Can Halloween Costumes Go Too Far? Your Answer Could Win a $1K Scholarship

Let’s get kooky, spooky and altogether ooky this Halloween. Dress as a cat, a witch, a ghost or Marilyn Monroe. There are endless costume options where you get to be anything but yourself. But is it OK to dress as anyone or anything, or are some costumes off-limits? Everyone has an opinion about what’s offensive … Read moreCan Halloween Costumes Go Too Far? Your Answer Could Win a $1K Scholarship

No Ride to the Polls? No Problem. Uber Will Take You for Free on Nov. 6

Uber will make it easier to cast your vote at the polls on Election Day. The ride-hailing company announced earlier this month that it’s partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide promo codes for free rides on Nov. 6 to get voters out to the polls. Having free transportation can eliminate a barrier in … Read moreNo Ride to the Polls? No Problem. Uber Will Take You for Free on Nov. 6

An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule! Alright, for those who never liked the Benjamin Franklin “scheme” we’ve posted about over the years (wake up at 5 am, reflect, hustle, repeat), here’s an alternative that might suit your personality better: The “Task Immersion” Schedule This was sent over by a reader … Read moreAn Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

You Don’t Have To Be Scared of Halloween Costs With These Free Kids’ Events

Halloween doesn’t have to be a one-day celebration. Let’s make the most of those kids’ costumes, shall we? Several retail chains across the nation are hosting children’s events for the spookiest holiday of the year. They’re free entertainment for the little ones, which makes it a win-win for parents and kiddos alike. 1. Disney Store … Read moreYou Don’t Have To Be Scared of Halloween Costs With These Free Kids’ Events

Need Cash for College? Apply for a $2,500 Comcast Scholarship by Dec. 7

If you live in a Comcast service area and have a high school senior in the house, you may want to pay attention. The telecommunications conglomerate plans to award over 800 scholarships worth $2,500 each to students in need. That’s more than $2 million. Who is Eligible for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship? The … Read moreNeed Cash for College? Apply for a $2,500 Comcast Scholarship by Dec. 7

“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way” Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 … Read more“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

Win Up to $50K in Burger King’s Annual No-Essay Scholarship Contest

Burger King co-founder James McLamore placed value on education, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, high standards and good citizenship. Those values defined him and now carry on his legacy in the form of the annual Burger King Scholars program for employees and their spouses, domestic partners and children — and high school seniors in the community.     … Read moreWin Up to $50K in Burger King’s Annual No-Essay Scholarship Contest

How This Texas Couple Earned $3,585 After Purchasing Their First Home

When Travis and Miryea Ayala Cormier showed up for the final walk-through before signing papers to own their first home, they stumbled into a disaster. The recently renovated midcentury modern home was torn apart. Unexpected construction work to repair mold damage had left tarps and cardboard layering the floors, kitchen cabinets sitting on the dining … Read moreHow This Texas Couple Earned $3,585 After Purchasing Their First Home

Think Outside the Box to Reduce Child Care Costs: Here Are 3 Options

It’s no secret that having children is expensive. But what shocks many parents is just how costly it is right at the start. Families with young kids often find child care to be the highest recurring expense they encounter in those first several years. We surveyed The Penny Hoarder readers in July, and 82% of … Read moreThink Outside the Box to Reduce Child Care Costs: Here Are 3 Options

Waze Carpool Is Now Available Nationwide to Save Commuters Money and Misery

Until teleporting becomes a thing, miserable commutes will remain a way of life. You can make driving to work more bearable, however, by sharing the ride. At least when you carpool, everybody chips in on transportation costs. And you might be able to bypass some of that traffic if your route’s on a highway with … Read moreWaze Carpool Is Now Available Nationwide to Save Commuters Money and Misery