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    What are dividends? Why they deserve a look in the market downturn

    The market’s messy start to the year doesn’t appear to be improving any time soon. As we discussed, staying put might be your best strategy. However, diving stock prices might also be a good time to hunt for bargains. Dividend paying stocks can be a great place to start given the reassurance their regular payments […] Read more…

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    The Spending Diaries: tennis, pho, and a free soul

    Happy Friday! I’m particularly looking forward to the upcoming long weekend, in slight part because I’ll get a break from this continually tanking market (oil below $30 a barrel today). But first, let’s catch up on last week via TDT’s new weekly feature, where I recap all of my discretionary spending – think Grub Street […] Read more…

The Stock Market: Trade Ideas

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    What are dividends? Why they deserve a look in the market downturn

    The market’s messy start to the year doesn’t appear to be improving any time soon. As we discussed, staying put might be your best strategy. However, diving stock prices might also be a good time to hunt for bargains. Dividend paying stocks can be a great place to start given the reassurance their regular payments […] Read more…

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    Strategies to manage stock market volatility

    2016 has not been a good year in the market so far (thanks, China). The opening week of 2016 was Wall Street’s worst opening week ever, with prices continuing to decline this week. You might be wondering: what’s an average investor supposed to do in response to this stock market volatility? In a lot of […] Read more…

Money Saving TIps

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    My Simple Saving Habits Can Save you Nearly $5,000 Next Year

    Hi friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season – whether you celebrated last week or not. I’m sorry for the lack of posts last week, but between work and applications this year I needed some serious R&R. I spent the first half of last week in Mexico with my family, and the second […] Read more…

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    10 Money Saving Life Hacks

    As you know, I love saving money. And saving time is always an added bonus (time is money after all…). But saving time AND money? Even better. Here are 10 money saving life hacks to save you both. Grow a herb garden Buying potted herb plants to keep in my kitchen has been one of […] Read more…

The Lazy Broke Chef Recipes

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    The Lazy Broke Chef’s Caprese Frittata

    In my experience, one of the biggest budget busters is food. Sure, I start out with great intentions of making my own lunches and dinners, but then life gets in the way. Either I get home too late and too ravenous to cook, so I order takeout, or I’m rushing in the morning without time […] Read more…

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    Cheap & Delicious Summer Green Juice

    If you’ve been anywhere near a Lululemon or on Instagram, you might have noticed that green juices are a “thing.” And I’ll admit that I LOVE a good green juice in the morning. But when I walked by a juice bar recently, I nearly had a heart attack at the prices. $9 for a green […] Read more…

Personal Finance

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    Finance FAQ: What’s an ETF?

    Finance FAQ is a series here on TDT all about answering those pesky financial questions that you have, but feel like you should already know the answer to. Today’s question: What’s an ETF? Or, as my friend said last year (thanks for the post idea!), “I have no idea what an EFT is!” The short […] Read more…

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    The Huge Mistake You Could be Making with Your 401k – And How to Fix it Quickly

    It’s your last day of work. You say your goodbyes, eat your farewell cake, and pack up your desk. But if you don’t rollover your old 401k too, you might be making a big financial mistake. You actually have a few options for your retirement account when you leave your employer. Most companies, but not […] Read more…