Good Financial Reads: Best Financial Apps of 2016, How to Land Your Dream Job, and More
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Catch up on some of the latest posts with this week’s roundup:
Best Financial Apps for 2016
by Michael Solari, Solari Financial Planning
If you’ve been searching for ways to simplify your budget, your phone or tablet can be one of the best tools available. There are tons of options for apps in the personal finance category, so next time you’re checking out the app store, be sure to look these up. Here are five of the best financial apps to keep your budget in check:[Read the Full Article]
How to Land Your Dream Job
by Mary Beth Storjohann, Workable Wealth
I don’t need to tell you why it would be amazing if you were able to land that dream job. Maybe it’s more pay. Maybe it’s exactly the type of work you love that wouldn’t feel like work at all. Or maybe it’s with a company that has created a culture that you know would allow you to do your very best work in the most awesome of environments. It’s possible that your dream job offers all of these opportunities.
So if you’re currently looking for a new job or you’re starting to consider new possibilities, here are some quick and dirty tips on how to land your dream job, fast![Read the Full Article]
FAQ on Emergency Funds
by Cady North, North Financial Advisors
I read a recent article that said most American’s (63% of us!) can’t handle a surprise $500 expense. That number shocked and saddened me, and it’s much higher than I would’ve expected. There are a few reasons I think this happens to people. First, overspending and paycheck creep prevent people from getting a handle on their finances. Then when an unexpected expense comes up, they have to go into debt and spend more of their disposable income on debt repayment. Then, they have even less means to prioritize savings.
Yes, lack of earnings growth over the last few years has been a problem. But there are plenty of people out there who earn a good living and still can’t come up with the funds needed to address a surprise expense.
by Tony Pampel, True Life Financial Planning
When you’re looking to reach your financial goals faster, earning a little extra money can go a long way. A side business can help you save more. It can also grow your marketable skills and gain the flexibility to take more risks with your career.
Your side business might be part-time and you might work from home, but it is a business. As a business owner, you have a whole host of responsibilities and liabilities beyond that of a regular employee.[Read the Full Article]