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7 Save Cash Travel Tips

Whether you’re heading on a once-in-a-lifetime island adventure, budget backpacking in a foreign country, or just heading on a road trip with your squad, doing some financial prep ahead of time can save you major cash on your trip. While you know how to compare fares, travel during less busy days (FYI, according to Expedia , book a trip out on a Thursday and back on a Monday to save 20% over a Friday to Sunday situation) and cost compare hotels, these tricks while traveling will help keep you from coming home broke as a joke.

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3 Tricks For Overcoming Money Anxiety

Student loans. Rent. Health insurance. Car payments. Did-I-Actually-Spend-That-Much-At-The-Bar payments. Money anxiety affects all of us, no matter what tax bracket we’re in. Look at Kanye West – the guy’s one of the biggest artists in the world and claimed to have gone into $53 million in personal debt after funding his Yeezy fashion line. Granted, digging his way out from under this enormous debt likely just means going on tour and chartering one private jet per week instead of two, but still. At some point, all of us experience money anxiety. The problem is, few of us ever talk about it.

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Why You Must Forgive Your Financial Failures and How to Start

Why is Forgiving Financial Failures is So Difficult? Some of the most profound struggles we can experience are the unseen. Emotions like regret, guilt and the inability to forgive are stubborn and painful. The mass of information available online espousing mindfulness, stress management, letting go of past regrets and self-forgiveness attests to the fact that…
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On Asking For More Money

I have been terrible at negotiating rates. I haven’t been great at asking for raises. For years I made $10/hour as a pseudo-manager at my retail job, and found out much later that everybody in the same position was making at least three dollars more than me. Even now, when asked how much my rates are as a writer, I’m tempted to lowball myself, convinced I’ll come across as greedy or unappreciative if I toss out an amount that seems too high.

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