New graduates are leaving the bubble of college behind and entering the workforce to start their careers. It’s an exciting and stressful time — and one that holds a lot of importance. It’s that first job that can set the stage for the rest of their life and provide much needed experience for their career. […]
The start of summer is a great time to look at your finances, check your debt, get organized, and create a financial plan for the rest of the year.
Let’s face it – college is expensive. Here are four of the smartest ways to save money as a student.
If you’re struggling to save more money, you can use these money hacks to trick yourself into saving and see more wealth building in your bank account.
Let’s face it. The student loan crisis is in full force. Borrowers are burdened with student loan debt and delaying big life milestones because of this financial ball and chain. Borrowers have $30,000 or more in student loan debt on average, and are pushing back homeownership, car purchases, and even marriage. Student loan debt is […]
A few years ago I was struggling. I was dealing with massive student loan debt and cobbling together work on a part-time basis. It was one of the hardest times in my life and I scaled back everything. I have always lived on a pretty minimal budget, but this was the definition of a ‘bare […]
Think credit card rewards are worth it? The truth is you actually might be spending more money with credit cards. Here’s why.
Identifying your spending personality is the first step to changing your behaviors. Here are four types of spending personalities. Which are you?
As tuition seems to skyrocket across the country, one prestigious and well-renowned university is taking a different approach.
The student aid bill of rights changes are slated to take place in 2016. Do you think they’ll help?
Want to rid yourself of debt? You need to stop thinking good debt vs. bad debt. Here’s why this one thing can have an enormous impact on your debt paying motivation.
Looking to save money on Spring break? Try one of these tips to bring your spending down to zero!
If you’re thinking of studying abroad there’s a lot to take into consideration. Here’s my experience studying abroad.
Looking to get started investing but don’t know where to begin? The Young Urban Investor’s ebook might be able to help.
Do you want to build a rich life? If so, it takes more than just putting your money in the stock market. In fact, these are the four most important investments you can make.
Before you start investing you need to first assess your risk tolerance. Here are a few super easy ways to do that. This will be an immense help when it’s time to start investing!
Are student loans a mental health issue? According to a recent study they could be and I wholeheartedly agree.
Over the holiday break, I was listening to NPR and heard a story that piqued my interest. A broke college student, looking to make some extra money started selling ugly Christmas sweaters. You know, those horrendously outdated sweaters, that used to be oh-so-cool like thirty years ago. Well, ugly sweaters are back in style and […]
When you first start paying off debt, the most important thing is to have a plan. Without a plan, paying off debt can seem like a daunting task, which will quickly deflate any motivation you have to, you know, actually pay off debt. Having a plan can help you realize that debt is not forever, […]
As a self-proclaimed frugal minimalist, I enjoy living with less and being careful with my money. But I wasn’t like this naturally. As soon as I started working, I thought of my money as fun money and spent it on little luxuries to keep myself entertained. I was young, careless, and still living with my […]
When you are just starting out in college, it’s hard to think about what you want to be when you grow up. It seems like there are endless possibilities, which can seem both exhilarating and terrifying. When I first entered college, I thought I’d be a music major. I then realized I was terrible at […]
At the age of 17, I applied for student loans so that I could attend college. At the time, I didn’t really think much of it, as it was my only option to go to college. In my mind, not going to college was not an option. So I dutifully signed the paperwork and my […]