Paying for College with Crowdfunding
There are some people out there who keep insisting that the college bubble is eventually going to burst.
How to Pull Off a Budget Road Trip
There’s nothing like hitting the open road in search of adventure.
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What to Do If You Immediately Hate Your New Job
Do you want to quit your job and never look back? Well, maybe you should! You never know, you could be much better off . . .
Investing Gone Wrong: How I lost my life savings
My father taught me about money at a young age. By 19 I had already traveled to multiple wealth-building seminars across the country ranging in everything from stock trading, real estate and to making a living as a professional speaker. After meeting multiple millionaires I wanted that lifestyle for myself and trading stocks seemed like […]
Treehouse living is an Affordable option
Living in the trees isn’t just for the birds. Today, the majestic oak in the backyard has real estate potential. Treehouses are making a comeback with style, originality and affordability, all of which make this option attractive to us young homebuyers. While treehouses used to be viewed as a place children play, now these dwellings […]
How to Split Costs with Roommates
Like toilet paper, a microwave and some curtains, roommates are usually a move-in necessity when you get your own place. Housing’s expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of costs that can be split with roommates in order to make the living situation more affordable. Costs to Consider Obviously, the number one cost roommates split is rent. […]
Style on the Cheap: Dress Professionally on a Budget
Something about the words “professional dress” are just so intimidating for most college students. We’re not 100 percent sure what professional dress means, and in every business-y situation we find ourselves questioning what is appropriate or not. Dressing professionally is easier than you might think, though. It all depends on where you work. As an […]
The Costs of Country Living
For most of my life, I lived outside of city limits and to this day my parents still live out in the country. I’ve found there are some money saving benefits to living outside the limits, plus you get to experience the beauty of nature every day. Living in the country is great, but like […]
Cait’s Extreme Frugal Tips
Many people consider themselves frugal, even cheap. However, I don’t know anyone so unwilling to part with money as my sister, Cait. Getting her to spend money on anything is a challenge. Her techniques are a little extreme, but they’re worth sharing. Cait’s extreme frugal tip (CEFT) #1: Eat a plain peanut butter sandwich for […]
Moving to a New State: 5 steps to help you transition into your new life smoothly
When I originally found out I was moving to California from New Hampshire, I was elated; a job at LinkedIn, a brand new coast, and a bunch of great opportunities awaited me. Over time, that elation turned to confusion, and then took a complete turn to fear. Where would I live? Could I afford it? […]
Prepay For Maternity Care, Save Money
Looking for ways to save money for both mom and baby? You might want to consider the cost-saving choice I made–prepaying for maternity care. Many hospitals and gynecology offices offer this option, and you’ll find it can be an excellent value, particularly for those of us without health insurance covering maternity costs. Security Equals Savings […]