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Joseph Hogue

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General Finance
Debt, Budgeting
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Take the stress out of job loss and turn it into an opportunity with these tips on surviving a job loss Losing a job is never fun, especially when everything at work seems to be humming along smoothly. Even in the current bull market and with the lowest unemployment rate in recent memory, companies go […] The post How to Financially Survive a Job Loss appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 10:30 AM
With wages barely moving since the recession, most people are walking around with some sort of debt. The truth is that most people who are aspiring to start a business are burdened with debt from credit cards, short-term loans as well as student loans. All this can stand in the way of getting the business […] The post How to Start a Thriving Business When Burdened with Debt appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 10 2017 @ 11:20 AM
Six ways to make your money work just as hard as you do You work your ass off every day while your money just sits there. Why not make your money work just as hard as you do' I want you to make an early New Year’s resolution. Right now, resolve to make your financial […] The post 6 Steps to Make Your Financial Assets Work Harder in 2018 appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Family has left and the turkey is digested but those Black Friday bills remain. Follow these financial tips to recover. Did you binge this Black Friday weekend on all those irresistible deals for 4K flatscreens and the trendy toys you didn’t even know you needed' While you are still reveling in how much money you […] The post 5 Financial Tips to Recover from the Black Friday Binge appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Why making more money will make you happier and help reach your goals faster than just saving Personal finance blogs love to talk about budgeting and saving money. I do it…a lot. But is spending less really going to get you to your financial goals' How much can you realistically save' Is it going to […] The post Stop Saving Your Life Away and Do This Instead appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Don’t give your kids an allowance just because you received one. In fact, you might not want to give them one at all. I received an allowance as a kid. I can’t remember how much it was and can’t say that it created any great financial habits. I got an allowance mostly because my parents […] The post 5 Reasons Not to Give Your Kids an Allowance appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Whether your goal is being debt free or just free of bad debt, this process will help you get there. I read a shocking statistic the other day. While only about 27% of Americans carry credit card debt, more than half of lower-income households have more debt than they make in a year. Worse still […] The post Debt Free or Just Free of Bad Debt' appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 10:01 AM
The advantages of joint accounts outweigh the independence of separate finances after marriage The traditional view of merging finances with matrimony seem to be less enduring. Millennials are less likely than older generations to have joint accounts after marriage. A survey by TD Bank shows that 60% of Millennial couples report keeping credit card accounts […] The post Why Every Couple Needs Joint Financial Accounts appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 9:30 AM
How a budget turned my financial life around and why everyone needs a budget. Many things in life are optional; a budget isn’t. Not having a budget is like planning a vacation and getting in your car but not knowing where you’re going. You’ll drive aimlessly for hours and ultimately run out of gas by […] The post My $77,500 Reasons You Really Need a Budget appeared first on PeerFinance101. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Buying your home is better than renting but not for the reason you think Is there any personal finance topic more controversial than buying a home versus renting' Public opinion seems to go in waves. During good times when the economy is growing and home prices are rising, buying a home seems to be the […] The post This Dumb Financial Decision is the Right One to Make appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 9:00 AM


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