Category Archives: Budget

13 Cheap Home Improvement Ideas

It’s always a good idea to make home improvements. At least, this is true in the long run. Even though projects set you back financially in the short-term, ideally they will improve the value of your home should you decide to eventually sell it. Even if you don’t, you’ll up your quality of living, which […]

7 Money Tips for Traveling Abroad

Congratulations on the trip of a lifetime. Your scaling the Alps, temple-hopping in Japan, high-fiving the Easter Island statues (except not). How amazing. I’m jealous. Obviously, though, if you’re reading this, you recognize that paying for things internationally can be a bit tricky. Do you need local currency, and if you get it, where should […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Psychological Tips as You Pay Down Your Debt

I’m probably in the minority here, but I don’t really enjoy having debt. That’s actually a gargantuan understatement: debt is like a shadow that you can’t shake and that floods your mind when the light hits just right. It’s not a friend. Maybe it started that way, but it’s become a parasite. Do you find […]