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(Featured) Finding Money to Trade with a Tight Budget

Think you don’t have any money to trade?  I am here to tell you that you are wrong!  Everyone has money to trade.  Yes, even you.  If financial freedom is truly a priority to you, then you can make trading happen.  Together we will find money for you to trade even if you are on a tight budget!

Sacrifices may need to be made but have you thought about why you want to trade?  Are you looking to retire early?  Create a stream of income?  Fund a business? Or even pay down debt?  Knowing the why will make the next 4 steps so much easier.

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6 Cheap Hotel Alternatives (that aren’t Airbnb)

You’ve found the perfect flight deal for your upcoming trip but now you need a place to stay. You searched hotels in the area but they all seem overpriced. Plus, you are looking for a different type of experience.  An experience that a hotel can’t offer.  What’s next for finding the perfect place to stay?

Before a few months ago, I would’ve immediately said Airbnb is the alternative for cheap lodging.  If you aren’t familiar with Airbnb, it is an online marketplace that allows people to list, find, and rent vacation homes for a small processing fee. The main pro of Airbnb is that you are able to find a nice place to stay, for a low price and in an ideal location.

From customers facing discrimination to safety issues, 2016 hasn’t been the best year for Airbnb. Good news is that Airbnb isn’t the only inexpensive hotel alternative. Check out these 6 cheap hotel alternatives that aren’t Airbnb.

 

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4 Lessons the Gym Taught Me About Investing

Today’s post is written by an awesome trading and investment coach, Tela Holcomb.  Check out her bio at the end of the post! 

Do you workout?  Earlier this year, I started working out… again and it feels great getting into shape!  I have more energy and I feel stronger.  It also feels great to know working out has long-term health benefits.

Well, it’s just as important to keep your finance in shape.  Part of being financially fit is learning how to invest for retirement.  Today, I’m sharing with you four lessons the gym taught me about investing.

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What Brexit Means for the Average Millennial

Brexit.  The term has been all over the media for the past few days.  Brexit is the affectionate term for British voters voting in favor of leaving the European Union which took place Friday, June 24th.  Although it may take 2 years for Britain to officially leave the European Union, there has been speculation about the immediate and long term effects.  If you are like me, you may be wondering what Brexit means to you.  Don’t worry, I’ll tell you.

What Brexit Means for the AverageMillennial

 

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4 Things Millennials Need To Do Now for Retirement

Retirement is one of the furthest things from the mind of most millennials.  I mean, it is 30-40 years away!  When I started my first job, it definitely wasn’t the first thing on my mind.  Also, saving for retirement is something that is rarely discussed in high school or college.  I know, retirement seems like it is decades away.  And it is.  However, the time is now to start securing your financial future.

81% of millennials are worried that Social Security will not be around when it is time for us to retire. So, if social security isn’t going to be there when it is time for us to retire, what are we going to do about it?   It is a reality that our retirement may look a lot different than our parents and grandparents generations. In fact, a recent article from USA Today stated that millennials will need an estimated $1.8 million (at least) when its time to retire!  That is a lot of money! Check out these 4 Steps that Millennials need to take now to secure retirement:

 

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FFF Travels: Dominican Republic for $1000 or Less

Due to popular demand, Financially Fit & Fab is starting a new travel hacking series: FFF Travels for $1000 or less.  Expect to see real life examples of international and domestic trips that I have taken for $1000 or less.  Some trips will be much less than $1000 and others will come right to the cusp.  The dollar amount spent on the trip will include flight, lodging, food & drink, as well as basic entertainment.  

First up is the Dominican Republic!  I was in Puerto Plata, DR for 5 days and 4 nights during May 2016.

FFF Travels-Dominican Republic for $1000 or less

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5 Financial Myths – Busted!

Today’s post is from Julie who is a certified coach and physician. Julie is passionate about helping people to make better choices to live simply and live well. Learn more at Choosebetterlife.com and get her 5 Step Guide to Clear the Clutter to jumpstart your transformation today! 

“You need a budget,” they say. “Stock up on sale items,” they say. So now you have a budget that you update 27 times a day and a basement full of cereal and soup in flavors you now hate and clothes and shoes that you thought your kids would grow into–but forgot about until they grew right through them. And they don’t have much to say about it.

You’ve done what you were supposed to do and you’re worse off than when you started. Your credit cards are maxed and you’re stressed and frustrated. As anyone would be. As you should be.

Let’s bust these 5 financial myths so you can make better choices, spend less money, and make more progress.Inline image 1

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[Featured] 6 Tips to Save Your Benjamins While Traveling

I have some exciting news! Things have been super busy over at Financially Fit & Fab and there is a ton of great content in store. I have connected with some awesome personal finance writers around the globe. From that came the first guest post last week, Budgeting Blunders: 5 Deadly Mistakes Often Made. In addition, this week Financially Fit and Fab has a post featured at Britt and the Benjamins titled, “6 Tips to Save Your Benjamins While Traveling“. Check out the post and leave some love in the comments!

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How I Raised My Credit Score 150+ Points

I will never forget the first time I pulled my credit score.  I was in my early twenties sitting around with college friends.  One friend just received a letter regarding a medical bill in collections that he didn’t realize existed.  So he decided to pull his credit report and credit score to see where he stood.

I thought to myself, I’ve never pulled my credit report before. I followed my friends lead and pulled my credit score too.  I figured it had to be good.  I mean, I paid my bills on time (for the most part).  I only had one $800 credit card from college.

Boy, was I in for the shock of my life!

Staring patiently at the screen, it finally came up.  My credit score was a 580!  580!  No, that had to be wrong.  I was mortified.  I thought I was responsible.  I thought my credit score would reflect that.

My credit score was only part of the story.  Therefore, I took the following steps to raise my credit score.

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Budgeting Blunders: 5 Deadly Mistakes Often Made

Financially Fit & Fab is now accepting guest posts!  This article was written by Stacy Barbee.  Stacy is a financial writer, blogger and content marketing enthusiast.  She uses content to vent her thoughts on money and financial issues through her site kissyourmoney.com!

Budgeting is mandatory for your survival. Period.

Budgeting helps you stay on track with your finances. Even though you may think you are budgeting like a pro, many mistakes can be made when making your first budget.  Check out these 5 deadly mistakes to avoid when developing a budget:

Budgeting Blunders-5 Mistakes Often Made

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