A new year, a new you, right? While the New Year brings good intentions it can also be a total budget buster – especially if you’re going out and buying a ton of new gear to work on resolutions. If you’re looking to invest in yourself this year but don’t have a whole lot of […]
If you’re like me, tax season couldn’t come soon enough. You’re either gearing up for a refund or you’re organized and ready to put tax season behind you. If getting a refund is the reason you’re ready for tax season, then you’ve probably heard of early tax refund anticipation loans. If you’ve been debating whether […]
It’s that time of year where we look back on what we have and haven’t accomplished and decide what to tackle in the next twelve months. For many, wealth building and debt reduction will be among the top goals for the year. If eliminating some of your debt while simultaneously improving other parts of your […]
While the holiday season is filled with giving, family and plenty of good food it’s also a season that’s full of extra earning opportunities. Many companies are looking for extra help, families are looking for some assistance, and people are looking to buy things. All of it adds up to being a great time to […]
With Christmas right around the corner you may be giving your budget a look over for some extra spending cash. While it’s always a great idea to look for ways to save, it can be equally as helpful to look for ways to earn. Last year I shared 23 Ways to Earn Extra Money for […]
We talk a lot about paying off debt here at The College Investor. One thing we often forget to talk about is what to do once that debt has been paid off. You see, when you work on a financial goal for a long period of time you often build up in your mind what […]
When I got my first ‘real job’ I felt like I was rich. Looking back this was far from accurate. I was earning less than $20,000 per year and living paycheck to paycheck in a big way. In fact, my entire paycheck was usually gone the day before I received my weekly pay. My gas […]
No matter how hard some people try to make personal finance all of the concepts are pretty darn simple. You don’t need to be a certified financial planner and you certainly don’t have to hire one to come up with your own financial plan. In fact, over the past years I have found that three […]
If you’ve determined that a traditional 4+ year college isn’t for you that doesn’t mean you have to flip burgers or be a cashier for the rest of your life. In fact, there are a ton of different high paying career options you can take without a four year degree. All of the trade jobs […]
Do you want to build multiple streams of income? Here are six ideas to diversify your income. There is something on this list for everyone.
You love investing, and at this point nearly all of your money is in the stock market. You know it’s important to diversify, but aren’t sure if real estate investing is right for you. You might think it requires a lot of money up front, or requires a lot of work ongoing. And while some […]
In an ideal world you’d be able to work full time, have a full class load, maintain some sort of social life and balance it all perfectly. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Having a job while attending college is one of the keys to avoiding monstrous piles of student loan debt. But […]
It’s graduation season. Many colleges have started graduation already, and the high schools will be graduating their seniors’ in a few weeks. Soon to be grads are now preparing for a new life, new career, and most likely, a new living situation. If you have a high school or college graduate to buy for but […]
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Last summer my husband and I bought a log cabin. We got what looked like an amazing deal on the surface but we went into the home buying process knowing that 1) taking care of a log home is more costly than owning many other types of residences and 2) our “deal” was going to […]
When you think of real estate investments rental homes, commercial properties and foreclosures come to mind. Those certainly are the most common. But what about land? A large plot of land is getting ready to go up for sale next to me which has put this type of investment on my radar. Like anyone looking […]