It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And the most expensive. It’s that time of year when we flock to stores to knock out our Christmas shopping list. Some bloggers will tell you that the way to save money is to make your own gifts or to donate to a charity on behalf of […]
Saving money as a student can be hard. Life in a university can be expensive, and as a student, your budget is limited. You have certain liabilities that need to be paid off every month. These include costs for rent, electricity, and internet, books, travel, food, and drinks. Unless you work part-time for 20 hours […]
Some habits form so easily we aren't even aware of them, like the way we manage and spend our money. Poor spending habits can easily land us in trouble. One of the ways we get derailed from our budgeting is by trying to keep up with the Joneses. Which made us wonder, how does our spending […]
Summer vacations don't have to leave you broke. Here are 10 cheap vacation ideas to save some extra cash on your trips this year.
While you might be able to get away with just wingin’ it budget-wise as a single person, once you enter serious coupledom territory, chances are that will no longer fly. Finances are so closely intertwined with the success of a relationship, it’s important to be upfront and REAL about where you stand financially. These tips […]
Budget Mistake #1: Not Having One There is no way around it... making a budget sucks. It's scary. I mean, what if you don't like what you find? Besides, isn't there a saying "ignorance is bliss?" You may want to avoid it but making a budget and some financial adjustments is much less painful than […]
It's easy to put off saving for retirement, right? I mean, who knows how much you'll actually need? It's so far away, and you have bills to pay today... Unfortunately, the best way to hit your retirement goal is to start early. "According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the mean retirement savings of […]
Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014. One of the key components of financial aid for students comes in […]
It's no secret that college is an expensive place to be, and prospective students are always worried about being able to afford it. If you're concerned about not having enough cash, don't fret. There are plenty of ways you can raise some money before you head to college. Here are nine ways you can raise […]
"It didn't take long to realize I was missing out on the ability to earn up to 200 times the annual interest rate of my commercial bank..."