40 Jobs for Animal Lovers

Wildlife advocates Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived with a wolf pack in a 25-acre enclosure for six years. Their home, a large tent near the Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho, had no electricity or running water. While living with and studying the wolves, the Dutchers made documentaries and wrote books about them. Interesting work if you can get it. Maybe you…
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Maximize Cash Back and Points on Your Credit Cards

Think you've done well with credit card points and cashback offers? A man who calls himself Joe Taxpayer bought $50,000 worth of debit gift cards, in order to take advantage of a temporary 10-percent cash-back promotion on his MasterCard. After paying the purchase fees ($ for each $500 card), he netted $4,500. I made over $2,700 profit from credit cards…
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Are You Self-Employed or a Business Owner?

The IRS lists 25 types of income ranging from gambling to capital gains to cancelled debt (yes, they tax even that). But for most of us income comes from paychecks or profits; in other words employment or business. But even if you are your own boss you aren't necessarily a business owner. You might just be self-employed, and that can…
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How to Meet the Requirements for Bank Bonuses

You've probably seen a few bank account bonus offers. Chase, for example, regularly gives money to new customers who open checking or savings accounts. I snagged $125 for a Chase checking account last year and $175 for a Chase savings account this year. And that's the low end. At the moment the big news in the world of bonus-chasers is…
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15 Ways to Make Money With Your House

Some financial gurus, like Robert Kyosaki, say a home is not an investment or an asset in the traditional sense because it cost money every month rather than making money. But in addition to the investments that make money, there are those that save you money, and a house can easily fit this category. For example, a fixed-rate mortgage loan…
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How I Collect Thousands in Credit Card Bonuses

Total: $1,806 That's what I've made¬†with credit cards this year, mostly from bonuses (a small percentage came from cashback from normal use). I received about half of that in the form of cash equivalents like statement credits, checks in the mail, or gift cards for Walmart, where we buy our groceries. The other half has been in the form of…
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Information on Writing Contests

I've previously written about writing contests, and there was enough interest that I thought it would be useful to gather together some information on how to find these contests. Below you'll find some great examples of regular contests in various genres, along with links to places where you can find more. Following that you'll find links to true stories that…
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