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Clever Dude
General Finance
writes about his mistakes in finances and marriage in hopes that you, the reader, can learn just a few nuggets of wisdom and maybe prevent the same mistakes.
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We are all guilty of wasteful practices at home – wasteful practices that end up costing us money in the long run. No, let me rephrase that. I have been guilty of wasteful practices at home. It is an unforgivable habit to develop when you have a family. Or, are trying to hew to a […] The post How a Minimalist Lifestyle at Home Can Save Your Budget appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 13 2018 @ 5:22 PM
My mortgage application was rejected the first time I ever applied for one. It was a very crushing experience. A mortgage is usually the biggest investment you can make in your lifetime, and it can be a life-affirming decision, especially as the head of a household. The truth is that a lot of people just […] The post How to Understand the Loan Approval Process and Get a Mortgage Loan appeared ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 12:23 PM
Like a lot of people, I struggle with my mortgage payments. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the average mortgage loan amount is about $313,000. The interest rate for most mortgages is just under 5%. The average monthly mortgage payment is anywhere from $900 to $1,500. Most people then have to add on a […] The post Mortgage Payment Hacks That Can Save You Big Money appeared first on Clever ...
Posted: Nov 06 2018 @ 10:54 PM
I am new to the concept of robo-advisors. They have only been available to the general public for the last decade. Yet, every day there is a new company offering new robo-advisor services. I started a small account of about a few hundred dollars and tried a robo-advisor called Emperor Investments. What Is a Robo-Advisor? […] The post Emperor Investments Review: Personalized Equity Management appeared first on Clever Dude Personal Finance ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Getting invoices paid in a timely manner should be one of the top concerns you have as a business owner. In a recent survey, over 40 percent of business owners claimed that invoice collection was their biggest challenge in relation to cash flow management. When choosing an invoice design, your main goal should be making […] The post Great Invoice Design Tips You Need to Consider appeared first on Clever Dude ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 11:08 PM
The variance of car insurance payments between two drivers could be a difference of hundreds of dollars a year  – based just on the model of the vehicle. This information not only dictates the price of your coverage, but also many of the data points of your life. The average monthly cost of motor insurance […] The post Here’s How You Can Customize Your Car Insurance Needs to Save Money appeared ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 12:44 PM
CFD trading allows you to speculate the price movements of various financial assets. Since the potential is huge, you need to understand what is CFD.  Generally, CFD is a contract for difference and it lets you to trade market instruments without necessarily having to buy the assets. It creates a contract between you and the […] The post What is CFD Trading? appeared first on Clever Dude Personal Finance & Money. ...
Posted: Oct 28 2018 @ 3:55 PM
As the owner of a vehicle, you assume numerous and reoccurring financial obligations to keep it running. Every month, season, and year, you’re bound to encounter maintenance problems that will require repair. How often you encounter such maintenance problems, and their severity, depends on the vehicle, model, age, and how often you drive it. Fortunately, […] The post How to Save Money on Repairs With Self-Maintenance Car Hacks appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 6:33 PM
Parents want to preemptively protect their families from injury and sickness. No one wants to think about their loved ones getting sick, injured, or potentially hospitalized. However, it is a fact of life that we all need to face. Your child or loved one could become injured, break a bone or require immediate, emergency surgery, […] The post Getting Affordable Health Care For You and the Family appeared first on Clever ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 1:31 PM
While it’s important to take care of family finances now, you should also plan for your family’s future. No one likes to think about death, but in order to protect your family, you’ll need to think about how your family will fare in the event of your passing. Here are some of the reasons you […] The post How Protecting Your Estate With a Will Protects Your Family appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 12:31 PM


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