How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

When I was a new mom, I attended a parenting group where the father next to me mentioned putting aside $130 per month in his daughter’s 529 college savings account. At the time, I had just opened my baby son’s 529 account with a check from his grandparents, but it hadn’t occurred to me to … Read moreHow Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

How to Cancel DirecTV and Save Big Money

We made the decision to cut the cord on cable in November 2015. Being tied to a contract, we had no idea how to cancel DirecTV. We didn’t know the cost to cancel DirecTV, or if getting out of a DirecTV contract was difficult. Even worse, we knew there was a DirecTV early cancellation fee … Read moreHow to Cancel DirecTV and Save Big Money

7 Life Skills You Can Learn for Free

We don’t learn everything in school. There are many people who might have an impressive degree and can do calculus, but when it comes to public speaking or cooking a tasty meal, they don’t know where to begin. Here are seven basic life skills everyone needs to know, and how to learn them for…

8 Professional Ways to Make Friends at Work

When you’re a kid, making friends is one of the easiest things you can do. Walk up to someone roughly the same height, say “Hey, wanna be best friends?” and congratulate yourself on another buddy in the bag. Try that line as an adult and the reactions will range from a bizarre stare, to a…

6 Self-Care Rituals to Try When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Even if this is exactly what you wanted, finding out you’re pregnant can be stressful. After all, a new baby changes your life forever. You may need to rearrange your home, move, buy a new vehicle, and more. And even if you have all of that in place already, a new…

6 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

Some people are natural negotiators. They are the smooth-talkers who always manage to say the right thing to get exactly what they want. Where most of us are at least somewhat fearful about the idea of negotiation, these people seem to enjoy it. Negotiating can be especially challenging for…