Category Archives: Managing Your Money

3 Awesome DIY Presents for Friends

The holidays are just around the corner. Tis the season to give – and to get! While the holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, to travel back home, and to snuggle up in sweaters, they can also be a time of strain on your bank account.

I know it’s important for many people to participate in the season’s gift giving without waking up to an overdrawn account. It is for me!

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Why A Shopping Ban May Not Be Right For You

Have you ever heard of a shopping ban, a spending fast, or a spending diet? A lot has been written about this style of saving money recently.

Whether you want to call it a shopping ban or a spending diet, it’s the same thing: you stop spending money on everything except the bare essentials. Things like rent, food, and health insurance get a pass, but everything else like eating out, movie nights, concerts, or clothes are a no go.

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How to Stop Being Afraid of the Stock Market

Black Tuesday. Black Friday. And most recently, Black Monday. The stock market has had some dark days, that can’t be denied. Investing remains the next great frontier for millennials, with many of us putting off or downright avoiding our start to investing.

I get it. I bought my first stock just one month ago. I’m a total investment newb and I can admit to it. My status as new kid on the block doesn’t matter though, because this is the block to be on.

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