6 Signs It’s Time to Revisit Your Budget

Personal Finance

6 Signs It’s Time to Revisit Your Budget

6 Signs It’s Time to Revisit Your Budget

Having a budget is a great start. But life will always throw you changes, and with those changes comes the need to revisit—and perhaps reallocate—your budget. Maybe you recently got a raise, moved to a more expensive apartment, or bought a pet. All of these things would require a change in your monthly financial planning.... Read More

The 10 Financial Products and Services with the Most Consumer Complaints

Personal Finance

The 10 Financial Products and Services with the Most Consumer Complaints

The 10 Financial Products and Services with the Most Consumer Complaints

Which financial product or service do people complain about the most? Is it credit cards? Auto loans? Mortgages? Student loans? Debt collection? The answer lies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).   Each month, more than 25,000 people contact the CFPB for help regarding financial products or services. Because the CFPB is a federal... Read More

10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Goes the Furthest

Personal Finance

10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Goes the Furthest

10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Goes the Furthest

Many people dream of living in New York or Los Angeles—rubbing shoulders with celebrities and Instagramming food from the hottest restaurants. They dream of flashy jobs and fat paychecks. That is, until they scroll through Craigslist or Zillow and determine they could never afford a fourth-floor walk-up above a noisy bar, let alone afford to... Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

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4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] As a teacher, you often go the extra mile to make your classes effective. You might stay up late grading papers, spend extra time with a struggling student, and even buy supplies and materials out of pocket for your classrooms. If you’re spending your own dough to... Read More

5 Gig Economy Websites That Help You Make More Money

Personal Finance

5 Gig Economy Websites That Help You Make More Money

5 Gig Economy Websites That Help You Make More Money

In the United States, the way people work is dramatically changing. The proliferation of the gig economy is shifting the American worker’s view of nine-to-five employment and creating endless possibilities for earning extra cash to help pay the bills and make ends meet. According to a recent analysis of gig economy and workforce data conducted by... Read More

4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

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4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

In the US, the amount of student debt has reached over $1.4 trillion. The bad news for students currently planning on attending college is that tuition isn’t getting any cheaper. Insofar as there’s good news, students are being more financially cautious when planning for college, researching their student loan options, opting to stay in state,... Read More

The Equifax Breach and the Cybersecurity Silver Bullet

Identity Theft

The Equifax Breach and the Cybersecurity Silver Bullet

The Equifax Breach and the Cybersecurity Silver Bullet

Some time ago, the popular show Mythbusters wanted to find out if the Lone Ranger was right about silver bullets being better than lead ones. Turns out silver bullets are actually slower and less accurate. When it comes to cybersecurity, quick-fix silver bullets are also less effective than tried-and-true approaches. The most effective cybersecurity strategies... Read More

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