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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Moore Income ·
@Theodora what kind of investing are you interested in? I know you can find a lot of resources on the web and YouTube videos that talk about specific kinds of investing. You gotta be careful with some of these though because some people really don't know what they are talking about. I personally like to learn as I go and watch a lot of YouTube videos on specific types of investments (ie. stocks, real estate, etc.) I use a lot of investment apps that are pretty straightforward for making...
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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Theodora ·
Thank you @Moore Income ! Real estate is definitely an area of interest for me as well. Have you looked at Fundrise at all? A really interesting model.
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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Moore Income ·
@Theodora I have run across them. Can't say I have looked into them much although I do plan to in the near future. Currently I am investing in Rich Uncles which is a real estate trust that focuses on purchasing commercial buildings and student housing. It is a great place to get started and the returns are decent with Rich Uncles. Fundrise is definitely on my watch list though!
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Re: Reading Goals

Qsusan ·
My goal is to read one book a month. Sometimes I do 3 in 2 months. I also read financial blogs and Kiplinger magazine. Education is a life-long endeavor! My favorite financial book so far is by Elizabeth Warren, "This Fight is Our Fight." It really summarizes how people live, how we got here, and what we need next. Her other book, "The Two-Income Trap," is also excellent. I actually own both. I check out books from the public library and I purchase my own copy when I find I LOVE them...
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
@Qsusan thanks for the recommendations, I will check them out. I like buying my used books from ThriftBooks.com . They have lots of titles at great prices that vary based on the condition. Also, if you buy $10 or more in books you get FREE SHIPPING. I have saved a ton of money buying books from here. You can generally get 3 or 4 books for around $10 with free shipping.
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Re: Reading Goals

FreebiePharm ·
If anyone has some good FREE reading resources let me know. The local library is slim pickings...
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Re: Reading Goals

Qsusan ·
@MOORE INCOME thank YOU for the recommendation of ThriftBooks.com. I will DEFinitely check that one out. I have a wish list. lol
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Re: Reading Goals

Jules ·
I've always been a super avid reader since childhood, and my goal this year is to finish 64 books. With that being said, 4/5 books are audiobooks. I've been using Audible the last two years and amassed quite an (expensive) selection. Recently I found Scribd, which is unlimited Audiobooks for $8.99. The difference is with Audible you buy the book and keep it forever but Scribd is more like Netflix for audiobooks - you don't get to keep it, but you can listen to as much as you want so long as...
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
@Jules that's good to know about the audiobooks. I personally prefer to read physical copies of books (not really a fan of eBooks either) but I know many people who prefer to listen. The important thing is to get and understand the knowledge being shared. I like the idea of Scribd but I think I would prefer to own the book if I was going to do audio.
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Re: Reading Goals

Former Member ·
I recently read Oxen, by Joseph Sangl. It is a really short, easy read with a biblical perspective. I have not yet read but it is on my to do list “Street Smarts” by Jim Rogers.
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Re: Reading Goals

Kassidy King ·
@FreebiePharm I came across this app Libby, by OverDrive by OverDrive, Inc It’s basically access to all the audiobooks available from your current library.
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Re: Reading Goals

sphgrl35 ·
scribd.com is great. You can sign up and get 30 days free-if you start the sign up process, but don't add you cc info the next day you'll get an email offering you 60 days free -after the free trial either cancel or pay $7.99 a month. They have a great selection of books, audiobooks, magazines and docs; you can also self-publish if you're looking for a little creative feedback I have also used Kobo before too, but that's mostly for audiobooks.
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
@sphgrl35 That's a nice little money saving hack! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Reading Goals

FreebiePharm ·
Thanks for the reminder on audiobooks! Sometimes that selection is better at the library and I have a 3 hr drive Friday; perhaps I can find something on finances!
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
Just finished reading the book " Opportunity " by Eban Pagan. It was a pretty intense read with a lot of deep topics but it helped me in recognizing opportunity and learning how to choose the right opportunities in my life. I lent the book " Who Moved My Cheese? " to a coworker who saw me reading it, she is almost finished and another coworker is already asking to read it next. I definitely recommend it for people who are struggling with change at their job.
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

Bonnie Squires ·
so true. i think we all fear some thing new or different. to i feel ever one should get out of there comfort zone and do new things. to what i say is you don't succeed the first try again.
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
I finished reading the book e SCAPE by Anik Singal in February bringing my total to 4 books read. Not bad for the shortest month of the year! This month I have been working extra so I will probably only get 2 in but we will see. Currently reading " From Poop To Gold - The Marketing Magic of Harmon Brothers" by Chris Jones It is quite an entertaining read and definitely recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about marketing and entrepreneurship. Still haven't decided what my second...
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Re: Reading Goals

