Good Investments in a Recession + MORE

4 Steps to Take When Unemployed

– free money wisdom

4 Steps to Take When UnemployedUnemployment is not a beloved term in our language, and it is one of the last situations an adult wants to find themselves in.
But sadly, for those who entered the workforce right before or during the Great Recession, unemployment has become a fact of life. The most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics put the unemployment rate at 7…

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The Smart Way to Inherit an IRA

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The Smart Way to Inherit an IRA
Even though the majority of Americans are worried about the possibility of outliving their retirement money, passing away with a still-loaded IRA could cause its own set of headaches for your heirs.
Whether you’ve recently become the beneficiary of a loved one’s IRA, or are planning ahead in case your retirement account outlives you, here’s what you need to know about inheriting an IRA…

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The Government Wants to Regulate Bitcoin and Other Virtual CurrenciesCurrencies work as a means of storing and trading value because the people who use them have faith in their value. Faith involves putting trust in an entity more powerful than oneself, whether that entity is a market or a government. Even when the value of money was based on a commodity like gold, its value required faith that everyone would value the commodity similarly…

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The Influence

– thesimepledollar.com

One of the most powerful factors in turning my financial situation around was the impact of the other people in my life.
My wife, Sarah, is first and foremost in that. She’s at least as committed as I am to keeping spending under control. We talk about financial concerns all of the time and are generally on the same page with everything after we discuss specifics…

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12 Ways to Stay Grounded Even When Super Busy

If you find that you’re still clutching your phone at the end of the day checking for emails and texts, then it’s time to take a deep breath and get grounded. When you’re overly preoccupied with work or social networking, you are more apt to miss out on what really matters: friends, family, and taking care of yourself…

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Using Fruit waste – Some reuse of Fruit Waste at your HomeThe best way to tackle the problem of food waste is to not let it go waste. Buy fruits in lesser quantity and using them before they go stale. Most importantly it’s important to know the ways you can reuse them. Most people tend to dispose many fruit parts and rinds as if these things are of no use anymore…

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Here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week:

Wise Bread tells how to get free medication.
The Simple Dollar covers making the rent.
Money Wise Pastor lists things to consider before buying a museum membership.
Carnival of Personal Finance
Carnival of Wealth this week and last week…

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Friday Giveaway Roundup – 46 Giveaways

– youngadultmoney.com/

Friday Giveaway Roundup – 46 GiveawaysWelcome to the weekly Friday giveaway roundup! Every single Friday we post giveaways ending within the next week. If you want to make sure you never miss one of these posts be sure to subscribe via RSS or Email.

March Madness is in full swing and I’m pumped for the Minnesota Gophers game tonight against UCLA…

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6 Ideas to Get to Your Debt-Free Date FasterWouldn’t you love to waive a magic wand or win the lottery and be out of debt tomorrow?!
You may not have a magic wand handy or play the lottery but what you do have is options on how quickly you get out of debt.
1. Choose three debt freedom dream dates.
2. Figure out how much extra you need to reach those goals…

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Good Investments in a Recession

– moneysmartlife.com

Good Investments in a RecessionAre there truly any good investments in a recession? On the surface, that may even seem like a ridiculous question. After all, recessions are characterized by falling asset values – stocks, real estate and even bonds can fall in price. So why would you want to be in risk type investments at all during a recession?
The answer is timing…

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How would you like to live in a tropical paradise where a meal at a restaurant costs $2, a taxi ride costs $3, and apartments rent for $200 per month? For decades, Thailand has remained one of the most popular destinations for anyone looking for a tropical climate at a low cost. Just 20 years […]Understanding the Cost of Living in Thailand – Rent, Food & Entertainment is a post from the Money Crashers personal finance blog…

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How Do Store Brands Differ From Name Brands?The Associated Press took a look after noticing store brands are trying to boost their image…Safeway, for example, offers versions of Doritos, Cheetos and other salty snacks. But rather than merely imitating the look of their big-name counterparts, the “Snack Artist” line comes in distinctive, earth-tone bags made to look more like a premium brand…

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This post is by staff writer April Dykman. As many longtime readers know, GRS founder J.D. Roth used to write “Spare Change” posts, which were a quick round-up of personal finance articles from around the web. He also used these posts as a chance to share bits and pieces about non-financial aspects of his life…

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