The following is guest post from Brian. I’m a nerd for personal finance. Since around the age of 13, I’ve been invested in the stock market. I get excited when a new blog post shows up on The College Investor. And I have more fun receiving a paycheck and distributing the money strategically. When I […]
Saving Money is a Good Thing
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Each quarter, I review debt and credit numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I also watch the annual income and spending figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I study this data because I want to understand financial health. I don’t want to show horror stories. I want to see the truth. […]
Our list of 15 different free hobbies that require no money but can be a lot of fun (for you and the family).
When it comes to personal finances there are so many opinions that it can be hard to decide who to listen to. However, even with these varying levels of opinions there are also some personal finance rules that are non-negotiable. Remember, when it comes to your money, it’s just simple math. I’m a big believer […]
Habits are the regular tendencies we have that are hard to break. They are the things we do over and over without even thinking about. Our habits shape our lives – both for the good and the bad. No matter what area of your life you’re trying to improve there needs to be a sharp […]
Lavish romantic displays are common around Valentine’s Day. Everyone wants to show their sweetheart how much they care, and for many, gift giving is their love language of choice. Plus, everyone has that coworker whose significant other showers them with flowers at the office or sends an expensive gift. But Valentine’s Day and other holidays […]
Keeping a financial New Year’s resolution takes… well, resolve. So many people aim for the moon, only to give up before they finish building a rocket ship. Those promises you make to yourself every January may seem like a done deal at the time, but ask yourself: How are you doing on last year’s resolutions? […]
Learn how to pay off debt fast by taking inspiration and motivation from five people who’ve done it in record time.
Going on vacation can be expensive. The average summer vacation costs $1,145 per person, and a typical family trip for four works out at $1,792 per person on average. However, just one third of that amount is used for travel and accommodation – the rest goes on spending money, eating out, clothes, gifts and other […]
At a time when young women are making greater educational gains than their male counterparts and closing the gender pay gap, a 2015 survey finds that millennial women are no less likely to rely on their partner than previous generations when it comes to financial decision making. Specifically, just 11% of millennial women in couples […]
There’s no particular reason why the new year ushers in change for so many people. It’s an arbitrary designation, and nothing really changes when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. But much like moving to a new city, starting a new job or making new friends, a new year can provide the spark we […]
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 […]
This post brought to you by BB&T. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The College Investor. Let’s be honest – using a check register and visiting a bank on a weekly basis has become a thing of the past. Chances are you’ve got your bank’s app downloaded to your phone and it’s […]
Do you have a “free” checking or savings account at one of the big banks? If you’re a financial boy scout or girl scout, the account is truly free to you. But someone who is a financial wreck is subsidizing you. If you’ve ever overdrafted on your account, the $35 per day overdraft charge proves […]
When my husband and I combined our finances, our first goal was to start saving for an emergency fund. At that point, we were planning to quit our jobs, move to Colorado and become self-employed. To do that, we really needed an emergency fund as a safety net…but we would also need a “go to hell” […]
There are so many money-making ideas that involve maximizing income. While this is a great way to change your financial status and pay off student loans, there are more fundamental steps to improving your financial life. One of the most important is to improve your credit – a concept that is poorly understood by many […]