How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

Personal Finance

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is about two siblings who want to have a comfortable retirement — let’s make them sisters for this article’s purposes. The first sister starts saving in her 20s and manages to save $100,000 by the time she... Read More

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

Personal Finance

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

Now more than ever, our lives are filled with competing obligations. Every day we divide our time between work, caring for our families and friends, volunteering, improving our educations, running errands and working out — among many other things. It can be exhausting! At the end of the day, most of us just want to... Read More

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

Personal Finance

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now that a baby is on its way, you need to prepare financially for its arrival. If figuring out how to make things work financially with another mouth to feed makes you more nauseous than morning sickness, then this article can help you prioritize the things you need to do to ensure... Read More

Parents: How to Start Planning for College

Students

Parents: How to Start Planning for College

Parents: How to Start Planning for College

Too many parents make the mistake of waiting until the fall of their child’s senior year to start thinking about college. However, by waiting, your child could miss out on a number of opportunities that could end up costing your family thousands of dollars in missed financial aid and scholarships. Ideally, you should have started... Read More

What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

Students

What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

Are you a high school senior? It’s fast approaching the time of year when you’ll be making your final college decisions, but the criteria that you have traditionally been told to use when making these decisions could lead you to make choices that you’ll regret later. Most students have been told that the quality of... Read More

How Social Media Sites Are Making You Spend More

Personal Finance

How Social Media Sites Are Making You Spend More

How Social Media Sites Are Making You Spend More

When I ran a Facebook ad recently for a nonprofit where I volunteer, I was surprised how specific you could get in targeting potential customers. If I wanted to advertise the event I was promoting to women between the ages of 24 and 26 in my city who were unmarried and educated, who watched Girls, owned a... Read More

You Might Lose Your Job? How to Prepare for the Worst

Personal Finance

You Might Lose Your Job? How to Prepare for the Worst

You Might Lose Your Job? How to Prepare for the Worst

A few years ago, a friend of mine was working for a company that was experiencing financial difficulties. He knew that if things didn’t turn around soon the company would either go bankrupt or they would begin laying people off. He had an expensive monthly car payment and some credit card debt that would be... Read More

How to Get Debt-Free Before You Get Married

Managing Debt

How to Get Debt-Free Before You Get Married

How to Get Debt-Free Before You Get Married

A few months ago, my friend Kaila called to invite me over to her house for dinner. We had made plans to meet up that night at one of our favorite local restaurants, but she explained over the phone that eating out didn’t fit into her budget any longer. She was trying to live very... Read More

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

Personal Finance

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

The holiday shopping season is stressful. I always have the hardest time figuring out what to get my boyfriend. For others, they struggle with what to get the women in their lives or whether they need to buy something for the mailman or their boss. On top of this, there is pressure to save money... Read More

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