Budget Hacks

April 19, 2018
Tips for Budgeting as a Couple premium

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 […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
April 13, 2018
The 10 Most Common Budgeting Mistakes premium

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 […]

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Andrew Swinney
Urban Dictionary: Tax Edition premium

Taxes, amiright? Can’t live with ‘em, can’t leave ‘em by the side of the road. Because that would be setting yourself up for identity theft. Is it even theft if you just left it there for anyone to find? Maybe more like identity gift. Anyhoo. With more complex tax regulations on the horizon, this is […]

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January 29, 2018
Strategies to Maximize Your Retirement Savings premium

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 […]

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Andrew Swinney
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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Guest Author
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