Category Personal Finance

Doing Things The Old Fashioned Way Could Be Costing You

By Emma McGowan Okay, so I know that buying tech is expensive. A new Mac, for example, can put you out between $1000 and $2000 dollars, depending on what you’re looking for. A new smartphone can cost you around $600 and an e-reader can put you out for as much as $200. There is, however, […]

5 Easy Ways To Save Money AND Lose Weight

Sometimes it seems like everyone wants two things that they never get: to lose weight and to save money. Why not combine the two for a double-power packed punch of motivation? Here are five different ways you can save cash while shedding pounds. 1. Walk or bike to work. This one is a no-brainer. Working […]

How To Save On Back-To-School, Despite Skyrocketing Prices

School’s back! Whether you’re headed back yourself or you have kids who’ve already started their education, it’s time for back to school shopping. Clothing, notebooks, backpacks, calculators… It seems like the shopping list gets longer every year. Unfortunately, I have some bad news. Not only are there more things you “have to” buy, but the […]

How To Create A Joint Budget That’s Fair For Both Of You

A good friend of mine who’s in her mid-twenties messaged me yesterday with a hard relationship question. Her partner makes almost twice as much as she does, but she always ends up doing the food shopping and spending her own money. On top of all that, she has a bunch of education debt, while he […]

4 Simple Steps To Financial Bliss In Your Relationship

Okay, so last week I promised that we’d tackle the issue of different spending styles within a couple and I’m ready to jump right into it with you. If you and your honey are having a hard time seeing eye to eye on where your cash should be flowing, keep reading for a fun and […]

How To Keep Money From Breaking Up Your Relationship

By Emma McGowan Who wants to talk about money? If you’re here, I’m guessing that you definitely do but does your significant other? If that’s not a question you’ve already put to your sweetie, I’m here to give you a heads up: You have a new task at the top of your to-do list. Talking […]

What Can You Do To Make Sure Your Wedding Doesn’t Cost 20 Grand?

By Emma McGowan It’s mid-summer and you know what that means: Wedding season is in full swing. It seems like everywhere I turn there are bachelorette parties parading around, people smooching in front of elaborate floral arrangements, and hideous bridesmaid’s outfits. While I myself am not yet at the point where I’m ready to tie […]