Money terms can be confusing. Heck, overwhelming. And when you’re always seeing headlines about how “market downturns are looming,” ya kiiiiiinnda wanna know what that means for you. Get a top-level overview of bull markets, bear markets and recessions — as well as what you can do to prepare.Read More
Just in case investing isn’t confusing enough, people like to throw around acronyms and nicknames like S&P, bull, bear, NASDAQ, WTF, DOW, IDK. It’s like they have a secret club, with all these secret passwords, and they won’t let you in the treehouse because you don’t know them.
I’m breaking down investing basics — check it out!Read More
A can opener almost made me lose my mind. And that’s when I decided to take a long look at my finance goals overall and question whether or not my money plans were in perspective. The two are related, I promise. Here’s how I think you should keep your big-picture money goal at the forefront.Read More
Does Venmo cost me any money? How can I avoid Venmo fees? Why is Chad hanging out with Monica and why is she sending him money for drinks?!?!?!?!?!? Learn how Venmo is affecting you and your bank account now!Read More
If TV shows have gotten NOTICEABLY crappier over the last decade, then why is cable so heckin’ expensive? I’ll tell you who’s to blame, how you can cut cable costs, and where to go if you’re ready to cut the cord altogether.Read More
Personal finance can be so intimidating. How do you overcome that feeling that you're bad with money? What about when you don't know where to start — when you don't even know WHAT you don't know?! There’s one thing that you need to remember. Start here.Read More
What is APY? And how the heck is it different from APR? It’s important to understand just how much each can impact your money — even though it seems boring to talk about. Get the scoop and a haaaaanddyyyyy song about APY inside!Read More
Instead of using your HSA for qualified medical expenses, you can cashflow those costs — meaning you pay out of your regular ol’ savings account. If your HSA is smartly invested, it can stay put and continue to grow. Learn how to get started!Read More
Taylor Swift has a budget. Stay with me …
Budgets are not just for cheap or broke people. They are a savvy way to track what flows in and what goes out — and yet they get this negative association with being overly frugal. Here's the truth of it: Having a budget doesn't chain you down. It offers you freedom with, and control over, YOUR money. Get your FREE step-by-step guide to creating a budget that works for you!Read More
It’s intimidating to plan for something that will happen four decades from now. Actually, it's the most optimistic thing I've ever heard, because it means I believe I won't get hit by a bus and die tomorrow. Hope! So touching.
So, what are the average 401(k) contributions? Am I doing it right? Am I way behind the average 25-year-old? What's the "K" even for? Ahead, we discover (some) of the answers.Read More
As part of my no-spend challenge for the month of June, I’ve been forced to reassess my spending — what’s essential to daily life, what’s not, and what isn’t really essential but that I will try to make up some excuse for anyway. Here are my top three contenders for non-essentials that can be cut from my budget this month. Do you agree with my choices?Read More
A no-spend challenge is way to closely monitor your habits and get your spending back on track. There are a number of reasons to participate, with the most obvious benefits including saving money and tapping into your creative spirit as you fabricate numerous excuses for why you can't go to that group dinner.
And, the best part of a no-spend challenge is that it's 100% customizable. You make the rules.Read More
We’ve all been there. The clingy boyfriend. The emotionally draining one. The fling.
But have you ever been there with your money?
A relationship with money isn’t optional — it’s there, you’re there, and you have to figure out a way to live together. The secret is this: you get to determine your attitude towards your money. YOU get to set the terms of the relationship. So what kind of relationship do you have?Read More