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Caring for Your Aging Parents on a Budget

This post is from guest author Rob Lanterman. In the great circle of life, caretaker roles tend to reverse as a human gets older. Often, the children they once raised up become the ones taking care of them. In this world of strange reverse parenting, those charged with taking care of their parents do so […]

First-Time Homeowner? First Know This One Thing About Utilities

Believe me, I was stunned when I heard this: victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey are paying to support dirty energy; you might be as well. Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is a lobbying group that partners with power companies nationwide. EEI doesn’t lobby for renewables, which—if fully implemented—could power the grid. EEI lobbies for fracking, […]

Is Student Loan Debt Hurting Real Estate Demand?

Traditionally in America there is a natural story around college graduates and real estate. It goes something like this: young people go to college, get an education, get a good job (or start a business) and then a few years later, in their late 20s or early 30s, they buy their first house. This first-time […]

5 Things Auto Insurers Don’t Want You to Know

Ever wonder why auto insurance commercials dominate our airwaves? Television is littered with commercials for GEICO, Nationwide, State Farm, Progressive and so many others. When I see this all I can think about is how much money they must be making in order to afford these commercials. Once most of us have a policy, we […]

These Money Management Methods Will Make You Richer in the Long Run

This post is from guest author Melissa Davidson. You can find her on Twitter @madtris.  Not everyone is good at managing their money. It’s a skill we aren’t necessarily taught in school, yet it’s something that has a big impact on our lives as we become adults. Financial freedom is about making good choices and being […]

How to Keep Your Car Insurance Payments Low

This post is from guest author Jesse Johnson. From rising gas prices to outrageous costs for repairs and regular maintenance, owning a car is expensive. Over time, car insurance can be one of the largest expenses you may never actually use. Many people pay too much for coverage they don’t need, and they don’t understand […]

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. […]