How to Host Friendsgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is about spending time with family – both the family you were born with and the family you’ve chosen. That’s why Friendsgiving celebrations have become more popular in recent…

4 Ways You’ll Benefit By Giving Back

Did you know Giving USA reported that in 2018, Americans donated over $410 billion dollars?! It’s around this time of year especiailly that giving back becomes top of mind for…

What You Need to File with FAFSA

Filling out the FAFSA is one of those tasks that’s easy to keep putting off. It’s boring, time-consuming and notoriously complicated – for students as well as parents. But as…

How to Get the Most out of Your 401K and More

Open enrollment season is here!   We’re expecting to receive a big packet from human resources with all the options and benefits that our employers’ offer. While I won’t say that this…

How to Plan and Save on Holiday Travel

Some of my fondest college memories aren’t from going to homecoming games, attending my first college party or walking around campus when no one else was going to class. Some of…

How to Save by Making Minor Tweaks

A few months ago, I was hanging out with a good friend at a bar. In between rounds of drinks and amid the din and bustle, she shamefully admitted that…

Understanding Gross Income vs. Net Income

Whether you’re running your own business or working for someone else, certain metrics are key to understanding how you’re doing financially. Net income and gross income are two numbers that…

5 Quick Ways to Save Money for the Holidays

As the year winds down, you may find your spending picks up. With holidays approaching, families may be preparing for trips to see their loved ones or they’re buying gifts….

7 Tips to Enjoy Debt Free Holidays This Year

How much money are you planning on spending this year during the holidays? For the average American family, it’s a good chunk of change. During the 2017 holiday season, Bank…

How to Slash Your Grocery Bill

How much does your family spend on food? If you’re like most, food is one of your top three expenses (the other two being housing and transportation). While it’s an…

How to Save on Your Next TV Purchase

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What is a Stipend: Everything You Need to Know

Has an organization or university offered you an opportunity with a stipend? Whether it’s an internship or apprenticeship, a stipend is a set amount of money that helps offset living…

How To Watch Football Without Cable

Cutting the cord is easier than ever – unless you’re a sports fan. Even as the major sports organizations reluctantly shift away from an outdated broadcasting model, it’s still hard…

How to Practice Self-Care on a Budget + Printables

Over the last few years, we’ve heard more and more about the practice and importance of self-care. Psychologists, motivational speakers, and employers all have encouraged people to step away from…

Budgeting 101: How to Create a Budget

Keeping a budget can seem daunting or restrictive at first, especially if you’ve never had one before. But a budget can offer you peace of mind and give you more…

How To Save Money On College Textbooks

It’s a common trope: going to college is expensive. There’s tuition, the overpriced cafeteria plan, and the cramped dorm room that costs more than your parent’s mortgage. College costs have…

Student Loans Explained: WTFinance

Truth is, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to college: new friends, a new routine, (college parties!), and more independence. But along with all these…

6 Credit Cards for People With No Credit

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Back-to-School on a Budget + Printables

The long summer days are coming to an end soon, which means that back-to-school season is almost upon us. While back-to-school shopping might be a source of excitement for the…

How to Prepare for Unpaid Parental Leave

It’s no secret that parental leave in the United States leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it’s the only developed nation that doesn’t require paid leave of some…

How to Create a Budget for Back-to-School

When I was growing up, back-to-school shopping equated to a few pairs of clothes, a handful of college-ruled notebooks, and a new backpack. (Note: These was during the age of…

How To Go Back To School As An Adult

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