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5 Budget-Friendly Staycation Ideas For The Summer

Summer is typically a time when many families look to take some time off. With school out, the traditional “summer vacation” brings back memories of kids stuffed in the back of a minivan, on the road to some exotic (or less-than-exotic) destination. As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more families are looking for ideas to get out of the...

How to Prepare For Life Post-Graduation

Life after college graduation can be… a lot. You don’t really appreciate the bubble of campus living until you step out into the great unknown. One day you’re worried about studying for exams and writing papers, and the next you’re figuring out how to make rent and put bread on the table. It gets easier, but the transition is usually a little bumpy....

17 Negotiation Tactics and Tips To Help You Score the Best Deals

Negotiation is a powerful skill that helps you advocate for yourself when it comes to your career and finances. However, the thought of negotiating your salary or even your cable bill may bring up feelings of anxiety and apprehension. It’s important to overcome these negative feelings so that you can speak up for your best financial interests. Level...

5 Pieces of Financial Advice for New Graduates

The first few years after graduating college can be a whirlwind. You might be starting a new job, adjusting to a new city, or trying to make new friends while staying in touch with old ones – or you might be doing all of that and more. By the time things settle down, it’s common to realize that your finances are heading in the wrong direction. That’s...

Your Intro Guide to Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin have become increasingly popular over the past several years. More and more people are investing in cryptocurrency or considering it. Still, there is a lot of misinformation of what cryptocurrency is and whether it makes sense to include in your retirement and financial planning. There are both risks and benefits to investing...

Why We Need A Will And A Power Of Attorney

When you hear, ‘estate planning’ what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us, we may default to the process of dispersing physical assets such as homes or cars. While this indeed does apply, estate planning in general captures so much more.  It also determines how a person’s assets will be preserved, managed, and distributed after their...

80 of the Most Flexible Jobs That Also Pay Well

Although a nine-to-five job with a fixed schedule typically allows better predictability and stability, many prefer flexible work options that can provide a better work-life balance. Thankfully, with the advent of team communication software such as Zoom, the workplace is quickly changing and adapting. Nowadays, many high-paying careers allow the flexibility...

How to Appeal Your Financial Aid for Next Year

Financial aid decisions are meant to be based largely on a family’s ability to pay for college. But what happens if financial circumstances change after the FAFSA is filed? That’s just one of the reasons you might choose to appeal a financial aid decision. It’s happening more frequently as families come to terms with the economic consequences of the...

Competitive Pay: What It Means and How To Get It

For anyone who’s spent time searching for a job, you may have come across the same hiring buzzwords over and over again. A phrase commonly used in job descriptions to attract top talent is “competitive pay.” While these two words are enticing to those looking to level up their earning potential, it’s not always clear what it really means. To help you...

How To Manage Your First Credit Card

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the next big step toward building credit. In order to make sure you continue to do so in a positive and responsible manner, we’ll walk through the many do’s, don’ts, tips and tricks of how to successfully manage your first card and leverage the benefits that come with it. Determine your own personal rules for...

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