Jan 28, 2020

This Is How Much You Could Be Making If You Cut Back on Binge-Watching TV

With streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the new services like HBO Max and Disney+ rolling out seemingly...

Apr 26, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Gen-Y Recessionista Tips

This week I was perusing USA Today and stumbled upon an article that struck me as, frankly, a bit terrifying. The article screamed HUGE DEBT, NO SAVINGS in my face, warning all of us in "Gen-Y" (that group of seventeen - twenty-somethings) that we're the only generation unlikely to out-succeed our parents financially.

Sep 1, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Vinyl Wall Art

A few weeks ago, I packed up everything I own into a compact yellow truck and drove halfway across the country to unload it all and dump it in a new place. I started fantasizing about decorating ideas for my new pad long before I got here (like on the million-hour drive), and one of the things I was most into was vinyl wall art.

Paper or Plastic?

You ever see those visa check card commercials where they show a fantastic shopping plaza where everyone is happily swiping away *swipe swipe swipe… until that jerk comes along, coin pouch in hand, and holds up the whole line? Yeah, that jerk is usually me.

Money Matters: Free Summer Fun

I've mentioned this in recent posts, but I always use my summer vacation as a catalyst for next fall's budget. Many of you are saving money by living at home, or earning extra cash by taking on a summer job. However, when the sun comes out, it's a lot more tempting to go out and spend money.

May 13, 2009

Money Matters: Worth the Splurge? Maybe Not.

When shopping, I often find my wallet trying to convince my mind that the skirt, the moisturizer, or the heels in front of me are worth the outrageous price tag. But after I make the costly purchase, I wonder—was it worth it? To help answer this question, I’ve compiled a list of things that I feel are, and aren’t, worth the splurge during our sad and painful recession.

May 6, 2009

Apr 22, 2009

Money Matters: Smart Splurges in Celebration of Your Tax Refund

Overall, this is sad, but in a couple of weeks I'll be getting nearly a G in tax returns. Yeah, that's a crapload of money. But when I look back at all the hours I worked in 2008, it also makes me realize... I made jack sh*t.

Mar 25, 2009

Money Matters: Are Your Friends Increasing Your Debt?

It's your BFF. You've known her since you were five. And yeah, you just spent a whole paycheck on housing, but you still need her to hang out. But still, you're both broke, college students. So who's taking the brunt, financially?

Dec 3, 2008

Money Matters Lesson 6: CDs (And I’m Not Talking About Britney’s Circus Album)

[College kids are notorious for being poor. And why shouldn’t we be? We take out student loans to pay for...

Nov 24, 2008

Easy Tips for Saving a Little Dough

I’m sure we’ve all felt the effects of the current economic crisis; I know I have. Between my commute to...

Oct 29, 2008

Money Matters Lesson 2: Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards

[College kids are notorious for being poor. And why shouldn’t we be? We take out student loans to pay for...

Oct 27, 2008

How You Do: Balancing Your Budget

If the last time you opened up your checkbook to track your expenses was around the same time you snuggled...

Oct 22, 2008

Money Matters Lesson 1: Free Student Checking

[College kids are notorious for being poor. And why shouldn’t we be? We take out student loans to pay for...

Jul 24, 2008

Craigslist: Cha-Ching!

Who couldn’t use a quick buck these days? Especially college students who can barely scrape together a couple of quarters...

Apr 11, 2008

Travel Lesson #4: Budget Your Money

Four months ago, I traveled to Colombia with an expired ATM card. Although I had planned my trip, considering where...