Technology: Strike a Balance in Your Life

Believe it or not, there was a time when cellphones were used for the sole purpose of making calls on the go. But then Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and things haven’t been the same since. Today, over two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, a nearly 200 percent increase from five years ago. And it’s […]

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What Not to Do When Waiting to Close on Your House

Congrats on finding the perfect new home! The marathon house hunting afternoons are over and the tedious paperwork details have now been handed off to your trusted realtor and mortgage lender. This is a great time to kick back and think about new towels and paint colors, right? Not so fast. You’re not a homeowner […]

My First College Job

Like many of my peers, I had to take out student loans in order to go to college. But unlike plenty of people I knew, the idea of owing money bugged me, big time.

Budgeting for a Stress-Free Vacation

Before any vacation, you’ll want to take steps to make sure you’re financially prepared for the fun ahead. First, establish a budget for the trip. Determine a realistic amount of money you’ll need to save for lodging, transportation, food and activities while on your trip. If you have pets and you’re leaving them at home, […]

How to Pull Off a ‘For Sale by Owner’ Deal with a Real Estate Professional

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 […]

How to Build 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 […]

When Startups Go Corporate: The good, the bad and the business suits

After working as a toy designer (yes, that’s a real thing) for a year, I decided to go back to freelance writing, which I loved (and still love) for many reasons — namely, the flexible nature of the job, and the ability to get paid for sharing my thoughts and ramblings.

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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 […]

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