Budgeting tips for recent college graduates

‘Retail Therapy’ is deemed as the act of shopping for the primary purpose of improving one’s mood. If you go on to research the psychology behind the not-so-recent trend, you’ll need a plethora of experts who claim there’s actually some truth to it all. It’s quite normal for tension to arise from our everyday lives,…

Start this year off by asking yourself, “What do I want?” That might seem like an overly simplified place to start when setting financial goals for your ENTIRE life, but you’d be surprised. If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely staring at a stinking pile of student loan debt with a shovel in hand,…

Woman using personal finance apps

In today’s tech-savvy environment, it doesn’t take much effort to find that there is an app for everything. Whether you want to edit a photo to post on Instagram, read a book from your phone, or track your food intake and workouts, there are so many tasks you can accomplish with just a few taps…

African American man indulging in retail therapy

A wise blogger at Forbes recently said, “The road to bankruptcy is paved with good deals.” Think about it. Each of us has a favorite store, accessories, tech goods, or some other non-essential item that is either just a little too pricey or is simply out of our budget…that is, until a sale hits —…

man showing women budgeting using the 50/20/30 rule

One of the first steps to financial success is learning how to budget and sticking with it. Setting up a budget provides visibility and control over personal finances, allowing individuals to track how much they are spending and where and helping them avoid frivolous spending by staying within set limits. However, traditional budgets are not…

Medical students, residents, physicians, and anyone looking to save money as they move up or along their prospective career ladder — it is time to heed these four words of advice: “Live like a resident.” If you are familiar with The White Coat Investor, you’ve probably heard this sound advice repeatedly, but what does it…

millennials learning about 5 financial mistakes to avoid in their 20s

For many people in their twenties, learning experiences and financial decisions are plentiful. The transition from college to the professional world takes place during this time, and graduates learn how to support themselves without the help of their parents. It is an exciting time for 20-somethings to be financially independent, but it can also be…

One of the most challenging things about setting financial goals is managing two short-term goals at once. What should you do if one of your goals is to pay down debt as quickly as possible, but you want to build an emergency fund or save for a down payment on a home as well? If…

couple in car discussing vacation ideas

Taking time off from work to unwind is important. Around three-quarters of workers report being stressed at work, yet nearly 40 percent of Americans do not plan to use all of their allotted paid vacation time this year. Studies have shown that taking vacation time is good for your body — it can help reduce…

The tax season is soon approaching, and if the federal tax refund figures are similar to 2016, over 100 million U.S. residents could see a tax refund! In fact, according to the IRS’s figures compiled after the late filing deadline in October 2016, the average total refund was $2,777 — a 1.8% increase from 2015….

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