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How to Haggle in the Modern World [Infographic]

Among all the sophisticated approaches and techniques you can take to extend the reach of your income these days, there is one ancient, tried-and-tested method that tends to be overlooked: haggling.

How to Get Ready for Tax Time

Here is a truth that nobody wants to ever admit: if you’re diligent about tracking your details throughout the year, tax time isn’t all that big a deal.

How to Successfully Start a Massage Therapy Business

If you’re looking for a unique way to make money, consider starting your own massage therapy business.

If you dislike a desk job and consider most corporate jobs dull and uninspiring, this is for you.

This is how to make your massage therapy business a success.

How to Deal with a Backseat Driver

If there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s driving around town with my Dad when he visits. According to him, I brake too hard, sit too long at stop signs and drive (his words) like a grandma. Well excuse me for trying to be a safe driver!

Can you relate to this? There’s a term for people like this who have made it their mission to call things out as they see them. In the car, it’s called being a “backseat driver.” A backseat driver is someone who dispenses ‘helpful’ advice as you drive. It’s just that the advice isn’t helpful or useful, it’s annoying and distracting.

How to Recover Financially After an Accident

Accidents happen to the best of us. Some are relatively painless, others are incredibly painful — not just in the emotional or physical sense but in the financial sense as well.

Take car accidents, for example. Even a minor fender bender can set your finances back months or even years.

How are you supposed to get back on track after an accident wipes out your emergency fund, increases your insurance, and leaves you holding what will likely be a substantial bill?

How to Have a More Financially Responsible Mid-life Crisis

It is a remarkably brief period of time between graduation and mid-life crisis. Your first duty is to get a job, then another job, then the one you will have for the next phase of your life. Along the way, you collect a family, one health scare, and some manageable debt.

The first grandkids and the first grey hairs show up suspiciously close together, along with the first sign that the aforementioned debt is not quite as manageable as you thought.

That is when you start coming to grips with a few hard realities: You’re forty something. Your knees hurt for no good reason. Print is starting to get smaller. You have advanced about as far in your career as you are likely to get. Your marriage doesn’t seem to be getting better or worse.

How to Be Happy, Seriously

Is happiness the key to life?

For many, it is. But it’s so easy to get caught up worrying about our own happiness.

We can actually turn happiness into an idol that we worship, without even realizing it.

I’m not going to go into the religious implications of that, but I’m sure you would agree that idols aren’t the healthiest things to form. And you’re right. Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, happiness makes a terrible idol.

There is a way to achieve happiness without idolizing it, and it’s actually easier than you may think.

The Legitimate Guide to Make Money Blogging If You’re Willing to Work (From Getting Started to Getting Paid)

This guide is for the average person who wants to start a blog and understands that, though it’s easy to start a blog, turning a blog into a money-making machine or even just a full-time income isn’t always easy, but it is doable and highly rewarding.

If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to make your blog successful, this guide is for you.

If you’re looking to make a quick buck, and you aren’t interested in helping anyone, this guide is not for you.

If this is for you, then check out this complete guide that shows you how to start a blog, get traffic, and make money.

How to Sell Your Car if You’re Upside Down on It

So you’ve decided that a life of debt isn’t for you.

Congratulations! Good choice. Welcome to the club.

You know the first step to seeing big results is to sell your expensive vehicle, but there’s one problem.

You’re upside down. Way upside down. And it looks like you may not get flipped back over.

Don’t panic! You have some options, and you can still make this work. Here’s how.