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I Bought 7 Fitbits in Half a Decade. Here's Why I'll Never Buy Another One
I'm sure you can relate. You buy a Fitbit, use it religiously for a few months, and then taper off until you forget it exists. I've been there. However, pedometers and smartwatches became part of my daily routine over time. Consequently, I bought seven Fitbits for myself, my family members, and friends in the past half a decade. I currently still own two Fitbit devices.
Some Banks Will Not Work With Digital Nomads. Does Yours?
I discovered Betterment in 2018 as an alternative to Acorns. Despite being four years younger than Betterment, Acorns had built a massive following of Millennials looking for ways to squirrel away our pennies for a rainy day. I loved the idea of rounding up my purchases and investing those pennies, but I did not like the monthly fees.
I Got Stranded in Europe for THREE DAYS Amid Multi-Country Strikes
From the days of King Louis XVI to present-day France, no one rebelled like the French. But, while they stole headlines around the world recently, other countries were also protesting and on strike:
Should You Take a Gap Year To Travel and Explore?
I graduated from high school at 16 years old. The university I wanted to attend told me I was too young and suggested I take a year off. Instead, I went to community college and then transferred after completing my associate's.
What Kind of Insurance Do I Need for My RV?
Purchasing a recreational vehicle is more like buying a home than a car. Insuring it could feel very much the same. Some insurance companies insure RVs, while some do not. Some provide recreational insurance but will not insure full-time travelers. You could find yourself needing to switch insurance policies for the rest of your possessions, so you can benefit from bundling plans.
Are You Struggling To Stay Focused? Try These 6 Productivity Hacks.
At almost 33 years old, I’ve begun to wonder whether I have undiagnosed ADHD. Most people who know me might balk at the idea. I get so much done and have a reputation for great focus. However, the truth is that it takes me way more time to get things done than most people because I can only focus when I’m distracted.
These 5 Things Would Make Animal Crossing So Much Better
Let me preface this with 3 critical points: I am a huge fan of The Sims and have played the game since I was 18 years old. (I'm 33) Animal Crossing fascinated me so much that I bought the limited edition ACNH handset before ever playing it for the first time. (No regrets!) I enjoy Animal Crossing, but it has fewer features than The Sims 4 and costs way more.
6 Great Places You Can Use Your Interest-Free PayPal Credit
I discovered PayPal Credit while hunting for a rooftop tent in 2021. A personal line of credit with six months of zero interest payment sounded amazing. But, when I applied for the account, PayPal approved me for much less than I needed for the tent.
How To Make More and Work Less as a Freelance Writer
My mom often jokes that she wants to be just like me when she grows up. At 25 years old, I ditched corporate life to pursue a life of adventure and travel. I worked seven days per week to build my freelance business into the indie PR firm it is today.
What I Learned After 2 Years of Experimenting With My Credit Score
I got my Social Security Number shortly after migrating to America. I spent the first few years trying to increase the number so I could qualify for good interest rates on credit cards and a car loan.
How To Avoid Spreading Yourself Too Thin Across Multiple Platforms
Every few months, a new platform emerges for content creation. They all promise excellent monetization options, but how often does this pan out? For most of us, not very often. Even so, there's no way to know which platform will work for you until you try it.