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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: Hello new members!

Deon Christie ·
I think I may be able to help you ladies @Bonnie Squires , @Lola . With two sites I recently discovered that pay for review tasks and watch videos then share your opinion. I'm still testing because it's a recent discovery (I'm constantly testing tactics and strategies to make money online). So whether it will work for you I can neither confirm nor deny. The sites are USERTESTING(DOT)COM and ENROLLAPP(DOT)COM . With User Testing you will need a microphone because you need to talk and review...
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

KellyFromKeene ·
Good remind, thanks! I needed this today.
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Re: Best bank to use?

Briana ·
Here's a super comprehensive list of the best banks to use for different reasons that may be helpful to review: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/bank-accounts/best-online-banks/ I've heard amazing things about Ally, but I'm not sure what apps they integrate with.
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Re: Customer service part time work from home jobs

Peter Zatorski ·
All I have seen so far is review and survey websites, if you find anything please let me know also, thank you!
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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

Eber A. ·
A whole month!? I'm in! While November might be a difficult month to do this due to all the holiday shopping, January seems like a pretty perfect month! We're done with out holiday spending, it's a time to start new goals, and, unless there's a birthday coming up, there aren't a lot of expenses I can think of for this month personally. Would this entail no spending at all or just minimal spending? I was already thinking of doing something similar with minimal spending. See my plan below: 1.
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Re: Inheritance

mintjulep ·
I am so sorry to learn your husband is fighting a life-threatening disease. I know your question about taxing the inherited IRA is specific and I think you should discuss your options with a CPA and financial adviser to review some points: Does your health insurance cover cancer treatments and care? Is your IRA inheritance a standard IRA or a Roth? And when did the inheritance become available? The new SECURE act has made some changes to inherited IRAs for beneficiaries effective Jan 1 of...
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Re: Help recovering from slum lord

JeremyM ·
You need to be sure to check out tenant laws in Nebraska, most places have pretty strict laws that favor the tenants now. If what he did was illegal, then he is liable for expenses you incur and possible damages. You could see if there is a lawyer who has a free consultation and can review your situation. There are a lot of bad landlords out there and they stay bad because no one wants to fight for their rights as a tenant. In OR, they have 30 days to get you an itemized list of why your...
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Re: Economic Stimulus Check

E Nelson ·
I went to the links you and the IRS gave you. Last year did someone claim you as a dependent? The year before? Your error code and what it means is R0000-902-01 The taxpayer's social security number was claimed on a tax return previously accepted by the IRS. Review the entries on the 'STEP 1. Fill Out Your Tax Forms' tab and make sure the question on whether the taxpayer can be claimed as a dependent is correct.
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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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This Week's Community Announcements 1.31.20

Maryann ·
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. There are a couple new things going on over at our HQ that I wanted to share with you all. For one, we’re headed to Vegas ! Well, our content is. We recently partnered with the Las Vegas Review-Journal to promote financial literacy and personal finance content to the Las Vegas market. With this partnership, the Review-Journal will publish The Penny Hoarder articles to their readers in Las Vegas. We also launched a fun marketing campaign this week.
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Intro to Investing Resources

Theodora ·
Anyone have any easy, approachable guides to recommend for beginning investors?
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Financial Fitness February: Day 10

Moore Income ·
Normally, Day 10 would be a third of the way through a month, but since it's February, the month is going by much faster it seems. Good thing we get an extra day this month! Here's my wins for the day: 1.) Listed 10 New Items On eBay As a reseller, it can be really easy to get so involved with sourcing (my favorite part) that we fail to do our duty to list the items we source. While you gotta have good products to sell, it does no good if they just sit in your storage. Unfortunately, a lot...
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Financial Fitness February: Day 19

Moore Income ·
Wednesday came and flew by and I am just trying to figure out how we are already half way through this week! Here is what went down financially for me today: 1.) Edited & Posted a Video A lot of my morning was spent on editing a video that I got done and posted this morning. It is taking me a lot longer than I wish it would to get videos posted on my channel, but I just have to keep in mind that it is a learning curve and the more I do it, the better I will get. While right now, posting...
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Need reviews

BeckAtsila ·
Hi everyone. This is my Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07CZ6XJ4F I self published the third book, "Lonely Ants Die Young, Tired, and Hungry" and could really use some reviews to get my name out. In the next few days I'm planning a giveaway, so stay tuned! Anyway, if you buy any of the three books, would you mind leaving a review? I've only got one, but it's five stars and I'm proud of that. Also, I plan on coming out with more books--I'll keep you posted.
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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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Free book!

BeckAtsila ·
Hi all, I decided to do a quarantine special on my e-book "Lonely Ants Die Young, Tired, and Hungry: A Guide to Overcoming Loneliness". It's FREE until May 1! In the book, I offer all sorts of advice to defeat that gnawing feeling of isolation, ranging from Stoic philosophy to a rat named Lupin (RIP)! Perfect for reading during the abundant down time we have! Please read and review. ...
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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: Credit

Maryann ·
Hey, @Donald Tobias ! Ah — I'm sympathetic. A number of community members have expressed something similar. What you wrote here reminds me of something Warren Buffet was quoted saying, " It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." I suppose I think of credit scores as a financial reputation. It takes time and consistency to build it back up. Like you wrote, a late payment can really affect your score. Are you enrolled in any programs that can analyze your credit...
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Re: Answering Questions

mintjulep ·
I searched for the question you might be referring to and if it was about WiseBanyan I have not heard of that site. Would you be so kind to add a link for WiseBanyan over at your original question? That makes it a bit easier for others to check it out. Usually there are several PHs who are also familiar with and/or use almost all of these financial sites. I did find this review that may be helpful until someone can speak from experience. And there are more reviews out there, but perhaps...
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Re: Financial Fitness February: Day 22

sthom ·
Splitting meals is always a good way to save money, or if you eat alone, saving half for another meal. I need to get back to listing on eBay. Love Caribou coffee...first had it when a lady I worked with back in 2005 would bring me bags from Seattle (she was working in Houston on a project with me). Now, Caribou is available here inside Einstein Bagels. I'll have to see if standalone shops are here as well. I got my weekly Mint review on Saturday and I had spent zero. I did get $40 cash for...
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Re: Financial Fitness February: Day 27 (Took a LOSS)

dboothe ·
Hi Jon, I love your great positive attitude. I'm afraid you touched a raw nerve with your item that got damaged in shipment. First of all, who else of us is not responsible when an item is in our care gets damaged or lost is NOT responsible for it? I had that argument with USPS and their answer to me was, "We have no idea how it got damaged in shipment. It could have been at the airline." I don't care, I paid YOU for the shipment. Furthermore, I have BOUGHT the insurance before and had an...
 
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