Over the weekend I came across this great article by Jessica to help prevent impulse buying! If you’re reading this thinking that you aren’t susceptible to impulse buying, it’s possible you’re correct. However, it’s also quite likely that you’re kidding yourself. (Have you ever been[...]READ MORE
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Is a Costco membership worth the cost? I mean, sure – buying in bulk can be great – sometimes. But if you add in the extra cost that you are paying for a membership, is it really worth it in the long run? The last couple of months I have been thinking about getting a membership, so I thought[...]READ MORE
Are you carrying around bad financial habits with you today? Your 20’s are a time to grow, be independent and make a few mistakes. No one expects you to be perfect, but when mistakes turn into bad habits and they begin to sabotage your financial health, it’s time to take a step back and b[...]READ MORE
I have been counting down the days to Labor Day Weekend this year! Why? Well for starters, I will be heading to Chicago to see some of my closest friends, college football starts and it’s a 3 day weekend! How can it get any better than that? Although I am looking forward to my weekend, I am[...]READ MORE
Alright Freshmen, the big day is almost here! It is time to finish packing up your things to start a new chapter in your life…. College! Shopping for a college dorm room can be fun if you love to shop…like me. But it can also be a huge hassle because there is so much to get. Not only is th[...]READ MORE
Saving money is tough….especially when you are in your 20’s! We’re counting every penny and it’s really hard not to spend it, let alone save it! That’s why this 52 week challenge is AWESOME. It’s time to test your ability to commit and trust me, it will be worth it.The Money Ch[...]READ MORE
It’s Monday…… and all I can think about is Friday (aka. payday) Ever since I started my job, I have made a goal to save money and manage my finances better. I started off doing really well but then it felt like everything was being thrown at me at once. I had vehicle problems, unexpecte[...]READ MORE
As the summer season winds down, the start of a new school year is fast approaching. If you are a college freshman or an upperclassman, going away to college is an exciting time in your life. It is also the time to go back to school shopping! Here are some ideas on how you can save money when[...]READ MORE
You graduated, you got your first job and now you have a real source of income. Suddenly you feel like you can buy everything you have ever wanted. But wait! Are you living within your means? Living beyond your means is when you spend too much money for what you make. You probably feel rich[...]READ MORE
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