Checks hold an odd place in our personal finances. In many ways, checks seem like relics from a previous era.
The holidays offer an abundance of reasons to stress- from the family gatherings, the appetizers for a party, and reunions with friends, and office parties.
Investing can seem like a very risky, complex and fast-moving process. With endless combinations of investment vehicles to choose from,
“I only eat food grown at local farms.”
“I like to shop local – everything else is so mainstream.”
Thanksgiving snuck up on us and – oh! You totally forgot you were supposed to start “contributing” this year.
How did you decide where to open your first bank account? Where did you learn to budget or pay bills? If you have a money question now, what do you do? Who do you turn to?
As optimistic as I like to be about the world, the realistic truth is that there are really bad people who are good at stealing credit card information. To be aware of the problem is one step toward prevention—you can’t prevent a problem that you don’t acknowledge. While a true solution to stopping fraud has yet to be discovered (other than simply not using credit cards), some tips and tricks for preventing credit card fraud are available (and are super simple).
Some people say “More money, more problems.” Well, that’s not what I’ve experienced—especially when it comes to negotiating wages and asking for raises. In the employment world, consider yourself a product and your wage as the company’s investment in you. It’s time to show the company a high ROI, and pitch the case for a higher investment. From economic inflation to employee retention, there are many reasons to ask for a raise. When the time came for me to request a raise, I took a few steps to increase my chances of success.
Living on your own for the first time can be empowering. It means having independence and all the things that come with it. Some of those things—like not having to share a bathroom—are wonderful. Others—like killing spiders yourself—are not so fun. And leading the pack in the not-so-fun category: bills.
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On a college campus you’ll hear the phrase “I’m broke” almost as much as “Let’s hangout.” Instead of missing out on the fun, know what expenses to expect and how to handle them with proven tips from a college senior.