Six Steps for Millennials to Save $10K in a Year

Previously Published on Vivala Let’s be clear, there are no gimmicks to saving money, it’s all about a plan and sticking to it, but luckily there are some tips and tricks to make it easier to stay on track. First things first, let’s be honest, saving money is like dieting, the first month feels like […]

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Buying a House in Your 20s: It CAN Happen

Previously Published on Vivala Figuring out how to buy a home is confusing and overwhelming, so it is no wonder that many people get suckered into real estate transactions that may not be in their best interest. Buying a house so young requires a lot of due diligence. Your life is just beginning, so make […]

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Confused About Your 401(K)? No Worries, We Got You.

GROW Previously Published on Vivala The first day of a new job is overwhelming and full of paperwork and decisions. Among those decisions is the option to join your company’s 401(k) plan. Most people just sign the bulk of documents and feel grateful that they are doing the right thing investing for retirement. The problem […]

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Personal Finance Skills You MUST Have Before Turning 30

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala We all know that our 20s are messy and we spend our 30s getting our lives together but there are some things that you should start working on earlier than later. While I don’t have the answers to making your 20s better, I do have a set of […]

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Have Renters Insurance

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala It is no surprise that home ownership is out of reach for many millennials. In fact, no matter what TV shows like Girls will have you believe, Brooklyn is now the most unaffordable place to buy a home in America. It is not unheard of for a condo […]

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6 Ways to Keep Your Marriage AND Your Money in Order

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala The days of having a single-income household are all but gone (though no shame in your game if you are a homemaker, it is no doubt a full-time job). More than ever women are coming to a marriage with a career and assets, which is why it is […]

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A Wedding You Can Afford

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala It is almost sacrilegious to say you should budget for your wedding, but these days, in the time of hundred-thousand-dollar weddings, it seems like we need to pay closer attention to the spend. It is sad but not surprising that money is the “leading cause of stress in […]

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Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Student Debt, We Got You

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala According to U.S. News & World Report, the average student loan debt hovers around $30,000. For those that decided to get graduate degrees, that debt is even higher. While the bet is that incomes go up significantly after you get a degree, that hasn’t been the case. In […]

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Figuring Out Your Finances With Your Live-In Beau

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala Many modern gals are moving in with our boo’s long before marriage, and it makes a lot of sense. Testing the waters is generally a good call before going all in. The romantic in me thinks that love always trumps, but the lawyer in me reminds me that marriage […]

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7 Money Habits to Ditch Now

Now that you’re an, ahem, “adult” you need to start getting your finances in order STAT. Don’t wait until your thirties to start watching your bottom line. Believe us when we say, making a budget now can make all the difference in 10 to 20 years. So avoid these seven pitfalls and picture yourself riding […]

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