Melinda Longtin ·
I do not have specific reading goals, but I read and write all of the time. As a blogger and a poet, it is important to constantly be honing my craft and keep learning in general. However, I have a book ownership goal: Read and sort through/donate enough books to make it possible for all of them to fit on my bookshelves. Nice sources for free or inexpensive books: OnlineBookClub. They provide books in their daily gift card giveaway contests (Reading samples of or downloading the books they...
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Re: Reading Goals

Shannon H ·
I've never made any specific reading goals but I enjoy reading and with new Fire it is making it much easier. I have read 6 books in January and 5 books in February. Doesn't look as promising for March as I have 1 read as of today and 1 waiting for me....... Library here is part of Hoopla and I have found that morning is the best time to check out new book as by noon most days they have met the number of checkouts for the day. Trying to stick with books that teach me something new...
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Re: Have you ever sat just watching people and thought...really?

Bonnie Squires ·
DEON CHRISTIE we have a Sam Club here you can buy in bulk but you have to pay $40 for a membership for the year.
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Re: Hello new members!

Kipkemboi Ribokin ·
Hello, dear penny hoarders. How time flies! I have put off this twice, thrice, and I'm down 14 days. Then the reminder to feel welcome, or to welcome me to the community. Thank you so much for that nudge. My name is Kipkemboi Toroitich from Kenya. I joined this club to get to know more about others' experiences with saving money. I also have loads of my own, which I hope to share on the pages. It is a cozy world to feel supported and support your fellow sojourners. For now let me rush, the...
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Re: Hello new members!

Cindy2 ·
welcome and to penny hoaders. we are all so far a good bunch of penny pinchers
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

KellyFromKeene ·
Good remind, thanks! I needed this today.
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Re: Hello new members!

AverageJoe ·
Hi Reynolds J...We also use a lot of coupons, use gas points from Kroger when we go shopping there...since the station is right there, if the points allowed off gas bring it anywhere close to the lowest price we've seen or lower, we use them to purchase the petrol. We shop many of the dollar stores, Aldi's Market, and even Gordons Food Service (where one has to buy in bulk on many things), but in the long run have found it's much better to spend a little bit more at times to be able to use...
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Re: Family and Finances- How much did you learn growing up?

LeighofMar ·
Both my parents taught me how to budget and save. From a young age, I would keep any money I found, save my allowance and any extra money that my grandparents would just hand out randomly if they saw me, $10 to $20.00. I felt rich and I was very careful with it and spent it on things that meant something to me, like a doll I really wanted when I was 8. It was so satisfying to be able to pay for it myself. Me and my friends had a little girls' club and I was the treasurer, lol. That's how...
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

DMB ·
Actually I look at things a bit differently in regards to this subject although I do agree that not stepping out isn't beneficial in any endeavor (not just financially). My take is that it's a given that anyone who takes on something new (whatever it may be) is going to make mistakes. You fail only when you do not learn from those mistakes. How many times did Edison try before success. He looked at all those efforts as opportunities to learn better ways to make a lightbulb. And now the whole...
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Re: January No Spend Challenge

redcatcec ·
For your furnace filter subscription (honestly I have never heard of this) have you considered getting the kind where you cut it to fit and then wash it every 3 months? Maybe put a reminder on the cell phone calendar? Or for a reminder attach a label to the furnace of near it and write when it was changed? My husband has the dollar razor blade club too, he manages that-that's pretty cheap. So good to hear you are using reusable K cups, that's a savings. Since we found a really good deal on...
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

Moore Income ·
I just saw this shared on The Penny Hoarder blog, there is a nice list to choose from! https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...st-finance-podcasts/
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

ERoberts ·
Hi Theodora, My recommendation is more along the lines of developing a lifestyle that saves you money! The Minimalists is a wonderful podcast that helps you reshape your views on stuff and why we feel the need to buy it. The two hosts are funny and engaging. Let me know what you think about it!
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What to do with a significant salary increase?

Clint Jusino ·
Hello Penny Hoarders! I was recently blessed with a job offer at an international global company that is in the fortune 750 club. My salary will increase will be 42.5K. I wanted to know how to deal with the new income? I have no emergency fund, several maxxed out cards and little 401k. I would also like to invest using Fundrise. If anyone can give me any guidance or been in my shoes I would be so grateful. Thank you everyone!
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Where Else Can I Cut Expenses?

