Save Money By Figuring Out Your Travel Style

Traveling, more often than not, leads to some sort of rewarding life experience. Whether it’s the trip of your life, or it rained and you had food poisoning the entire time, chances are that when you leave your home town, state, or country you will you learn something new about a culture separate from your own, […]

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THE FIRST STEPS YOU MUST TAKE TO GET OUT OF DEBT

Let’s admit it, chances are you have some amount of debt if you are reading this. That’s a great sign that you are aware and engaged in your financial health. You may even be ready to take steps to minimize your debts and learn how to make positive financial choices and strengthen your financial foundation. […]

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So You Blew Your Vacation Budget, Now What?

It’s summertime and for many of us that means vacation! Whether it’s amusement parks with the kids, a cross-country road trip, a caribbean resort with the friends, or that long-awaited eurotrip with your love, it’s prime vacation time and we all deserve as many getaways as possible.   Of course, being savvy and responsible you went […]

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6 QUICK TIPS TO SAVE ENOUGH FOR YOUR MONTHY LOAN PAYMENTS

  So you’ve just graduated and now you’re wondering how in the world you’ll be able to pay off your student loans. Loans are enough of a hassle on their own, but add them to your other bills and things get overwhelming very quickly. But fear not! Here are a some quick tips to ensure you make […]

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PAY MORE NOW, PAY LESS LATER : 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD SPLURGE ON !

We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for”, and this is especially true for items that are worthy of the investment. One hitch in this plan? You actually have to have the money to invest! While the expense may be a barrier initially and you may need to save up for a […]

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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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Taking the Shame Out of the Money Game

What if talking about money with your friends was as easy as catching up on the latest hot new show on Netflix or going on and on about the latest electoral race snafu?   Talking about money is hard and it’s sometimes a touchy subject. Mostly because we assume that we’re the only ones feeling […]

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5 MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR COLLEGE GRADS

  Graduation season is a great time of year. All the inspirational commencement speeches and excitement for the future makes it the perfect time to reflect on what I’ve learned since graduating three years ago (and post awesome #tbt photos!).   In retrospect, one of the key lessons I learned from college was that clear […]

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5 SIGNS YOU’RE AFRAID OF YOUR FINANCES

As millennials, we have so many reasons to be afraid of our finances. A lot of us have little to no savings, a lot of student debt, and no idea what we’re doing when it comes to managing money. Some of us are well aware of these financial fears – but some of you – […]

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Blackish & the Keeping Up with the Middle Class

  I recently watched an episode of ABC’s Blackish titled “Keeping up the Johnsons”– yes, I know I am late to the game. The episode was a play on the common phrase, keeping up with the Joneses. The episode follows Bow and Andre Johnson, an upper middle class family of 4, as they discover they’ve been […]

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