Category Archives: Personal Finance

Education, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance

Don’t Overlook These Discounts as a Student

While I was a student, all I wanted to do was work in the real world. Now that I have graduated and have officially entered the real world, I do miss one thing about student life: student discounts.

/ By Amanda Stanhaus
Personal Finance

Are You Placing All of Your Financial Eggs in One Basket?

When I started working as a freelancer, a very wise and experienced writer told me one helpful piece of information that has followed me in my career and other aspects of my life, “Don’t put all of your eggs in … Continue reading

/ By Jen Carl
Personal Finance, Retirement

5 Worst Moves You Can Make With Your 401(k)

Stashing money in a 401(k) is one of the best ways to fatten up your retirement nest egg. These employer-sponsored plans offer a tax-advantaged way to save and you may be able to grow your money faster through company matching … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Career, Family, Personal Finance

Holding Down a Job isn’t Free

The national unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in January, a five-year low (February and March numbers were 6.7 percent). If you’re one of the fortunate who has found work after a long period of unemployment, congratulations. But know this: Working … Continue reading

/ By Dan Rafter
Personal Finance

Think Twice Before You Pay These 5 Annoying Airline Fees

Flying the friendly skies is getting more expensive as airlines continue to tack on new fees for travel-related expenses. Higher fees translate to big business for the airline industry, which raked in a whopping $6 billion in baggage and reservation-change … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance

Can’t pay your taxes? It’s not time to panic yet

You’ve just finished calculating your income taxes and you’ve come to a sobering conclusion: You owe the IRS money. And not just a little, but a lot. In fact, you owe more than what you can afford to pay. The good news? … Continue reading

/ By Dan Rafter
Housing, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance, Retirement

Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages are a financial tool marketed toward seniors who are looking to cash in on the equity in their homes. Homeowners age 62 and older can borrow against their home’s value and the loan doesn’t have to repaid until … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Family, Personal Finance

Allowance and Kids – Setting Them Up for Lifelong Success

It’s never too early to teach your kids responsibility when it comes to money. The same goes for the value of hard work. One of the best ways to teach this is by giving your kids an allowance for helping … Continue reading

/ By Jen Carl