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Saving Money While You Travel, Part 3

In our past two posts, we’ve looked at ways to save money on flights and lodging. Now we’re going to talk about essential apps every traveler should have on his or her smartphone to save time, money, and headaches. I’m going to assume you have more than enough apps on your smartphone already, so the last …

Categories: Saving Money, Travel

Wants Don’t Last

In 2011, I sat down with my two oldest children and the three of us each made a list of things that we wanted for Christmas. I used it as a way to get some ideas to share with grandparents and aunts and uncles, but more than that, it was a way to get them …

Categories: Getting Started

Eight Ways to Prevent Entrepreneurial Exhaustion

All work, no play — at least until you meet your income goals. I used to think this was the surefire way to attain success as an entrepreneur. Little did I realize, each time I surpassed a milestone, I would push myself even harder until I reached the next level. But one day, my extreme work …

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10 Holiday Gifts to Combat Consumerism Fatigue

We’re all guilty of it: You put off buying a present for a loved one, and suddenly it’s too late — so you just throw money at the problem and buy something for buying something’s sake. In the end, it’s a waste of money, and your friend or family member has another piece of junk they …

12 Strategies for Holiday Leftovers

Thanksgiving (and Christmas, for that matter) are holidays where my family tends to gather with grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews and share food, drink, and good cheer. These gatherings often tend to be large ones and thus large meals are often prepared with lots of different side dishes. The end result? There are …

Categories: Frugality, Meals

Everything You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

Virtually every business with any employees in the United States has to address the issue of workers’ compensation coverage. We’ll look at why you need it, how it works, and how to pay less for it. Most but not all states require that workers’ compensation coverage be provided in the form of an insurance policy …

Seven Strategies I Use on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

I’ll be honest: since about 2009, I haven’t left the house on Black Friday. Instead, I usually sleep in after a long evening spent eating a big meal and having a few glasses of wine with family members. I do get up and check a few online sales, but I haven’t found anything in a …

Categories: Shopping

How to Save for Your Child’s College Education

When families talk about college, the subject of money is never far behind. Seeing so many graduates overloaded with student loan debt, with 19% of borrowers owing more than $50,000 upon graduation, can be pretty scary for parents and students alike. As parents, you think the best thing you can do for your children is to encourage …

How to Build Your Resume in College

Building a resume is a tedious task, especially when you’re still in college. But a solid resume can help you score a great internship or land your dream job (and help you start paying back those student loans). Even though you might still be in school, with barely any experience to speak of, you can …

Categories: Careers, Education

Figuring Out the Path Forward

Most of the questions I get from readers about their finances have some things in common. They’re at a crossroads of some kind. Whether it’s triggered by a major life change or not, they have a sense that their current direction in life isn’t perfect for where they think they want to be going. They …

Categories: Getting Started