Why Instagrammers Are Going Wild Over These Debt-Free Coloring Charts

In 2009, Heidi Ifland Nash and her husband were paying off $38,000 of debt. They’d been working on it for several years. At one point, Nash wanted to see tangible progress, so she decided to track their payments on paper with a chart she could color in as they inched toward their goal. “The very … Read moreWhy Instagrammers Are Going Wild Over These Debt-Free Coloring Charts

6 Tricks to Stop Blowing Your Budget on Take-out and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

When it comes to budgeting, we all have our little flaws. Usually, it’s spending too much money on one of our favorite vices. It might be your daily gourmet coffee drink on your way into work. It could be ordering dinner and having it delivered. (Who wants to cook, right?) It might even be smaller … Read more6 Tricks to Stop Blowing Your Budget on Take-out and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

These Coffee Lovers Brewed Up a Florida Business From the Back of a Bike

Decision-making, long hours, late nights, financial concerns, constantly changing plans — it’s no secret that starting your own business is hard work. It’s no different for the owners of Made Coffee, but at least they have direct access to a caffeine source at all times. Specializing in canned and kegged cold-brew coffee — because, hello … Read moreThese Coffee Lovers Brewed Up a Florida Business From the Back of a Bike

This Tool Will Tell You if Your Grocery Spending Is Actually Normal

Setting a monthly or weekly food budget can feel like a brain teaser. How much did you spend last week? Is that normal for you? What did you get for the money? Is that a reasonable amount to spend? Is there a cheaper grocery store you should be going to? Is there room to cut … Read moreThis Tool Will Tell You if Your Grocery Spending Is Actually Normal

I Hate Roommates, but They Could Really Help With My Mortgage

Dear New Homeowner, First, congratulations on buying a home! I notice you said that it’s a small house, but perfect for you. You didn’t say it’s perfect for an eventual bunch of toddlers, or perfect for you and six rescue Labradors, or perfect for the parade of houseguests throughout the year for all the entertaining … Read moreI Hate Roommates, but They Could Really Help With My Mortgage

Living the Gig Life? You Might Still Need Life Insurance. Here’s How to Get It

There’s a reason you chose this life. Being an independent contractor provides a certain level of freedom. You might set your own hours. Maybe you work from your back porch that overlooks the lake. Perhaps it drives you harder, because when you work more, you’ll earn more. Whether you’re spending your time behind the wheel … Read moreLiving the Gig Life? You Might Still Need Life Insurance. Here’s How to Get It

Leave With a Job: Here’s What to Expect at a Seasonal In-Store Hiring Event

When Milagros Figueroa walked into her local Best Buy Wednesday morning, she wasn’t interested in a new TV or laptop. She was looking for a job. While shopping at the store the night before, she learned about the retail chain’s nationwide seasonal hiring event. That same evening, she opened the browser on her smartphone and … Read moreLeave With a Job: Here’s What to Expect at a Seasonal In-Store Hiring Event

We Went Behind the Scenes to Find Out What It’s Like Being a Scare Actor

Around 7 p.m. in Dade City, Florida, as the sun is making its retreat in favor of the night, you’ll find a ghoulish scene tucked away in the woods. There’s a horde of infected zombies, a gaggle of demonic witches, a posse of deranged clowns. But if you look closer, you’ll notice one of those … Read moreWe Went Behind the Scenes to Find Out What It’s Like Being a Scare Actor

Credit Card Debt? These 4 Sites Could Help You Pay It Down Faster

So, you have thousands of dollars in credit card debt, and the burden of paying off all that — and interest — is gobbling up your income. Instead of financially treading water making minimum payments and paying maximum interest, make the smart move, and take out a debt consolidation loan. It’s a personal loan, usually … Read moreCredit Card Debt? These 4 Sites Could Help You Pay It Down Faster

Not Another Success Story: These Entrepreneurs Share Some Business Failures

Everyone loves a good success story, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. You know how the narrative usually goes: Man overcomes hardship to open a bakery and business is booming, or woman has groundbreaking, so-simple-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that idea and is now a multi-millionaire. Success in entrepreneurship is great. So great, in fact, we write about it all … Read moreNot Another Success Story: These Entrepreneurs Share Some Business Failures