The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

Personal Finance

The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

For years, the standard financial advice for couples was to combine their finances. All income, debts and expenditures belong to both parties, so why not put them together? Combining finances makes sense for many reasons, but not everyone wants to take this direction. If you’re preparing to tie the knot, you might wonder which option is... Read More

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

Students

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

Every college student is familiar with the struggle of budgeting. Between tuition, housing and dining hall meal plans, college doesn’t come cheap. Unfortunately, many of these mandatory expenses make college students pressed for money the moment they step on campus. According to the National Center for Education Statistics about 85% of four-year college students receive... Read More

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

Personal Finance

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

There are plenty of times when discussing finances with our significant others is a good idea. Before moving in together or getting married, or before a big move or a new job, are all good examples. Another important time to talk about finances is before you have a baby. Almost nothing else in life will have as much... Read More

11 Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

Personal Finance

11 Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

11 Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] All I wanted was some cilantro and onions, and I didn’t have the money. Correction: I had the money, but it was in my bank account, not in my pocket. The corner fruit market I go to when I need a couple of quick ingredients only accepts cash... Read More

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Personal Finance

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Are your student loans keeping you from taking a much-needed vacation? While many put off planning a trip to pay down their loans, others find ways to do both. Student loans don’t need to feel like handcuffs restricting you from the excitement of traveling to a new or favorite destination. With a little discipline and... Read More

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

Personal Finance

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

Whether you’re dreaming of an hour-long massage or lazy days lounging under the summer sun, you’ll want to budget wisely for your staycation. After all, you’ve worked hard for this well-deserved treat, and the last thing you want is for your savings account to plummet just when you’ve begun to relax. (Overspending can also tank your credit if you... Read More

How to Save Money to Start Your Own Business

Personal Finance

How to Save Money to Start Your Own Business

How to Save Money to Start Your Own Business

Starting a business almost always takes money. When saving up to make the self-employment switch, financial expert Edward Kohlhepp, CFP from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, recommends that you don’t sell yourself short. “Don’t stop when you have enough to just buy the business,” he says. “You’ll need money for operating expenses such as taxes, rent and payroll,... Read More

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