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Jim Wang

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Wallet Hacks
General Finance
Investing, Earning More/Hustling
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Fulton, Maryland, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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There are a lot of passive real estate investment options out there. Whether it's old school real estate investment trusts (REITs) you can buy on the market or some of the many real estate crowdfunding platforms, passive investments in real estate is easier than ever. One area that hasn't gotten as much attention in the […] The post Fundrise Review: Passive Investing in Commercial Real Estate appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 7:00 AM
There are a lot of budgeting apps out there. For a few years, they were coveted by investors looking for the latest in financial technology (fintech). Nowadays, robo-advisors have taken that mantle and one by one the budgeting apps have fallen out of favor and been shuttered. Level Money was the latest casualty. Acquired in […] The post Six Powerful Alternatives to Level Money App appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 1:46 PM
I graduated from college with ~$35,000 in student loans. I was lucky because they were subsidized Stafford loans. My servicer was the oddly named ACS Education Services… ACS stood for Affiliated Computer Services. I got interest rate breaks for direct debit and electronic statements, both of which are common even today, and didn't have too […] The post How to Avoid Common Fedloan Servicing Problems appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 7:00 AM
When I was an undergrad at Carnegie Mellon, I knew all the ways my student ID got me a student discount or freebie. Whether it was a 10 percent discount at a store or free bus rides, I knew them all. My student ID was great! A few years later, when I started an MBA, […] The post 42+ Best Freebies & Discounts for College Students appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 7:00 AM
When I graduated college as a Computer Science major in the winter of 2001, I had to deal with one of the worst job markets in technology. I dealt with it by going back to school, completing a 1-year Masters program, and delay the job search by one year. My already large student loan balance grew even larger. To be honest, I barely felt it because it was deferred and what's ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 7:00 AM
When you're a student, it feels like you have the toughest job in the room. Then you grow up and realize the person at the front of the room has it much harder. 🙂 Many teachers don't make nearly as much as they should and so many look to other opportunities to supplement their income. Today, I want to share with you a company called VIPKID. I recently learned about VIPKID from ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 7:00 AM
If you've never heard of Synchrony Bank, but seen it advertised everywhere online, you wouldn't be alone. In fact, if you looked prior to 2014, you wouldn't have seen Synchrony Bank anywhere. Then, in what appears to be an instant, it was everywhere. That's because Synchrony Bank was founded in 2003 but operated as a subsidiary of GE Capital. It would IPO in 2014 on the NYSE with the ticker SYF to ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 7:00 AM
If you want to get ahead financially, save more than you spend, then budgeting is the key. But choosing the right budgeting software can be an agonizing process. How do you know if it'll work? What tools does it have? Is it easy to use or a pain in the butt? Today, we're going to take a look at one of the giants in the industry – Mint.com. Mint.com offers a full-service budgeting app, ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Yeah, you read the title right. So much of human knowledge has not changed. When it comes to human to human interaction, the circumstances and the situation may have changed but underneath it all, we're still human beings. We're still the same human beings as a hundred years ago, as four hundred years ago… you get the picture. Today, in 2017, we're still debating immigration/travel bans, keeping refugees out, and about how ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 7:00 AM
When I was younger, I would do side hustles all the time. I'd buy things online at a discount, sell them on eBay, and ship out the products. I'd make somewhere around a hundred bucks a week of spending money but it took so much time. My best finds were John Deere trucker hats I could buy for $10 and sell on eBay for $25-30. But it was a pain! You had ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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