Kitchen Appliances You’ll Actually Want to Buy

These days, it seems like there’s a kitchen gadget for just about everything. From fancy egg slicers to $200 waffle makers, it’s easy enough to spend a small fortune outfitting your kitchen with tools and convenient items. Now you may be thinking that kitchen appliances are a good investment, since, conceivably, they’ll encourage you to […]

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Life After College is Still Expensive

A few years ago I graduated from college and I did not realize the amount of money I would need to spend over the course of the next three months. There are, unfortunately, numerous expenses associated with graduating from college — from finding your own apartment to feeding yourself — that many people should be aware […]

The Don’ts of Living Alone

You’re living alone for the first time, congratulations! Living on your own and learning to take care of yourself is a big step toward adulthood, but having your own space means you’re responsible for everything, including the financial side of things. Take it from me; I’ve been living on my own for the last six […]

Selling Your Home: The FSBO Method

Selling your home can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re a first-time seller. The goal, of course, is to maximize your profit. Most areas across America are currently experiencing a seller’s market, which means there are fewer homes for sale and sellers are able to command higher prices for their homes. If you’re a seller, […]

Building Your Emergency Fund on a Budget

At this point, you’re probably sick of hearing about the importance of an emergency fund. Yes, you get it: It’s important to set aside money for the rainy days. But if you can barely save a month’s worth of expenses, how can you possibly save up enough money for six months? Luckily, you don’t have […]

From Secretary to Freelance Writer

Truth be told, I never had a dream of being my own boss. The only aspirations I had were to be the best employee, wife and mother I could be. I was earning a living working at a job with the state and had been employed by the same agency for about four years. I had […]

Road Trippin’ on a Budget

There’s nothing like hitting the open road in search of adventure. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or are willing to stay flexible and see where your travels take you, road tripping can be a fun, affordable way to get off the beaten path and see parts of the country you never even knew […]

Brain Scams: Supermarkets influence our food choices

There are a lot of reasons we buy what we buy at the grocery store, from lifestyles to economic factors. But something else is at play: a few wily supermarket tricks. Retailers realize their customers are tired and distracted. They also know we process a heck of a lot of information each day, which means […]

10 Ways to Be More Professional

There’s no reason for you to adhere to Mrs. Snooty Mannerkins’ Guide to Fork and Spoon Etiquette for Prim Lads and Lasses, but acting professionally is good sense. To ensure that you’re not dismissed as a slobby fool by peers and bosses, keep these 10 “I learned this the hard way” tips from us staffers in […]

How to Keep Your Wedding Feast From Going Over Budget

‘Tis the season for weddings and wedding planning. It’s crazy excitement all wrapped up in a big ball of money. If you think venues are expensive, just wait until you get to the food part of your wedding budget. And here’s the kicker — you don’t ever want to skimp on the food. Wedding guests […]

Travel Time: How to make your money last

It’s vacation time! Whether it’s because you’ve just finished another term of school, got a promotion or it’s simply time for a break, everyone feels the need to get out there and rub their toes in someone else’s lawn — preferably one in a foreign country. But, before you take off your shoes, pre-trip investigation […]

Are you finding fulfillment outside of work?

In a perfect world, we would all have jobs we love. However, life just isn’t that simple. When we’re not being engaged or inspired at work — and 70 percent of workers fell into this category a few years ago, according to a Gallup poll — we need to find fulfillment elsewhere. Here’s where you […]

Getting an Impressive Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are both a college’s and future employer’s chance to get the inside scoop on an applicant from an outside source, and a seal of approval from a reputable recommender can seal the deal in an admissions or hiring decision. Follow these tips to get recommendation letters that’ll help you get in. Who to […]

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