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How to Stop Being Afraid and Live Your Dreams

Babe Ruth once said, "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." To achieve our dreams, we have to be committed and determined. The twin fears of failure and rejection keep many people from pursuing what they want — dream careers, loving relationships, passion projects, and even moving to a new city. Fear is a powerful deterrent, although we can also turn it into an ally and motivator. […]

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Become More Hirable

If you are currently on the hunt for employment or have been considering a venture into a new job, there may be some things that need your attention pronto. It's easy to become complacent, especially if you've been working in the same job for multiple years. But when it is time to find a new job, you may have a lot of catching up to do. […]

8 Surprising Life and Money Lessons from Will Ferrell Movies

You may love Will Ferrell movies for the hilarious characters, catchy one-liners, and entertaining outfits, but if you watch closely, you'll spot some surprising personal finance and career advice tucked in amid the jokes. Come along for a brief synopsis of some of Will's movies and the lessons that can be learned. (See also: Personal Finance Lessons From Bruce Springsteen) 1. […]

Weekend Getaway Giveaway

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10 of America's Awesomest Cheap Cities

We all know that the land of the free isn't really "free" at all. While opportunity may abound in America, bills tend to do the same, as we all need to put food on the table and keep personal finances well-attended to. At the same time, some places are cheaper to live in than others, and certain cities that lend themselves well to frugal lifestyles and the agenda of the penny pincher. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money at the Gas Pump

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money at the pump, plugging your financial leaks, and conversation starters that make mingling fun. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump — Using your brakes as little as possible and avoiding traffic can help you save at the gas pump. […]

9 Techniques That Can Help You Conquer Any Fear

John Wayne, an American icon of fearlessness, famously said, "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." We're all afraid of something. What defines us is not that fear, but how we rise above it. Below are effective methods I've used to conquer my many fears and live a rich, fulfilling life in the process. (See also: How to Do Things That Scare You) 1. […]

Job Hunting Tips for the Recently Fired (and Some for the Rest of Us, Too)

Job hunting after you've been fired can be an intimidating task, especially in a tight job market. It may not be a cakewalk, but there are ways to make getting your first post-termination job a bit easier. And once you've cleared that hurdle, the impact a firing has on future job searches decreases. […]

This Is How Donald Trump Builds Wealth (and You Can Too)

For most people the name Donald Trump conjures up many images — the hair, the pout, the Tower, the casinos. And, of course, "The Apprentice." He is certainly one of our culture's most recognizable personalities, and since the 1970s he has accumulated enormous wealth. But has that wealth made him financially independent? Not necessarily, at least not until recently. […]