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  • Mar 30, 2021 09:17 PM
    Last: 8mo
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    So for there's 21 Democrats in the Senate that are pushing President Biden to extend some of the government benefits in the recent relief bills. Two of which being recurring stimulus checks and jobless benefits. They're saying the goal in extending these are to make sure relief does not lapse.

    I couldn't agree with them more and I really really hope that more of the Senate pushes for this. After all, a stimulus is no good if it's not able to stimulate anything. It's just a relief check if it's just going to bills. A true stimulus would be to encourage spending on other things.

  • Mar 29, 2021 03:38 PM
    Last: 8mo
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    I've never been in a focus group like that but I would given the opportunity. i wouldn't even know where to sign up for those things.
  • Mar 29, 2021 05:51 PM
    Last: 8mo
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    This is an excellent tip. Thanks for sharing. Everyone should keep up with their credit score on a regular basis. If anything it helps to make sure no one is messing with your name or anything.
  • Mar 27, 2021 02:48 PM
    Last: 8mo
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    This is a great tip. Every little bit helps when you're paying off your mortgage. These little moves here and there or paying a little more than what's required can go a long way in the long run.
  • Mar 25, 2021 06:55 PM
    Last: 8mo
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    BlankCheck Wrote: I've had old gift cards just lying around and collecting dust in my drawers and on my countertops. I know there are services out there that will take your gift cards with remaining balances and give you cash for them. Has anyone ever used this type of service before? Or is it a rip off? I definitely could see it being pretty beneficial when that uncle gets you a gift card to a store you wouldn't want to shop at. I know this because it happened to me. :)
    I'd say the only benefit is getting cash for the otherwise useless giftcard (if you plan on never going to where the gift card is for). Other than that, I'm pretty sure you lose money on them so the company can somehow make a profit.
  • Mar 21, 2021 11:21 AM
    Last: 9mo
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    WyattTown Wrote:

    I would consider the market you are selling it in and what the housing market in that area has done the last year or so. Wouldn't hurt talking to a realtor as well to see what their take on the market is right now too, and where they expect it to be in 6 months and a year from now.

    If the market is at a relative high and it could go down then selling immediately would make a lot of sense. But if your investment can make you even more money just by renting it out for a year and then selling it when its worth a lot more than I would do that.

    thanks for the advice. I guess I should do a whole lot more research before I make any decision.
  • Mar 21, 2021 11:21 AM
    Last: 9mo
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    Does anyone have any tips for me about this? I'm thinking about building a house specifically with it in mind to make money on. I don't plan to live in the house at all. I plan to build it and start making money on it right away. I just don't know if it's best to plan to sell the house as soon as it's finished. Or if I should try to rent it or even make it like a air bnb type thing. I know it'll take a while for a profit with the air bnb or renting. I could probably make money if I sold it as soon as I finished it. I don't know. I definitely need to research it more before I jump in. But was hoping for some tips if anyone has any.
  • Mar 20, 2021 04:46 PM
    Last: 9mo
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    I did this and I'm really happy about the decision. I was a little nervous at first because I didn't want to have lower quality phone calls or hit or miss data. But its been great so far and im saving quite a bit of money each month because of it.
  • Jun 10, 2020 05:51 PM
    Last: 9mo
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    state taxes had a huge impact on where I decided to live. I was looking at decent house in a pretty nice area where I'm at but the taxes were really high. I decided to get a much nice house 15 minutes down the road because it was technically across the boarder. Saved me a bunch in taxes.