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Let’s face it, trying to stay busy during this pandemic has become more and more challenging as the weeks turn into months. Never fear, here is a list of 50 things that can get you going immediately and keep your mind moving in a positive direction.

1. Complete A Puzzle

Our family has completed 3 puzzles so far while we have been sheltering at home, one of which was 1000 pieces large. When my daughter brought out the 1000 piece puzzle, I thought we would never get done. However, 2 days later the puzzle had been completed. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind at it.

2. Start A Journal

If you like to write, this may be for you and especially during this time that is for sure going to be in the history books. Cataloging your feels, what you were doing and even what your kids thought can be great to reflect on years from now. Even if it’s not just about the here and now, cataloging your life over years of time can provide for a way to relive your past for years to come.

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We are in unprecedented times. The world is in shock and awe as this terrible virus swirls around the globe with the President of the United States declaring a national emergency, unlocking billions of dollars to prevent America from falling into desperate times.

For every person in America, there is immediate concern and stress that has come over each one of us almost over night. Where did this come from and why can’t I get my normal life back?

Each one of us has a different set of concerns. How do I prevent from getting sick? Should I just sit at home and cut myself off from society? What just happened to my 401k plan and now what? Will I have a job tomorrow? What should I be doing now to protect my financial future?

These are unprecedented times and they don’t come with detailed instructions. So what am I to do? We wanted to attempt to calm everyone’s nerves here and provide some tips on what to do financially given this sudden outbreak and global pandemic that has completely uprooted our lives as we know it.

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Call A Good Friend

There is nothing better than reaching out to a good friend of yours, especially a long time friend and having a conversation with them out of the blue.

Revisit an old story from the past, plan a future time to meet up for drinks or dinner, ask them how their day is going and see if you can help them in any way.

In fact, it’s scientifically proven that having your best friend around you reduces your stress hormone cortisol and increases your overall self worth. This is based on an actual study conducted in 2011 by Developmental Psychology.

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Drew’s Ultimate Credit Card Guide

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There are so many different credit card offers available today, your search to find the perfect credit card for you can be so daunting of a task and you are left wondering if I have the best deal.

Search no further! By analyzing 3,476 credit cards issued from 600 banks the epic comparison list has been compiled to showcase the absolute best credit card offers, easily organized in a categorized list broken down by the benefit for each card.

Are you strictly looking for credit cards that carries a 0% APR? Maybe you are mostly interested in credit cards that reward you with travel perks?

Perhaps maybe, you are looking for specific rewards like a cash back reward.

Maybe, you are just looking for a credit card that has no annual fee that you can use in case of an emergency.

At any rate, we have categorized available cards across all of these types of categories so you don’t need to venture out to all of these different credit card sites to understand what each offer is. We have distilled this down into the perks that are of most interest to you!

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I know it may be hard to imagine that spring is coming soon, especially for those us who are up here in the northern states like us. How can we be talking about spring already?

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring break! Let the warm weather in and the sun shine!

I wanted to compile a short list of options for those who want to plan a spring break somewhere warm but not to let it break the bank while you are doing it.

Believe it or not, great vacations are still within reach if you are watching your budget this sprint. It all comes down to how you approach the vacation and where you spend your money.

After we take a trip through some of these vacation destinations, I am going to walk you through a few tips on how to take a great vacation but also have some frugality to it as well.

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About a year ago, I was on the look out for other interesting avenues to invest money into. I tried out several of these companies that were either giving away free money or free stocks as incentive to sign up for their service.

After a number of services gave me free money or free stocks, I started to fall in love with the concept that one of these services provided.

Have you ever been to a store where they ask you if you are willing to round up your purchase that you make and they will give the change to a local charity that the store is supporting? This service does the same thing, except that it’s for every one of your purchases and guess what, it’s not going into a charity, but rather it’s going into your investment fund.

Why is this a brilliant idea? Well who thinks about the change anymore when making purchases right? If you go buy lunch and it comes to let’s say $7.67. Would you care if that lunch actually cost you $8? Probably not.

What this service does for you, is detects that you spend $7.67 in your checking account and it comes in and takes 33 cents out of your account to round that purchase up to $8.

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As the Federal Reserve continues to cut interests rates, students looking to take out their first student loan or those wishing to refinance could be in for a treat as the interest rates on these loans plummet downward beyond any recent near-term lows.

Forbes mentioned recently that student loans have gotten absurdly cheap this year and it might be the right time for you to take a look at taking advantage of the interests rates that are out there.

Now may be the time for you to consider taking that student loan or refinancing the ones you already have to snag that low interest rate that we are experiencing right now.

In this guide, we will take a tour of all your options that you have when taking out a new student loan or if you already have a student loan in place, how can you refinance your loan and take advantage of these record low student loan interest rates.

So let’s get started! We have separated this post between those who are looking for that new student loan and then later in the post, we talk through options to refinance your loan.

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When I was younger, no one sat down with me and explained the world of investing to me. I remember when I was a teenager, wondering about what these things called mutual funds were, but I never actually figured it out until much later.

To further that, I figured at the time that I never had enough money when I was young to make a dent into the world of investing. This was dead wrong and the thought process a lot of people get pulled into and they shouldn’t.

I wish someone had explained investing to me because the earlier that you invest your money, even if it’s not a significant amount of money, the more compound interest you have the opportunity to earn in your lifetime.

Speaking of compound interest, I wrote a post last year called How to Get Rich & Retire By Age 50, where I show you that even setting aside $1000 a year can fill out a very nice retirement fund by the time you are 50 years old. The key to making this happen is to started investing early, even if the investment each month is not very much.

In these examples, I am only suggesting you invest a whopping $84 a month starting at the age of 18. If you do just that, at an aggressive growth stock strategy and watching what you are investing in, you could have over $2,000,000 by the age of 50.

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Trust me, I hate credit cards just as much as the next person because they have caused me a lot of grief in my life over the years since I was old enough to have one.

In fact, as I have mentioned many times on this blog, we were at one point over $75,000 in credit card debt. Looking back, I can’t even believe we were able to get out of that amount of debt. With perseverance and a lot of hard work, we did it and couldn’t be happier that being in debt is behind us.

So with that being said, I am not recommending this practice if you are already deep in debt. You should cut off all use of credit cards and focus on getting out of debt first and foremost.

On the flip side, if you can use credit cards responsibly and pay off your credit cards every month, there are a wide world of rewards awaiting you at your fingers tips that can lead you to cheap or free vacations to travel anywhere you want around the world.

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It’s the American Dream right? To build one or many income streams and then set them on auto pilot? That’s exactly what I am going to describe to you in today’s blog post. Passive Income.

I have built a number of passive income streams over the years and have been working on a number more of them over the past several years. The beauty of passive income streams is that once you build them and get them going, you can set them on auto pilot and keep earning money for years even while you sleep. Sounds awesome right?

Have you ever taken a vacation and dreamed about the day in which vacation could become your every day life because you no longer had to return to work? It’s all possible with passive income streams if you put a little bit of effort into them to kick start them.

For me, creating more passive income streams is all about getting more out of life while you are on this earth. If you can earn income in the background on auto pilot, it would give you the time to experience everything that life has to offer rather than having to go to work and fight the rat race every day.

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