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  • Blog Post: Should I go to Graduate School?

    Colleges are getting ready to open their doors and it's time for me to make an important decision. All summer long, I've been deliberating if I should I go to graduate school. There are many pros and cons to getting a master's degree, and lately the cons have been outweighing the pros - but, I still...
  • Blog Post: Six Tips on Preparing for the Big Day

    I will admit, the first day I started my new job, I was absolutely terrified. I was actually feeling a lot of emotions but excited and nervous were right up there at the top. I didn't know exactly what to expect so I decided to expect the unexpected. You want to prepare yourself properly to make...
  • Blog Post: Taking Advantage of the Last 4-Weeks of Summer

    Sales, sales, sales - is what the last four weeks of summer means to me. I am a thrifty shopper and when I see an end of season sale, I'm all over it. End of the season sales are a great way to save some money while storing up on seasonal clothes, decorations, and other seasonal merchandise. Clothing...
  • Blog Post: Finding a Home in the Big Apple

    Moving to New York City was very intimidating, but finding the right place at the right price was even scarier. I have heard horror stories of it taking months for people to find a place and well, I had one week to find mine. Needless to say, I was a frantic mess; so, hopefully this advice will save...
  • Blog Post: Find a Pal with a Pool

    Beating the heat on a budget can be difficult, especially if you have air conditioning and use a public swimming pool. There are ways to keep the costs low while beating the high temperatures. Turn off the air conditioner: Using an air conditioner for a single room or having central air for your home...
  • Blog Post: I Gotta Get Out of This Place!

    It happens every summer. That need to get away from campus, home, or work strikes hard and fast. But it's so expensive to take vacations. There's the hotel rooms, the airfare, the souvenirs. Just can't afford to do it. But wait! There's a way to get a great vacation, build tons of memories...
  • Blog Post: Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job

    I know that in this type of job market it's hard to pass up an opportunity, but sometimes in the end it can cause more of an economic hardship than before. There are a few questions you should ask yourself before committing to a job position. I asked myself all three of these (and more) before I...
  • Blog Post: Summer and the City

    Summer is a perfect time to make memories. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and fun is on the horizon. Making memories this summer doesn't have to be expensive or even in your neighborhood. Grab your pals and head to the city and make some fun summer memories. The city holds some awesome...
  • Blog Post: Guilt Free AC

    I was out wrangling my cat the other day -- he makes a break for the birds whenever I go in or out -- and I noticed that it's getting hot. It's getting real hot. In fact, I've been noticing it for awhile. I refuse to turn my AC on before June 1, but it never fails that at 12:01 a.m. that...
  • Blog Post: 3 Ways to Trim Your Spending and Clean up Your Checking Account

    Do you ever feel like your checking account needs some cleaning up? Every so often, my checking account seems out of control, which is mostly due to my spending habits. Eventually, I take control and trim my spending to bring my checking account back to life. Using coupons at the grocery store, putting...
  • Blog Post: Looking to Curb Your Spending?

    Each year, as New Year's Day comes around, we tend to make resolutions with hopes for the entire year. However, unless we have an unlimited amount of willpower, these resolutions don't always make it through the entire year. I'm sure at some point we've all hoped to spend more time with...
  • Blog Post: Utilize your Savings Account

    A few years ago, my bank offered me a free savings account. I immediately took advantage of the offer, because most savings accounts come with a fee unless you maintain a minimum account balance. Free or not, a savings account is a good thing to have, since its sole purpose is to save money. Even though...
  • Blog Post: 3 Ways to Save Money & Get Ahead With Summer School

    It's summer, the temperatures are rising, and the beach is starting to sound pretty good. But, it may be a good idea to think twice about skipping summer school. I love vacations as much as the next guy, but the benefits of going to summer school are too good to pass up: It's cheaper! Yep, summer...
  • Blog Post: Have a Cookout with Friends and Save

    Going out to eat with friends can be expensive. You might have to pay for cocktails, appetizers, an entree, a tip, and if you're anything like me - dessert. This season, when you and your buddies want to get together for some dining fun, consider having a cookout. Summer is a great season for having...
  • Blog Post: Is the Summer Sun Always Fun?

    Without a doubt, my favorite season is the summer. I've always enjoyed the warm weather, the breaks from school, relaxing with friends, and family vacations. For these reasons, I'm sure many of you feel the same way and enjoy the summer sun, as well. In my case, having a birthday in August has...
  • Blog Post: Planning a Cheap Summer Vacation

    Summer is almost here and June 21 st will start the vacation season. It's no secret that vacations can be expensive and summer vacations offer no exceptions. There are many ways to save on vacations - even for college students and grads. If you want to travel locally, nationally, or abroad this summer...
  • Blog Post: It's Coming. Are You Ready?

    Graduation is so close that I can practically feel the degree in my hand. Four more classes, one lab, and I'll be done. I honestly could not be more excited. But, that excitement is dancing around in the shadow of Stress Mountain. I can hear a clock ticking down to the inevitable onslaught of new...
  • Blog Post: A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

    There are numerous ways to save money, such as: Using a savings account Joining a credit union Stuffing money under a mattress Burying a box of cash in the backyard Saving change Some of these ways are more traditional than others, but everyone has tried at least once to save their spare change. To some...
  • Blog Post: Avoid Spending Now = Save for the Future

    Saving money is tough-no matter how old you are, or what stage of life you're in. While I was in college, it was terribly hard for me to save money for the future. I was able to save for the months ahead-for things such as bills, books, school supplies, gas, and other necessities-but saving for my...
  • Blog Post: Fun and Cheap Summer Break Activities

    I absolutely love summer. It's a great time for fun and relaxation. The weather is beautiful and there are countless activities to enjoy without breaking the bank. When I was in college - summer meant no classes and more time for friends, family, and fun. Some of the things that my friends and I...
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