Spending Habits You Need to Stop, Stat

We all have spending habits that we instinctively know are bad, but forgo changing because it’s a little more challenging than we want it to be. I completely understand, but if this year we could cut just one bad spending habit we’d end up making a really nice (positive) dent in our bank accounts. Not … Read moreSpending Habits You Need to Stop, Stat

Cheap Fun Activities You Can Do This Weekend

I am the queen of low-cost entertainment. While I don’t mind the occasional “fun” expenditure, the cost of doing things these days simply boggles my mind. To go out for a nice dinner, you’re looking at a bill of around $40 (unless you hit up a happy hour, then you’re good), anytime you want to … Read moreCheap Fun Activities You Can Do This Weekend

Build Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.45% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

If you want to avoid spending your entire life worrying about money, having an emergency fund is a must. With some savings tucked away for a rainy day or a surprise bill, you’ll have the means to stay afloat financially if you face financial hardship or simply want to splurge without capsizing your budget. A … Read moreBuild Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.45% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

How Long Could YOU Survive a Job Shutdown? This Simple, Reassuring Tactic Can Help You Prepare

The partial government shutdown has had a serious impact on 800,000 federal employees, including those with “essential” jobs who are required to work without pay. A quick look at news and social media (especially at Twitter’s #ShutdownStories) reveals tales of anxiety and sometimes outright terror. If we aren’t affected ourselves, an all-too-human reaction is to … Read moreHow Long Could YOU Survive a Job Shutdown? This Simple, Reassuring Tactic Can Help You Prepare

The Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

Debt stinks. We all know this. The sensible move here is to pay off any and all debts as soon as possible, right? Not so fast. In some cases, paying a debt off early doesn’t save you all that much money. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of paying down debt before … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

How to Save Money While Paying Off Debt

Whether you accrued debt buying holiday presents or have been in debt for years, paying off debt is a common goal for many as they enter the new year. If you want to become debt free this year, odds are your goal is to put extra money toward each debt. But you might also want … Read moreHow to Save Money While Paying Off Debt