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How to Stay Financially Responsible While Renting With a Roommate

This post is from guest author Melissa Davidson. You can find her on Twitter @madtris.  Getting a roommate isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. While it may seem like the best decision for your wallet, you could actually be harmed financially in the process if your roommates are terrible. You’ll want to avoid some notorious […]

Top 3 Ways to Save Money Around the House

It’s kind of a drag. You buy your first home, so now you’re in debt and paying a mortgage. You don’t have time to think about simple ways of conserving cash around the house? Money goes down the drain as you go about your life. Or you save money on the small stuff. You keep […]

How to Be Financially Literate While You’re in College

You might be physically fit while you’re young and in college, but staying in good financial shape is another matter. Being solvent is easily one of the hardest of accomplishments because there are a lot of other things to focus on: the effort to get good grades, your social life, your love life, and your […]

How to Get the Most Out of Buying Your First House

When you’re young, buying a house seems either daunting because of the sheer amount of money you need or like a hassle that will tie you down for the future. No more freedom to go anywhere you want, and hello responsibility. But here’s the thing about buying a home: it’s better than investing in gold. […]

Save Money During The Big Move

Moving across the country costs quite a bit of money and time, but there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to save yourself some money. Whether you’re able to loop your neighbors into helping, save yourself from a few hidden costs, or are able to relax and spend less, it’s up to […]

Top 5 Vehicle Modifications That Save You Cash

Spending a lot on your car is a drag, so you’re probably already familiar with some DIY tips to save money on your car. Those tips—such as keeping tires properly inflated and doing your own maintenance—are essential to any vehicle owner. They’re the basics. Now it’s time to learn about some great vehicle modifications that […]

How to get out of America and make good money

It’s true that an education from one of America’s universities is highly valuable. Our universities are among the best in the world, with students from all over the globe seeking admittance. But it’s also true that America’s job market is tough. It’s highly competitive and wages are relatively low, meaning grads with student loan debt […]

How to make the Most of Your Finances after College

College graduation is exhilarating. When I walked, and when I threw my hat in the air, it seemed like everything good was happening at once. No more homework, no more stress over exams.   But when freedom hit, it hit hard. Freedom meant I was chained to bills, the looming student loan payments, the constant […]

ICBA petition could save community banks from Basel III

An Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) petition managed to gather almost 15,000 signatures from people asserting that community banks should not be compelled to adopt Basel III, and this widespread opposition could prevent mortgage and business lending from being curtailed. According to an ICBA statement released on October 29, nearly 15,000 bankers signed a […]

Most Americans fail to utilize financial advice, says TIAA-CREF survey

The majority of people who receive financial advice do not act on it, according to a survey that was recently commissioned by major financial services firm TIAA-CREF and conducted by an independent research firm. Survey Results Only one-third of the participants in the survey indicated that after being advised on what to do with their […]