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

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

Student Loan Forgiveness Just Got Easier if Your School Was Seriously Shady

If you have taken out a federal direct loan and suspect you attended — or are still going to — a school that’s made less-than-true claims, now is the time to think about applying for loan forgiveness. A rule created under the Obama administration allows federal student loan borrowers to apply to have their loans … Read moreStudent Loan Forgiveness Just Got Easier if Your School Was Seriously Shady

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

Want a Raise? Here’s How to Get One — and Why Now’s a Good Time to Ask

A good time to ask for that raise could be right about… now. The latest numbers from U.S. Labor Department show that the 7.1 million job openings now exceed the number of people looking for work. The outsized demand for workers means more opportunities for you to find a new job with a bigger paycheck … Read moreWant a Raise? Here’s How to Get One — and Why Now’s a Good Time to Ask

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

Freelancers, Boost Your Business With These New E-Courses From Fiverr

The online freelance marketplace Fiverr has decided to get into the e-learning game. The company announced the launch of Learn from Fiverr, an e-learning program built directly into the Fiverr platform and offering courses that are tailored to freelancers. With costs ranging from $19 to $38, the digital courses cover skills freelancers use most, such … Read moreFreelancers, Boost Your Business With These New E-Courses From Fiverr

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

Could You Weather a Financial Emergency? 6 Ways to Save $2,000 This Year

Life hits. It’s an emergency. You need $2,000. Can you tap into your savings? Emergency funds, also known as rainy day funds, are essential. You never know when you’ll face an unexpected medical procedure, hefty car repairs or a vet bill. When it comes down to it, only 15% of Americans could come up with … Read moreCould You Weather a Financial Emergency? 6 Ways to Save $2,000 This Year

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