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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...

Earn Easy Cash Back as Dosh App Continues to Expand

A few months ago, I was alerted to an app called Dosh that allowed you to earn cash back on certain purchases. After signing up to join the beta, downloading the app, and gleefully linking my first card (an act for which I earned a bonus $5), I ran into...

How Does Opening a New Credit Card Affect Your Scores?

You've probably heard it said that applying for a new credit card can have some negative effects on your scores. In addition to the "hard pull" credit inquiry that will likely result in a small score penalty, the age of your credit can be dragged down by a new account....

Should You Buy, Lease, or Finance Your Next Smartphone?

Remember a few years ago when you thought that friend of yours who always had the latest model iPhone was crazy for spending that much? That’s changed in recent years as carriers and others allow you to lease your device. Taking a page from the auto industry, you now have...

Now That You've Frozen Your Credit, How Do You Thaw It?

Following the massive Equifax breach, many Americans are placing freezes on their credit to prevent hackers and identity thieves from opening new accounts in their names. Not only did I recently discuss the option of freezing your credit but also went ahead and did it myself. In my state, this...

YouTube Beginner: 5 Things I’ve Learned So Far

Not too long ago, I decided to take the dive and start my own YouTube channel. At the time, my wife and I bought a new camera for our endeavor along with a microphone and, since then, we’ve also purchased a couple of softbox lights to add to our makeshift...