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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Stimulus or Scam ?

 

(This a photo of me clutching my wallet with a surprised look used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Stimulus or Scam?)

It’s stimulus season again and that means the scammers are out in full force and they want YOU! This time around, individuals who were not eligible to receive stimulus checks previously like people with disabilities who were dependents can and this makes them a target. Typically, scammers look for people who are easy to manipulate like the elderly, college students, and the disability community. Last time I checked your stimulus did not include compensation for any scams so be on the lookout for their many tricks. While these individuals are becoming even more savvier there are a few things that often give their lies away.

Remember, if something is too good to be true than it is so go with your gut. This may sound like “Hey wanna make $100 on CashApp by giving me $10?” It’s a total scam guys don’t fall for it! Around this time you’ve probably noticed that the “opportunities” involving “building your own team of individuals to fast forward into financial freedom” are back on the prowl. These are multilevel marketing schemes and it’s NOT an opportunity. You basically do all the work and someone else gets the reward by you being on their “team”. My all time favorite is “The Sob Story” you know the person who has a terrible event happen where they need let’s say $1400 to help them out? I don’t think so I’d recommend they call Jesus NOT you!

There are many ways to avoid these frauds by keeping good company or individuals who are not obsessed with fast money. The people who you consider friends and family should have good judgement and commons sense. Also, feel free to tell someone you’re not interested or pretend you’re getting a phone call. There is nothing wrong with making up something to avoid someone who is wasting your time so don’t feel bad! Check out the video below for information on how to avoid being scammed.

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