This was originally posted on September 22, 2014. It's done! After 6 years of growing a debt monster, and 3 years of attacking it with payments, I can finally say that I have paid off all of my credit card debt. Whew! When I made that first swipe I don't think I knew how much it would affect my … [Read more...] about How I Paid off $22,000 of Credit Card Debt
Budgeting & Saving
This post was created in partnership with Credit Sesame. Whether you have married, moved in with a partner, or are considering the next step in a relationship, one common question couples ask themselves is whether to open up a joint bank account. A joint account is beneficial if you wish to share … [Read more...] about Combined Finances: To Merge, or Not to Merge?
This partner post is part of the TaxAct #DIYtaxes blog tour which empowers you to take ownership of your finances by doing your own taxes. TaxAct provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file your taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxAct.com. You got this. Do … [Read more...] about How Filing Taxes On Your Own Can Make You Smarter
At some point in your life the travel bug hits you. For some people it happens earlier than for others. I remember always wanting to travel. So much so that my career ambition was to be a travel agent. After speaking with my guidance counselor, I learned that my career of choice was not as viable as … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Ways to Travel on a Budget
If you’re a college student, you may not think a lot about taxes. After all, you may not earn a lot of money, or you may get work-study money and assume you don’t need to pay taxes. However, it’s important to be aware of the topic, even if you think they don’t yet apply to you. Even if you’re in … [Read more...] about How Can a College Student File Taxes?
The end of the year is nearly here! If you're like 45% of Americans, you're probably starting to think of resolutions for 2016. If you're like me, you might be regretting some of the resolutions you set in 2015 and didn't keep (I'm looking at you, running goals!) You may have set budgeting, saving, … [Read more...] about Last Day of the Year: How Much Do You Have Saved?