To the north, the 5,525-mile, 8,891-kilometer line separating it from Canada represents the longest border in the world. To the south, the 1,954-mile, 3,145-kilometer US-Mexico border is perhaps one of the most significant in the world.

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It separates two of the most economically and socially interlinked countries in the world.

The US buys more from Mexico than any other country, Mexico buys more from the US than any other country, and Mexico sells more to the US than any other country. …


(7) Tips for saving money for college

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College seniors celebrating graduations — Image from Unsplash.com Vasily Kolada

We know paying for college is often a source of anxiety for several families and want to help put your worries to rest. Every bit you are doing maybe a lot better than doing nothing in the least. regardless of how daunting it seems, know that you simply can economize and make a dent in tuition expenses — it’s never too late! and therefore the excellent news is that getting started is the hardest part. Here are seven helpful tips for a way to save lots of money for college: 1. Invest in…


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Your first home? Not for long — unsplash.com by Todd Kent

With a little bit of work, you can easily save some money here and there, but if you go all in, you might be able to make money off your own house? What — you might think. Just keep reading.

Buying a house is an emotional experience.

Every time you look for a house, you always have that vision in your mind; the food you could make, the nights in with friends and family, children playing out back, etc.

These feelings are so strong that they will easily cloud your judgment when it’s time to make a decision.

So how do you have to view your first home purchase?

Chad Carson…


Adopt a new mindset when it comes to money and financials

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Collaborative post — written by Emily

Money is arguably one of the most important things in our lives. Obviously, some people prioritize money differently, but without it, we couldn’t get all the material things we want or need.

Money is important in our lives; can we keep pretending it isn’t?

The truth is most of us know money is important, but we’re too scared to admit it because it will mean dealing with the state of our finances and finally facing our money fears, shame, guilt, and self-blame, etc., which can be uncomfortable (to put it mildly).

I know we…


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netflix.com

Secret ways to save lots of money on Netflix and other streaming services

These savings tactics can help whittle down what you pay for your streaming video subscription — monthly.

Not long ago, Netflix rolled out a price increase, but you don’t need to pay those prices.

One option is to depart Netflix. There are multiple cheaper streaming services.

But what if you aren’t willing to depart Netflix? Well, here’s a savings secret: you can still shave off some of your monthly subscription cost by paying with a discounted gift card. And here is how

1. Buy discounted iTunes or…


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A lot of people making their student budget hasn’t made a proper one before. That shouldn’t scare you away though. It’s a super important skill to learn and mastering it before you even graduate is huge. I’d highly recommend making budgets and experiencing with them in order to get a feel of how, when, and why.

Here are a couple of things to remember as a (typical) student

  1. Your income is irregular because it can often show up in chunks — a scholarship here, a student loan there, a part-time paycheck that depends on the hours you get assigned. …

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Bitcoin has been on quite a road trip for the last couple of months. It went from $5,000 to $20,000 in less than a year. A very impressive 4x if you had invested in March. So what’s the deal?

Today — Dec. 16th — Bitcoin reached an all-time high at more than $21,000. A 420%, nice, rise from back in March. The last time this happened with Bitcoin was back in 2017, but I believe it’s here to stay for good.

With rising inflation and uncertainty in the U.S. Dollar, it would make sense for a modern revolution of the currency we know today to take place. Bitcoin as a payment method would be safer and cheaper, not to mention easier.

Ruffer, a UK-based investment management company with more than £20bn (roughly $27bn) in assets under management, last month…


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A productive and active mindset — unsplash.com by Andreas Klassen

1. The wealthy think long term

More than anything, those who are poor and will stay that way aren’t considering their life in 20 years or perhaps five years. They’re thinking about Friday night, or worse, what they’re going to have for lunch.

The wealthy, as a rule, are planners and began planning their retirement in their 20s once they received their first paycheck. When the middle class gets around to thinking about retirement, typically in their mid-50s, the wealthy are doing estate aiming to attempt to find out how many generations they will make their wealth last.

When an…


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Displate, collect your passions

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Last month I made $700, 100% passively, without even lifting a finger.

I’m not gonna try to sell you some course, or even sell you anything. This is my experience, and I cannot guarantee the same success, but you can certainly try.

So how did I do it?

Well, it was quite simple actually. A couple of months back, I uploaded some poster designs to a website called displate.com. I didn’t think much about it and thought: “what’s the worst that can happen.”

I let it sit for some weeks and thought nothing of it. To be honest, I completely…


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Money doesn’t grow on trees — unsplash.com by Micheile Henderson

If you want to earn a bit of extra cash every month, a side hustle is probably the right thing for you. But lots of people have their regular jobs they need to maintain, so fitting in a 9–5 job with a proper side hustle might be hard. And that’s what we are going to be discussing here. Figuring out the way to balance a full-time job with a side hustle can put some time management skills to the test. If you’re working a full-time job and side hustle at the same time, we’ve got some tips from side hustle…

Mads Chris

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