference Between Savings Accounts and Money Market Accounts

by Luke Landes

One could be forgiven for confusing a savings account with a money market account (MMA for short). There are, however, some key differences between the two account types. Here’s what you need to know about savings accounts and a MMA. Savings accounts and a MAA are different from each other practically in name only. From […]

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money

by Luke Landes
Saving strategies for the real world

This year, I’ve spent more money than ever. I’ve been able to swing these extra expenses — including lots of fun new gadgets I’d put off buying for years — without hurting my budget. But now, I’m ready to pull back and start ramping up my savings again. We all know that Americans are generally […]

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One Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used to Be

by Luke Landes

There was once a time when the word “millionaire” carried cachet. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was first used in French in the early eighteenth century and in English nearly a century later. Regardless of your station in French society in 1719, achieving a net worth of one million livres was notable. […]

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Cohabitation Agreement: Do You Need One?

by Luke Landes

In the past, I’ve discussed whether couples should sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage. While sometimes controversial, a good prenup can protect both individuals were the marriage to result in irreconcilable differences. Signing a legal document of this type could be helpful if the couple owns substantial assets or if the couple has a wide disparity […]

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