What Budgeting Means In 2016

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By Christine McClean

This year has been cataclysmic. America is experiencing one of its most eventful elections in history. Britain has made the shocking decision to leave the European Union (EU). Terrorist attacks seem to be becoming commonplace. Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and changed the face of the gaming landscape. The list is endless. Quite a few of the changes that have occurred, or will soon occur, have profound impact on the way we live and do business. Continue reading

8 Things We’ll Never Feel Bad About Spending Money On

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By De and Kate

Remember when we were in middle school, and we’d go to the mall, and our parents would give us some money to buy whatever we wanted? And we’d make sure that our $20 (or whatever amount) would last as long as we needed it. We’d stretch that bill as far as we could; we’d nickle-and-dime every last tattoo choker necklace from Claire’s or jawbreaker from the candy store.

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Four Ways Your Side Hustle Can Boost Your Day Job Success

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By Eliza David

Behind every hustle bunny – at least in the infancy of said hustle – is a 9-to-5 gig. Before one can become their own boss, she more than likely has a boss of her own. It’s a fact of life, especially if you discover your passion after incurring a few financial obligations (like a couple of kids, a fixed mortgage, and a copious amount of student loans – basically, ME!) But I’ll let you in on a little secret: your day job and your side hustle combined create a stronger you overall.  Continue reading

5 Things I Wish I Knew The Summer After Graduation

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By De Elizabeth

I can remember the summer after graduation almost perfectly. College ended with very little fanfare; sure, there were fireworks and there was a barbecue, but the next morning felt pretty much like any other college Sunday: brunch in town, cleaning the suite, and going through pictures from the night before. Except this time, I was also packing up and leaving – and never coming back.  Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Save Money At The Grocery Store

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By Fadila Henry

Budgeting, while not everyone’s favorite word, is crucial in helping us manage our finances efficiently, so we’re able to get a lot more out of our money without selling ourselves short in the long run. Unlike make-up and handbags, we need food to live, so even when we’re suspicious of the large amounts we spend on groceries, we tend to overlook it because it’s food, it’s for our survival! Luckily, this is an area where a few small changes can make a difference to our cash flow and can instill some healthy shopping habits in our lives. So here’s a few tips to get you started.

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Three Major Advantages To Moving To A Big City

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By Jana-Lynn

While suburban and country living allows for a slower, peaceful, and more relaxed pace of life, sometimes you just have to take that big leap and move to major city to enjoy all the hustle, bustle, flashing neon lights, and 3am post-party shawarma and bubble tea food adventure. City-living often creates an exciting, exhilarating, and entertaining space to enjoy many amazing cultural, lifestyle, and financial opportunities. Check out some of our favorite reasons to live in a big city below. Continue reading