3 Financial Realities New Grads Have to Face

Students

3 Financial Realities New Grads Have to Face

3 Financial Realities New Grads Have to Face

Go to college, study hard, get good grades, land a job and rake in the money. Sounds pretty simple, right? Not so fast. The truth is there are a number of financial realities new graduates have to face in order to be successful with their money. If you’re thinking about attending college or are already in… Read More

Why Lifestyle Inflation Is Killing Your Budget

Managing Debt

Why Lifestyle Inflation Is Killing Your Budget

Why Lifestyle Inflation Is Killing Your Budget

Congratulations! You got a raise, came into an inheritance or sold your home for a profit. No matter what has brought more money into your budget, it’s important to manage that money wisely. Just because you have greater access to money doesn’t mean you should increase your spending accordingly. The Basics of Lifestyle Inflation Think back to your… Read More

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

Personal Finance

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

Some things really are better the second time around. In fact, many used items can be every bit as good as those purchased new. Plus, buying used is almost guaranteed to save you cash. Without further ado, here’s our top 10 list of things you should never buy new: 1. Cars This had to be… Read More

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

Personal Finance

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

Many of us might as well be grinding up dollar bills in our garbage disposals or tossing change in the trash, considering all the money we waste by not eating all the food we buy. Food waste translates into an estimated $1,350 to $2,275 in annual losses for a family of four, says the National… Read More

39 Etiquette Tips That Can Help Make You a Success

Personal Finance

39 Etiquette Tips That Can Help Make You a Success

39 Etiquette Tips That Can Help Make You a Success

In today’s culture, parents are increasingly challenged in mentoring their children with the fundamental rules of etiquette. Economic struggles have replaced the once-common casual family dining experience with fast food restaurants, giving parents less of an opportunity to teach dining etiquette to their children. Even worse, cell phones, iPads, Facebook and Instagram have replaced conversation… Read More

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Personal Finance

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Low-wage jobs employ close to half of the U.S. workforce (42%), and they’re poised to employ millions more Americans over the next several years. As calls for a higher minimum wage grow louder from workers in the fast food and retail industries, it’s worth looking at exactly who these people are, how many of them… Read More

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