Every Penny Counts: Stretching your grocery budget

News flash: If you’re still buying unhealthy pizzas and burgers instead of salmon and veggies because you think it’s too expensive, you’re wrong. In fact, the Harvard School of Public Health estimates that it only costs $1.50 more per day to eat what’s considered to be the “healthiest” diet — one rich in fruits, vegetables and lean […]

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How Technology Continues to Benefit the Classroom

For many school districts it can be difficult to provide courses that enable all students to challenge themselves. It’s not that educators aren’t trying, but that there just isn’t enough funding to provide advanced classes and technology for more than a few students — meaning that even though the students are ready for more challenging […]

Using Social Media as an Entrepreneur

Ask any entrepreneur what has led them to success and you’re likely to get a variety of responses like dedication, networking, smart investments and a large dose of  business acumen. All of these terms certainly do apply to anyone that hopes to make it as an entrepreneur, but more and more frequently you will hear […]

How I Learned to be My Own Boss

I come from a family of self-employed entrepreneurs.  I have witnessed their struggles over the years, but I’ve also seen the freedom that comes from setting your own rules, and working on your own terms. For almost eight years I enjoyed a well-paying 9-to-5 job in the medical industry. And when I say enjoyed it, […]

Running a Successful Startup

Thousands of people make the decision to start their own business every year. And although many individuals make an attempt at company ownership, very few are actually successful. Hard work and dedication are two important qualities associated with running a successful business. However, some entrepreneurs have a special edge on top of that. Startup companies are […]

Not All Freelancing Experiences are Good

One of the best parts of freelancing is getting to work when and where you choose. These days, I do the majority of my work from the comfort of my home office, though I have been known to hammer out assignments on both a mountaintop and a beach. It’s also nice to know that when […]

How to Ask for a Raise at Work

So you’re ready for a raise, huh? Being prepared is the key to successfully asking for — and getting — the raise you deserve. By following these steps, you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a nice pay raise. Check Company Policies Before making an appointment with your supervisor to discuss a raise, check […]

Traveling Overseas? Here’s what you need

I recently had the opportunity to backpack through Europe with my best friend from college. In an effort to prove my worried family wrong (we may have watched “Taken” too many times), I compiled a list of everything we would need for our trip overseas, from our passport to an extra hair dryer. If it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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