Everyone is starting the new year with a fresh clean slate. January 1st a time for change: Exercise, lose weight, SAVE MORE MONEY. Here are five small money moves that pay off big. Increase your 401(k) contribution by 1%. I am a retirement plan expert so I am truly passionate about participating in your company’s 401(k) plan. No plan? Consider opening an IRA (Individual Retirement Account). There is a misconception about saving for retirement. Because you can only afford $20 a paycheck, you figure it’s not enough and not participate at all. I am here to tell you that every… View Post

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Are auto renewal subscriptions killing your budget? Can you count how many subscription services you have? Maybe you have Stitch Fix, PopSugar and Fabletics. Do you know your total cost of mail memberships that are set up on auto renewal? If you are looking for ways to reduce expenses, it’s time to take a closer look.   It’s likely that auto renewal subscriptions are killing your budget. I am a self-proclaimed magazine junkie, but learned how to work the system a long time ago. If you ever ordered a new magazine subscription with a credit card, you likely got an amazing annual rate. But when… View Post

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I haven’t been in the blog space very long, but quickly noticed how many entrepreneurs have created a personal brand empire. With affiliate marketing, e-courses and webcasts, some of you are pulling in six and seven figures a year. I have two things to say on that note: congratulations and wow. If you are a successful blogger earning six or seven figures or a new blogger with plans to monetize your blog, this article is for you. It’s time to think about long term savings. I have been in the financial industry for a really long time and specialize in… View Post

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Hello from Richmond, Virginia. My name is Joné (pronounced Jenée). Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it’s nice to have you. I know my blog is up and running NOW, but this is a prelease entry. Today is October 8, 2016 and hope to be up and running in two (okay, three) weeks. I have been thinking about doing a blog for a couple months now. I know absolutely nothing about web development, branding or Google analytics. I have been researching, taking notes and connecting with groups on Facebook. I’m trying to get my head wrapped around everything… View Post

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