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How to Get the Most Out of an Awesome Job Offer

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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In the past, employees would stick with a company for decades. It wasn’t unusual in the 20th century for someone to stay at the same company for their entire career, consistently garnering raises and promotions until they retired with a hefty pension. Obviously, those days are long gone. The job market in 2017 is a […]



Paying off $30K in Debt and a Baby on the Way

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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Julia and John, both in their early 30s and living in Queens, are expecting their first child next spring and desperate for a financial audit to help them find ways to reduce debt and save up before embarking on parenthood. The good news: Julia loves her job as a special education teacher, earning $70,000 a […]



How to Save Money on Holiday Travel (Hint: Book it Soon!) [Video]

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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I know it’s barely even cold outside but the closer it gets to the holidays, the more expensive everything gets – and this includes travel. That’s why we are talking holiday travel in September! It doesn’t really matter if you’re trying to find a flight to see your family or you’re spending this holiday season […]



10 Affordable Smart Home Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:04:00 +0000

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You don’t need to be stacked like Bill Gates or have a bank account like Zuckerberg’s to afford a home that bends to your every whim. With Bluetooth-enabled air fresheners, vacuum cleaners with Wi-Fi and countless other connected gadgets flooding what’s been dubbed the “Internet of Things” (IoT), it’s more affordable than ever to integrate […]



3 Tips For Minimizing Distractions This Semester [Video]

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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Now that the summer is winding down and you’re getting back into the swing of classes and your favorite fall activities, it’s time to focus in and kick productivity into gear. If you’re looking to get the most out of what this semester has to offer, you’ll be way better off if you can avoid […]



The Most Expensive Millennial Mistake (and How to Fix It)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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If you’re a millennial, chances are you’re well aware of the importance of saving your hard-earned dollars. However, you’re also likely saving the wrong way — costing you thousands of dollars each year. The word “saving” for most evokes the idea of a savings account. But, for millennials who have a long time-horizon, an integral […]



My Coworker Makes More Than Me – What Can I Do?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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One day at a previous job, my coworker left their pay stub sitting in a shared space. I didn’t mean to snoop, but in looking to see what they had left I accidentally saw their take-home sum. I immediately wished I could erase this forbidden knowledge, but like Game of Thrones spoilers on the internet […]



Make Getting Dressed Easier (And Cheaper!) with a Capsule Wardrobe

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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We all wake up in the morning wishing we were walking into a closet the size of Carrie Bradshaw’s on “Sex and The City”—or really, any celebrity for that matter. But too often we look into our wardrobe only to find that there isn’t anything to wear. It’s not that we don’t have plenty of […]



Should I Take a Low-Paying Job with Good Potential?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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Any career guru worth their salt will probably advise you to only switch jobs for an upgraded salary. It makes sense; if you’re looking to advance your professional standing, taking a step back is also a step in the wrong direction – usually. Sometimes, your career leads you to a place where the only way […]



Before You Graduate: 4 Financial Feats to Master

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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College is an amazing experience: you’re choosing a course of study and forging a unique path in life. And if you’re like many young adults, you’ll be making big decisions without the constant supervision of your parents. Chief among those decisions: your financial choices. As you’re hitting the books to earn your degree, make time […]