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POSTJul 16, 2020
College is great, but college is also hard. And in between juggling classes, homework, projects, internships, jobs, and activities, you’re also learning to take care of yourself for the first time. Most college students are learning to do this on a serious budget, too. The stereotypes of the broke college student surviving off of packets . . .
POSTMay 05, 2020
Everyone has to eat, and buying groceries is a fact of life. Although stocking a kitchen with food for meals and snacks is a part of most monthly budgets, these expenditures don’t have to break the bank. Instead of spending a sizable chunk of your take-home pay at the grocery store or spending hours couponing, . . .
POSTApr 30, 2020
The average American spent $183.79 on cleaning and laundry supplies in 2018, up from $139.99 in 2007. Of course, if you have a large family, a large home, kids, or pets or need unique products due to allergies or other sensitivities, you’re going to spend more money than the average. You can search for coupons . . .
POSTApr 29, 2020
Sometimes in life, you get lucky by getting an unexpected bonus at work, an incredibly generous birthday gift, an inheritance, or some other sort of monetary windfall. What should you do with it? Let’s be honest: If you put that $1,000 into your checking account without any plan, you’ll probably end up frittering it away . . .
POSTApr 02, 2020
Saving should be simple, but the truth is that for many of us, extra money can be difficult to find when expenses pile up. When you add in unexpected costs that may come up, saving money can seem impossible. A recent survey found that as many as 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Without . . .
POSTMar 12, 2020
Graduating from college is both exciting and a little scary! New graduates move into a new era of their lives, when they need to establish their careers, their adult social lives, and their financial future. The truth is, though, that many new graduates find themselves in the position of having to pay for the past . . .
POSTMar 11, 2020
Have you ever opened your electric bill and been horrified by the amount you owe? We’ve all been there. But experts estimate that 58% of the energy produced in the United States is wasted. Yikes! We’ve all heard of some ways to improve energy efficiency at home, but they can require a big up-front investment. . . .
POSTJan 28, 2020
Congratulations on graduating from high school! You get a nifty cap to throw in the air, a piece of paper stating your accomplishment, and a whole lot of brand-new adult responsibilities. Whether you’re off to college or about to start your first full-time job, your life is about to change forever. Money certainly isn’t everything, . . .
POSTNov 04, 2019
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by missed loan payments or overdue credit card bills, you’re far from the only one. Many people find themselves in the red in their monthly budget as a result of overspending. People have many different reasons for overspending, so the first step toward a solution is to know yourself. Find . . .
POSTOct 07, 2019
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health, as poor sleep can affect your brain function, hormones, and cause weight gain. Here are some helpful tips to get some better quality shut-eye!