I’m sure you’ve heard the news that congress left town for their week-long Independence Day break without reaching an agreement to prevent the rate increase on certain new Stafford loans. Interest rates on subsidized student loans went from 3.4% to 6.8% as of Monday, July 1st. But what does this really mean for you or [...]
Unfortunately, most schools do not teach children about the importance of money and how to budget properly (What’s up with that!?). Because of this many kids learn how to budget from their parents. So it’s time to flex that financial muscle of yours and teach Jr how awesome you are when it comes to finances. [...]
Turkey day has come and gone and now it’s time for the busiest holiday of the year to begin. You know what that means… spending, spending, and you guessed it… more spending. With all of the presents to buy, food to prepare and gas to fill your tank (To drive all the way to Uncle [...]
Everyone spends their money in a different way. It can depend upon values, personalities, priorities, psychology, etc. Whatever the reason, if you get a better idea of what type of spender you are, you can learn to make better decisions with your money.
What is your relationship with saving money? And I don’t mean how many dollars and cents you save (or don’t save) every month. It’s more- How do you feel about savings? What doesn’t feel good about saving? What about saving is the “hard stuff” for you?
They say that time is money, and wasted time can cost you. Likewise, there are plenty of savings opportunities out there but most of them require time and effort. So is it worth it for you to make that effort?
I feel like we talk a lot about saving money on things you purchase, which is good. Everyone needs to buy things and there are lots of ways to save money on those things. But an important thing to consider is whether or not you need to buy something. This all goes back to the [...]
Don’t Pay to be Productive If you’re reading this, then you probably own a computer. Odds are you bought that computer. Even if you didn’t, let’s just say that you did and I’ll stop probing into your personal life. The point is, when you buy a computer it probably doesn’t come with everything you need. [...]
Looking for a little extra money but don’t want to commit yourself to a second job? Paid focus groups are an easy way to make extra money by giving out your opinion. You can make upwards of $150-200 for just 2 hours of your time.* I recently shared my opinion on some new “Apps” (applications) [...]
Lunch is my favorite meal of the day. Sandwiches, chips, pizza, leftovers… I’m all about it. It doesn’t have to be junk food, I just love eating lunch. It breaks up the day, giving me time to relax and recharge my battery. I was sitting down with my lunch last week, and a few of [...]