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5 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid as a Digital Nomad

When you’re jet-setting from country to country, it’s easy to forget about responsibilities back at home. But ignoring your student loans would be a mistake that could haunt you for years to come.

That’s not to say you should let student loans hold you back from traveling the world. On the contrary, going abroad, especially somewhere with a low cost of living, could be a great strategy for getting out of debt fast.

Just make sure you’re not making any of these student loan mistakes along the way.  Continue reading “5 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid as a Digital Nomad”

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How to Save Money for Travel: 8 Savvy Tips

You’d love to get more stamps in your passport, but unfortunately your bank account isn’t on board. Even if you’re a budget traveler, the costs of flights and hotels can definitely add up.

So if you’re dying to explore somewhere new, spend some time saving up for your trip. Even though it could take months or even years, eventually you’ll have enough in your travel fund to hit the skies.

And you won’t have to worry about overspending or racking up credit card debt, because you’ll already have money set aside to cover your trip. Continue reading “How to Save Money for Travel: 8 Savvy Tips”

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Work Remotely? These Places Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There

Working remotely comes with a ton of benefits. You can ditch your commute, work from wherever you want, and manage your time on your own schedule. You don’t have to have a boss looking over your shoulder or make awkward chit chat with coworkers at the water cooler.

And thanks to two forward-thinking programs from the state of Vermont and the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, working remotely could also add $10,000 to your bank account! To attract young, tech-savvy workers, Vermont and Tulsa are offering up to $10k to telecommuters who relocate there, along with a host of other sweet benefits.

Interested in states that will pay you to move there? Read on to learn the details of these two awesome programs. Continue reading “Work Remotely? These Places Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There”

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8 Major Money Wasters to Avoid When You Travel

What’s stopping you from traveling as much as you want to? If you’re like most people, your answer is probably money.

The costs of traveling can definitely add up, but there are tried-and-true ways to avoid overspending when you take trips.

If you’re looking to keep expenses down (so you have more to put toward your next adventure), make sure you’re not wasting money on any of these unnecessary travel expenses. Continue reading “8 Major Money Wasters to Avoid When You Travel”

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How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast: 15 Expert Strategies That Work

As a personal finance writer, I’ve interviewed a number of “success stories” who paid off a massive amount in student loans in a short amount of time. Sure, some of them had higher-than-average incomes, but most didn’t bring home an especially large salary.

Instead, they kept their living costs crazy low so they could throw as many extra payments as possible at their debt each month. Plus, they found ways to boost their income and lower their interest rates, often through student loan refinancing, to crush their debt even faster.

Although paying off student loans ahead of schedule will probably require some lifestyle changes, these sacrifices could be worth it in the long run. After all, using one or more of these approaches could bring you years closer to a debt-free life. Continue reading “How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast: 15 Expert Strategies That Work”

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How to Start Your Awesome Blog: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Are you ready to turn your amazing idea for a blog into a reality?

Even if you have no idea how to start a blog, I’ve got good news for you: Starting your blog is the easy part. You definitely don’t need to be a tech wizard to register a domain name or design an eye-catching website.

Of course, sticking to a regular publishing schedule can be a different story (hello, procrastination!). But getting your blog up and running online is easy and doesn’t take much time at all.

If you’re ready to join the community of bloggers who write and make money online, read on to learn how to start a blog, step by step. Continue reading “How to Start Your Awesome Blog: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide”

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Student Loans Devouring Your Travel Fund? How Refinancing Could Help

Are student loans getting in the way of your dream to travel the world?

Although there’s no easy way to get rid of your student loans, there is a useful strategy for saving money on them: student loan refinancing. I refinanced my student loans a few years ago, and was able to shave years off my debt and save thousands in interest.

And as someone who loves to travel, having extra money to put toward my adventures was well worth the effort it took to refinance my loans with a new lender. That said, refinancing isn’t for everyone, so you should know all the pros and cons before you make changes to your debt.

This guide will explain what refinancing is, who should refinance, and how to go about the process. Continue reading “Student Loans Devouring Your Travel Fund? How Refinancing Could Help”

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5 Savvy Strategies for Managing Student Loans as a Digital Nomad

Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached scary new heights. Altogether, Americans owe $1.48 trillion in education debt. In the Class of 2017, the average graduate left college owing $39,400 — and that doesn’t even include whatever student loans they might take on in the future for graduate school.

If you’ve got student loans, you know how stressful it can be to send off big payments to a loan servicer each and every month. But rest assured, your student loans don’t have to stop you from building a career you love while traveling the world.

By exploring your student loan repayment options and finding the right approach, you can still accomplish both these goals. Whether you’re trying to become a digital nomad or simply travel more, here are five savvy strategies for managing your student loans. Continue reading “5 Savvy Strategies for Managing Student Loans as a Digital Nomad”

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10 Tips for Traveling the World When You Have No Money

So you want to travel the world, but you’re broke AF. Luckily, the force of your wanderlust is stronger than the emptiness of your bank account.

To grow your travel fund fast, you need strategies to earn more and spend less. Here are 10 effective ways to do both. Continue reading “10 Tips for Traveling the World When You Have No Money”

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7 Creative Ways to Save Money on Rent When You’re Location Independent

When your job lets you work from anywhere, you have the unique luxury to choose where you want to live. Whether you want to stay in your hometown or move abroad, you’re free to settle wherever  (WiFi and visas allowing).

At the same time, you don’t want to bust your budget on an apartment you can’t afford. Before moving, make the most of these seven creative ways to save money on rent and safeguard your finances. Continue reading “7 Creative Ways to Save Money on Rent When You’re Location Independent”