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Ways to Handle Money as a Married Couple

Money matters are the root of all evil, especially when it comes to marriages. Divorce happens because of arguments over money. Spouses fight against each other because someone was irresponsible with money—either by investing it wrongly, not saving enough, or spending it on frivolous things. Spending money on your own family might even be an issue with your spouse. So, even before you get married, it’s always important to discuss the nitty-gritty of how and who will handle the money. Perhaps, the sharing, combining, and separating of money is the most contentious issue of all. Who is going to handle the finances at home? Should you share all your income? Are you going to keep a separate bank account so

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Finding Success in House Flipping with No Money

Flipping houses continues to be a lucrative business — when done properly. It hit its fastest pace over six years in 2018, with house flippers making an annual average gross profit of $69,500. Returns on investment (ROI) may have dropped from 47.8 percent to 44.3 percent between the first and the second quarter, but profits remain. Certain markets prove more

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Investment Facts I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

As a child, I had a vague notion that to be wealthy, I should become an investor. I’d hear this word, along with others like stocks, bonds, and funds, in television, movies, and overheard conversations between adults. I knew early on that investments are important for financial security. What I didn’t know was when, where, and how to start. Among

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