Budget Hacks

September 21, 2017
Federal Pell Grants 101: Are you missing out on free financial aid? premium

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 […]

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Jackson Wise
August 9, 2017
Nine ways to raise last-minute cash for college premium

This post was provided by Mary Walton. 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. […]

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June 5, 2017
How to use a Kasasa account to grow your emergency fund premium

"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..."

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May 16, 2017
8 clever ways to save up for your summer vacation premium

Sadly, summer vacation excitement ≠ affordability. Value Penguin reported the average person pays $584 for a 4-day domestic vacation. Here's how to save up.

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Jackson Wise
4 ways you can recommit to your money goals this month premium

80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. Here's how you can get motivated, dust those money goals off, and get back on track.

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February 7, 2017
Craft your love: 6 DIY ways to show your love for someone premium

Love is priceless, but expressing it... that can cost you a pretty penny, especially on Valentine’s Day. Digging yourself into debt to buy your significant other flowers, jewelry, sports tickets or some other pricey gift doesn’t do either of you any good in the long run. Good news: You don’t have to spend a fortune […]

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Jackson Wise
November 10, 2016
Thanksgiving décor on the cheap premium

While food takes center stage on Thanksgiving, it's likely you want to give your place that warm, autumnal feel, too. But with meal expenses already piling up, how can you have Thanksgiving decor without over-extending your budget?

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Amanda Reed
September 28, 2016
How to stretch your food budget with minimal planning premium

Although grocery shopping can be an expensive endeavor, these simple and low-maintenance ideas help you stay on budget.

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Jackson Wise
September 12, 2016
Cheap ways to watch the game if you cut cable premium

Now that it's so easy to save money and still enjoy the game you love, cutting cable feels even better.

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Amanda Reed
September 5, 2016
Budget playbook: Fantasy Football draft night party on the cheap premium

You want to keep this fun, trash-talking bruise-fest on a budget. Don’t worry. We’re here to coach you through it.

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Jackson Wise