The art world has always fascinated me. The characters, the auctions, the drama that surrounds it all ... it's a fascinating world. And I've always wondered if I should invest in art. It seems like a daunting form of investment. But it also seems like a lot of fun. So, to help me decide, I opted to delve into some podcast episodes that discuss the topic. If investing in art is something that interests you then perhaps you, too, would like these episodes:
1. Should You Invest in Art?
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If you are like me, one day you hope to retire. I would like to retire very early so I can enjoy life longer. To meet our retirement goals, we must have savings. How do we save? We do so by squirreling away a portion of our check each month into a savings account or high-yield savings account. Simple savings alone is good, but it won't get you to your goal quicker. For that, you need to invest. Check out some of the best YouTube channels about investing to start your journey.
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Most everyone was financially impacted by the COVID crisis, and much of 2020 has seen many American families struggling to pay rent, keep their power on and afford essentials like food and healthcare. Seven months after the start of the reaction to the pandemic in the U.S., millions of Americans continue to struggle, both financially and psychologically — and the holidays are just around the corner.
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I have a Masters degree in psychological studies. Therefore, it's no surprise that I'm very interested in the psychology of money. The way we approach finances should be logical but many of us respond emotionally to money instead. Better understanding your own money psychology can help you better work with your finances. Here are 5 ways to better understand your relationship with money.
1. Journal About Money
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If you have an old car cluttering your driveway or garage, the idea of donating it to charity may be very attractive. After all, you get to help out a worthy cause and get the vehicle out of your life. That can certainly be a win-win. Stick around and find out pros and cons of donating a car today.
However, if you are thinking about making a donation, you need to make sure it’s the best choice for you. Then, you can explore the steps to Read more [...]
There was a huge debacle this year with the stimulus checks. The government sent out quite a few checks made out to a deceased person. Family members were distraught because of the unexpected reminders of their loved one. Moreover, they were confused by what to do with these checks. Stimulus checks are different from other checks, but it made many people start to wonder: How do I deposit a check made out to a dead person?
Is It Illegal to Deposit a Check Made Out to a Deceased Person?
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Doctors perform Millions of plastic surgeries each year. Sometimes they are financed through beauty loans, but not everyone has good credit. If this is your situation, all hope is not lost. There are ways to pay for plastic surgery with bad credit. Yes, it may be hard to get a loan through traditional means, but we have found some ways around that.
Disclaimer: As with all loans, make sure you do extensive research and ensure you’re getting something that works with your situation before proceeding.
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COVID-19 has changed so many different aspects of our lives. In particular, employment has changed. Many people are now unemployed or partially unemployed. People who have never had to face this situation are curious about the benefits for partial unemployment. It's tough to navigate, but the answers are out there.
What is Partial Unemployment?
As the name suggests, partial unemployment means that you have some type of work. However, you don't work full-time. Moreover, you can't find full-time Read more [...]
Have you ever found yourself in a crunch on a holiday or even your birthday? With so much to do, you may have had to churn out a birthday cake of your own creation. If you did and it didn’t look so hot, maybe next time you try a cake decorating class. I know I personally have churned a boxed cake into a tasty treat but going to a cake decorating class gave me a skillset I never knew I needed. No longer will you have to ugly cry because you can decorate the cake the way you imagined Where can Read more […]
Have you ever had that uneasy feeling of counting down the days to payday because you have more months left than you actually have money? It's definitely not a good feeling to be uncomfortable with your money and feel as if you are just a slave to that paycheck. So, one of the ways that you can break that cycle of living paycheck to paycheck is to get one month ahead of your bills.
How Much Are You Spending Every Single Month?
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