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It’s a new year and that means you should have a new financial plan if you’re not happy with where you are. Here are a few tips from hip-hop’s money man, Rob Wilson:

Earn More Money – The “gig economy” is here to stay. Here are some of the best ways to find extra work and make more money.

UpWork – Freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely.

HourlyNerd– Online marketplace for consulting gigs, targeted at MBAs from top schools

Manage The Money You Have:  Feel like you’re “all over the place” when it comes to managing your money? Here are a few great ways to get your finances in order.

Coin – A new device that allows you to consolidate all of your cards into one. No more carrying 50 different cards in your wallet.

Take advantage of peer-to-peer payment apps:

Venmo   and Square Cash – These are mobile apps that make it easy to pay friends to split restaurant bills, pay rent etc. And they are FREE!

Invest Wisely: 

Robinhood.com – Online brokerage that allows customers to buy and sell US listed stocks and ETFs with no commission. Other brokerages like Schwab or eTrade charge up to $10 per trade.

Rob Wilson is a financial advisor, television contributor and new media personality who concentrates his practice on providing advice to and managing financial affairs for successful professional athletes, entertainers and other young professionals. His work providing advice and guidance to prominent young stars has earned him the moniker “Hip Hop’s Financial Advisor.” In January of 2014, Rob launched his own independent financial advisory firm, Wilson Insight.

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