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How To Make The Most Of Your Summer Side Hustle

How To Make The Most Of Your Summer Side Hustle

How To Make The Most Of Your Summer Side Hustle

Warm weather means seasonal part-time jobs are cropping up in abundance! Whether you’re driving people around, renting out surfboards at the beach or scooping ice cream on the weekends, summer is a great time to make some extra cash. But instead of blowing it all by the time the calendar flips to September, consider these... Read More

The Money Advice College Grads Never Get

The Money Advice College Grads Never Get

The Money Advice College Grads Never Get

Recent college graduates get a lot of advice from a lot of directions. Mom, Dad, school friends, crazy Uncle Harry, the Internet, Instagram. Get a job, take a European vacation, don’t buy a car, move somewhere new, buy a professional wardrobe, go to grad school, follow your dreams, take that job offer now. But you’ll... Read More

Budgeting for Your First Summer After Graduation

Budgeting for Your First Summer After Graduation

Budgeting for Your First Summer After Graduation

Without the college experience you once took for granted — dorms, prepaid meals, parental bailouts, etc. — recent graduates are left to brave the tightrope of financial responsibility without a safety net. Post-grad life is as liberating as it is marked by destitution. For one, shortly after commencement, the burden of loan payments, bills, and... Read More

10 Tips to Manage Your Finances While You Job Hunt

10 Tips to Manage Your Finances While You Job Hunt

10 Tips to Manage Your Finances While You Job Hunt

Nothing says adulting quite like hunting for your first post college job. Taking steps to embark on what should, by all indications, be an epic career journey, is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. While there are a litany of resources available that can help you search, apply, and get hired for your dream job, there... Read More

How College Students Can Save Their Summer Income

How College Students Can Save Their Summer Income

How College Students Can Save Their Summer Income

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] College students often work summer jobs to gain experience and save up cash for when they return to school. But it can be difficult to build up enough savings for the school year in three months, especially if you don’t make a lot of money. To maximize your... Read More

How to Prepare Financially for Empty Nest Syndrome

How to Prepare Financially for Empty Nest Syndrome

How to Prepare Financially for Empty Nest Syndrome

There comes a time in every parent’s life where they must bid their children goodbye, at least in the sense of sharing a household. Whether children go off to college out of state, simply move into their own homes, or even decide to move in with friends just down the block, parents usually go through... Read More

5 Ways You Can Erase Your Credit Card Debt

5 Ways You Can Erase Your Credit Card Debt

5 Ways You Can Erase Your Credit Card Debt

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to handling credit card debt. The cheapest way for you to get rid of it might be more expensive for your neighbor, and vice versa. Here are five ways you can erase your credit card debt. The list starts with the less expensive method. Discover which option is the best and... Read More

Tips for Finding a Job in Your Field After You Graduate

Tips for Finding a Job in Your Field After You Graduate

Tips for Finding a Job in Your Field After You Graduate

The job market for recent college graduates can be very competitive. Openings in your chosen field may be hard to come by; according to data from the New York Federal Reserve, around 43% of recent graduates work a job that doesn’t require a college degree. Stiff competition makes it tough to stand out, and you... Read More

5 Financial Planning Tips for Those Just Starting Their Career

5 Financial Planning Tips for Those Just Starting Their Career

5 Financial Planning Tips for Those Just Starting Their Career

Financial literacy is a skill that’s often honed and improved with time, not something that necessarily comes naturally to those just embarking on their careers. In fact, research from the National Endowment for Financial Education and George Washington University found that only 24% of 23 to 35 year olds showed basic financial literacy and a... Read More

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Summer is right around the corner, and many college students who see graduation looming on the horizon use the break from school as a time to take an internship in their field. While internships offer valuable “real world” experience and have seemed to become almost mandatory in many fields, internships often provide very little pay,... Read More

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