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

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

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

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

Here’s How You Can Get a Closet Full of Clothes You’ll Love — for Free

The red terry cloth dress my mother wore in a 1984 family portrait hangs in my closet. To the left is a Missoni dress my sister-in-law gifted me one Christmas, and to the right, a seldom-worn long-sleeved bodycon dress from Shein, a total impulse ad-click purchase. A space saver bag full of clothes for when … Read moreHere’s How You Can Get a Closet Full of Clothes You’ll Love — for Free

How This Couple Made $332K Worth of Debt Disappear While Raising 4 Kids

Don’t we all wish life were more like “The Brady Bunch”? Two parents, both in their second marriages, could blend their families. There would be comedic dysfunction, yet all would end well. But reality is a much different show. Kids, ex-spouses, custody battles and emotional trauma often contribute to the 67% of second marriages that … Read moreHow This Couple Made $332K Worth of Debt Disappear While Raising 4 Kids

This Couple Got a $600K Mortgage for Their 1st Home — Despite Unconventional Finances

Armed with a degree in finance, Tyler Varnell was dutifully building his career. He spent five years working in corporate real estate until he had what he calls “kind of a mid-20s life crisis.” At 27, he jumped out of the corporate world to pursue his dream: performing music. He’s spent the past two years … Read moreThis Couple Got a $600K Mortgage for Their 1st Home — Despite Unconventional Finances

Take Care: How to Ask for Work Benefits When You’re an Elder Caregiver

Usha Tewari has two full-time jobs, but she only gets paid for one of them. Tewari works as an administrator for the Orange County Property Appraiser in Orlando, Florida, but she started an unpaid position on Jan. 28, 2017 — the day her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, moved in with her. Tewari … Read moreTake Care: How to Ask for Work Benefits When You’re an Elder Caregiver

Amazon Prime and I Are Breaking Up. Here’s How I’ll Survive Without It

When Amazon announced in April it would raise the price of Prime membership from $99 to $119, I shrugged. As with many pleasures of my high-tech life, I was convinced I needed the service. I needed to be able to order any number of goods from my bed at any hour of the day or … Read moreAmazon Prime and I Are Breaking Up. Here’s How I’ll Survive Without It