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Practical Holiday Gifts to Add to Your Wish List

When I was a bit younger, the item at the top of my Christmas list each was cash. For many years, it was the only thing on my list (although few actually fulfilled my request). Alas, as I grew up, I decided to try going a different route with my...

What You Need to Know About Apple Pay Cash

More than two months after Apple debuted iOS 11, one the features teased for the update has finally rolled out: Apple Pay Cash. This peer to peer payment service — akin to Square Cash or Venmo — allows users to send money via iMessage (or even ask Siri to do...

Emergency Funds: Why You Need One and How You Can Build One

When we think about money milestones, they're often exciting events such as buying a car or a home. However, one of the biggest money milestones that everyone should strive for might not be very exciting but it could be vital: having an emergency fund. In fact, I'd argue that you...

Why I'm Doing All of My Holiday Shopping Online 1

Look, I feel bad for brick and mortar stores — I really do. But there's no denying that online shopping just makes more sense for completing my holiday shopping. Between the saved shipping costs, the availability of online coupons along with price comparison tools, and the added perks my reward credit cards offer, rest assured that I'll be doing my gift giving in the glow of the fireplace and my laptop screen this holiday season.

PSA: Don't Forget About Small Business Saturday

It's here — at some point last night, the 2017 holiday shopping season officially arrived, sending deal seekers to malls, big box stores, and Internet-equipped devices everywhere. While I'd say that Black Friday is pretty overrated on the whole, it is understandable why so many consumers might get excited about the annual...

Print vs. Ebook: Which is Right for Your Self-Published Project?

When developing a book idea, one question you might forget to ask yourself is whether you envision your project as a printed book, as an ebook, or both. I actually have some experience with this question as my first book, The E-Ticket Life, has a proper print run while my latest...