Jim F ·
I just signed up for medical benefits through my employer but the weekly cost is significant: $160 a week! (I remember when it was $85 a month). So this equates to over $600 a month out of my paycheck. So we are looking to cut back on expenses. I pay nearly $200 to (the evil) Sprint for our two phones. I'm looking to move to Consumer Celluar and the total cost for the two phones should be $55 a month. But I need to call Sprint. Insurance costs us $440 a month which covers two cars and three...
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Intro to Investing Resources

Theodora ·
Anyone have any easy, approachable guides to recommend for beginning investors?
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New announcement: We've introduced a few new threads!

Briana ·
First of all, I want to say welcome to all of our new members and to our new announcements thread! This thread (that you're in right now) is for The Penny Hoarder to communicate new announcements, feature releases and more updates about the community. This will help keep you in-the-know on the latest news! We want every single member to get the most out of this new community - find answers to important financial questions, share expertise with all kinds of financial topics, share your...
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Not Starting, Is FAILING!

Moore Income ·
I was reading a book yesterday, eSCAPE by Anik Singal . In the book, he talks about how many people refuse to try something because of their fear of failure. He goes on to say that by failing to try, they have already failed and actually the odds would be better if they simply gave it a shot. This is especially true when it comes to financial fitness and creating a better financial future. Many people won't even start the journey because they fear it will be too difficult. But if you think...
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Podcasts, anyone?

Theodora ·
Hey, Penny Hoarders! Would love your recos on favorite personal finance podcasts. Fire away..I'm all ears.
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Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
I have so many books in my library that I have purchased (mostly financial topics) that I have been telling myself I need to read but just haven't gotten to yet. Because of this, and also because I believe the saying "Readers are Leaders", I have made it a goal this year to read at least 2 books a month. I completed this goal in January by reading " How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnige & " Sell or Be Sold" by Grant Cardone For February, I have already read "The...
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

TheHannaLee ·
I just watched the Netflix documentary about the Minimalists. It's such a lifechanging idea. I have a post asking people for more information about Minimizing. Would you have any information to offer?
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Re: This week in... The Penny Hoarder Community

Ashlee ·
That is awesome you were able to apply what you learned reading about investing and come out on top. Saving $1,000 is no easy feat! Thanks for sharing your two cents. We may need to start a Penny Hoarder Community money book club to discuss all of the great books out there! Happy early Halloween! Love that you want to include your pets in your costume.
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Re: Financial Fitness February

redcatcec ·
We have been dedicated pharmacy users for years (Express Scripts), now with competition between companies for the money, consumers are able to compare prices. If our Sam's Club can beat the prices, we'll go there, plus get cash back from their credit card.This works to our advantage. Sometimes the different pharmacies offer you a bonus for transferring your prescription.
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Re: How Frugal Are You? Easy test!

sthom ·
I'm definitely a penny picker-upper or any coin. I usually find them at gas stations, Family Dollar. I save all coins from change received to 2 coin jars and then deposit in my Christmas Club account at the credit union. (Although, there have been times I needed to use the money). It's not the fastest way to accumulate because I rarely carry cash. Twice, I found folded $20 bills on the grass in my front yard! Yep, people visiting other neighbors and probably dropped from their pockets while...
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Re: Private money lenders

Brandi Wilcox-Brack ·
I got into real estate investing a few years ago. I started out by attending some RE investment club meetings. I'm not sure where you live but here in Houston there are a couple good ones called the Rich Club and the wealth club. From there I networked and found a coach to teach me the ropes. I then began doing what I learned. Networking is the best way to find private money lenders but actually anybody can be one. All they need is access to cash to loan. This can be their 401k or the like.
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Re: Has anyone joined AARP?

mintjulep ·
I've belonged to AARP for 20 years. My better half pointed out to me that they were a Left lean.. I appreciate most of the political input that has to do with Seniors, I can figure out what supports my agenda with little problem. But then I love doing research, too. I really enjoy the two publications they send out, The AARP Magazine and the AARP Bulletin. There are wonderful articles geared to Seniors on Health, Finances, political alerts, product information, insurance etc. We don't use...
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

Zach Filstrup ·
Scott Alan Turner show is a great one!! I learned a lot about investing from him
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Re: This week’s Community Announcements 6.26.20

Moore Income ·
Time has been flying for me! I just became a Penny Hoarder Insider. I wasn't aware of the SMS club until today but everything TPH does is always the best! Congrats @Savingsmama and thanks for contributing to this community!
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Re: How do you deal with mooching family members and friends?

redcatcec ·
Have to agree with you about the presentations, just awful, they keep you there with the promise of 90min, max, then the fun begins for them, they have to pull your files after talking to you for at least 1/2 hour. Then they look into their crystal ball and see how you can make your account better. Of course the bottom line is your money, and 6 hours later. Which 2 resorts in Williamsburg did you visit? Diamond Resorts is based out of Las Vegas. Went to the Finger Lakes region of NYS this...
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