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The Cost of Living: What You Need to Know
When you get paid every month, you set aside parts of your paycheck to cover major living expenses like; housing, utilities, food, transportation, and healthcare. Together, these necessities are considered “the cost of living.”
3 Surprising Ways to Pay Off $25,000 in Debt
If your total credit card or personal loan balances are $25,000 or higher, then chances are good you are paying hundreds of dollars every month in interest! So what can you do about it? More than you might think. We’ve listed three surprising ways you can pay off $25,000 in debt.
4 Tips To Choose An Affordable College
College keeps getting more expensive. Between 1980 and 2020, the average price for an undergraduate degree increased by 169%, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. These increases make budgeting a high priority for money-conscious college applicants. Following these tips can help you choose an affordable college.
Financial Options for People with Disabilities
Financial planning is an important part of life for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for people with disabilities. Sixty-one million adults in the United States live with a disability, and approximately 7.2 million students ages 3 to 21 served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act during the 2020-2021 academic year, accounting for 15% of all students. If you or a loved one is living with a disability, there are a few key things to keep in mind…
Inflation and The Pink Tax: 3 Ways to Pay Less
If you think you are paying more for products and services made for women* like razors, shampoo, haircuts, dry cleaning, hygiene products, and more, you aren’t wrong! The “pink tax” is alive and well; historically high inflation rates and supply chain issues are making it even worse! Learn more about how inflation impacts the pink tax and three ways you can pay less.
Become a Better Saver With an Envelope Challenge
If you are looking for a way to mix things up and make saving more fun try an envelope challenge! The saving method can be customized to meet your needs and involves putting cash into envelopes at regular intervals until you’ve met a savings goal.
Money Advice That Finance Experts Ignore
Just because something is labeled as “money advice” doesn’t mean you should automatically take it to heart. When it comes to money and finances, there is a lot of information out there. But financial advice isn’t one-size-fits-all. It can be hard to know what to listen to and what to ignore. So, we asked financial experts to weigh in on the advice they ignore and why.
Public Sector vs. Private Sector: Which is For You?
When you decide to take a new job — or even begin working for the first time — it’s important to compare the public sector vs. private sector because your choice can affect potential wages, job security, career growth — all kinds of important factors. Learn what these sectors are, what jobs you can get in each, and which sector wins out in different categories.
How To Budget Using The Envelope Method
If you struggle with overspending or simply want to be more mindful with your monthly expenses, the envelope method can help. The envelope method is a cash-based budgeting system that prevents overspending by dividing money into envelopes for certain spending categories.
24 of the Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree
Let’s face it. College isn’t for everyone. But there are plenty of fulfilling high-paying jobs you can get without higher education. Check out this list of 24 fascinating jobs with no degree requirement.