Author Archives: Antoinette Vitale

Financial Advice 101 for Recent College Graduates

It’s flashy. It’s fancy. It’s validating. It’s your college degree, and it’s finally in your hands. You’ve worked hard for this for a long time, and the fruit of your labor is symbolized in that piece of paper. The problem? With the fading of college life comes the onset of full adulthood, with all of […]

Labor Day: The Facts

Labor Day now is a day off with family and friends: often celebrated by a large body or bodies of water with copious amounts of barbecued burgers, hotdogs and ridiculous amounts of grandma’s potato salad. It is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday of every September that demonstrates the end of summer and […]

How, Where, and When Floridians Can Watch the Solar Eclipse

There’s a rare event coming to Florida, and no, it’s not a snowstorm. You might have heard about a little something called a solar eclipse coming our way. Well, not our way exactly, but across the continental U.S., including Florida, on August 21 2017. In case you don’t know, a solar eclipse is when the […]

Thrifty: 7 Tips for Looking Stylish on a Budget

Most human beings like to look good and don’t like to not look good. Pretty revolutionary insight, I know. Even if we don’t think about it all that much, most of us would prefer to dress stylishly and feel good about what we wear. There’s a big problem though: clothes and accessories cost money, and […]

Book Bingo: A Game for Adventurous Readers

I know what you’re thinking. I love books and bingo so, so much . . . but how could I possibly combine them? You, my friend, are in luck, because you’re about to discover how to combine the majestic worlds of books and bingo in a game poetically called “Book Bingo.” It’s a game that […]

3 Ways to Establish Credit (And 4 Ways to Improve It)

By now, you probably know the irony of establishing credit. In order to prove your ability to pay back debts, you have to enter into debt first. It’s a frustrating situation, to be sure, but one that actually makes some sense. In order to feel truly confident about loaning out money, you’d want to be […]

8 Interesting and Bizarre Facts About July 4th

For a holiday as significant as the July 4th, it sure does have some bizarre history. You know how it works today. We hang out on a blazing hot day, cook more hot food over a hot grill, then watch fire explode in the sky. (I’m just now putting together all the “heat” aspects of […]

5 Tips for Achieving Financial Security

No one likes the fear of meeting disaster around the corner. This is true in all areas of life, and money is certainly no exception. The threat of finances spiralling out of control from a few hefty unforeseen bills or life circumstances produces anxiety for millions of people every day. Yet, people often live in […]