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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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I'm an independent shopper. If I need something, I like going into the store, getting it, paying for it, and leaving. Online shopping is perfect for me because I don't have to drive anywhere, wait in line to pay, and then drive home. Which means one thing — I really do not like going into […] The post Blue Nile Diamonds Review appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: May 24 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Before I knew anything about investing, I was enamored with stock certificates. I thought they looked beautiful because they looked like college degrees made to look like money. My dad always had his degree certificates up on the wall in his office but they looked so austere. These stock certificates looked gaudy. They were fantastic. […] The post Stockpile Review: How to Gift Stocks in 2018 appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 8:00 AM
My first bank account wasn't at a bank. It was at a credit union. At the tender age of 16, my mom and I walked into a branch of the Teachers Federal Credit Union and opened up a joint account. They printed out a little card, laminated it, and handed it to me. I stuck […] The post 5 Big Differences between Commercial Banks vs. Credit Unions appeared first on Wallet ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 8:00 AM
An engagement ring is a big step. It's also a big purchase. Maybe you have enough cash on hand if you tap into your emergency fund. Maybe you don't. There's no arguing that when you buy an engagement ring, diamond or otherwise, it's best to pay cash. If that isn't you, or at least not […] The post How to Finance an Engagement Ring appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Everyone needs a hobby. Or two. Or five. But not everyone can afford a hobby. Or two. Or five. Especially if that hobby is an expensive one, like golf or, you know, something absurd like collecting cars or art. The perfect hobby is one that lets you tap into some of your energy and creativity […] The post 47 cheap fun hobbies that won’t bore you to tears appeared first on ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 8:00 AM
When I read The Millionaire Next Door by William Stanley, I was amazed at how many millionaires lived in plain sight. If you think about popular exposure to wealth – it's pretty flashy. We're trained, by television and social media, to think that millionaires live a life of excess. Big mansions, expensive cars, lots of […] The post Stealth Wealth: Why True Wealth is Best Left Hidden appeared first on Wallet ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Twenty years ago, people were worried about typing into a chat box online. Today, people are meeting their life partners online with dating sites like Match, OKCupid, Bumble, and Tinder. Twenty years ago, buying a book online made people nervous. Today, it's nothing to buy a car online. (I bought my first two cars on […] The post How to Buy an Engagement Ring Online appeared first on Wallet Hacks. ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 8:00 AM
As part of my Disney for Free Strategy, I opened up a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card because they used to offer a massive points promotion bonus. I've since banked a lot of points from using the card so I was a little worried when they announced a merger with Marriott – how would […] The post The New 100,000 Point Bonus from Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Card appeared first ...
Posted: May 08 2018 @ 10:13 AM
In 2012, Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box with host Becky Quick. Warren Buffett told Quick that if it were practical, he'd buy up a couple hundred thousand single-family homes. It's a very attractive asset class. It's now six years later and while the residential market has heated up in many areas (just ask […] The post 8 Reasons Why Crowdfunded Real Estate is the Future of Real Estate Investing ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 8:00 AM
LearnVest was founded in 2009 by Alexa von Tobel with the goal of bringing financial planning to women. They would eventually expand their target market to include everyone. Once thought to be the domain of the rich, many Americans found professional financial planning out of reach – LearnVest was designed to overcome this. Through online […] The post 5 LearnVest Alternatives: Finding Affordable Financial Planning for Everyone appeared first on Wallet ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 11:40 AM


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