How to Leverage Your Strengths to Be Your Own Boss

Want to hear something funny about freelancing? While a lot of people make the switch to freelancing to “be their own boss” or “do their own thing,” the popular construct of “the ideal, successful freelancer” seems to consist of a conspicuously small cluster of traits. This kind of freelancer pounces on every opportunity, is aContinue reading “How to Leverage Your Strengths to Be Your Own Boss”

7 Tips to Enjoy Debt Free Holidays This Year

How much money are you planning on spending this year during the holidays? For the average American family, it’s a good chunk of change. During the 2017 holiday season, Bank of America found that of those surveyed, they spent on average $1,143 for purchases. Another survey found that respondents spent over $600 on gifts forContinue reading “7 Tips to Enjoy Debt Free Holidays This Year”

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Your Dream Gap Year

Table of Contents  Why Students Should Consider a Gap Year How to Save for a Gap Year Money-Saving Tips During Your Gap Year Applying for College After a Gap Year Additional Resources  For many young adults, it can feel like there’s an expected life path that they’re supposed to follow. You do well in school,Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Taking Your Dream Gap Year”

10 TED Talks on Minimalism to Inspire You to Spend Less

We’ve all heard the expression “less is more,” and the concept of minimalism embraces that fully. While it is not a new concept, the minimalism trend has gained popularity in recent years,  especially amongst Millennials in the United States. From tiny houses to the KonMari organization method, people are finding unique ways to declutter theirContinue reading “10 TED Talks on Minimalism to Inspire You to Spend Less”

Why You Might Want to Start Paying Your Student Loans in College

When I was 26 years old, I paid off my student loans just three years after graduation. People congratulated me on my task and couldn’t believe how quickly I’d done it, especially since I was only making $30,000 a year.  But I wasn’t that impressed. I knew how much money I had wasted in college,Continue reading “Why You Might Want to Start Paying Your Student Loans in College”

4 Inexpensive East Coast Destinations to Travel to With Your Family

It’s amazing how things change when you have kids. Before kids, weekend getaways and trips were fairly easy. When we needed to take a break, I remember we could look at the calendar and twenty minutes later, have a few dates to run by work for time off.  Even the destinations would already be topContinue reading “4 Inexpensive East Coast Destinations to Travel to With Your Family”

Building a Freelancing Business: Try the Patchwork Method

When I was first curious about freelancing, I felt a bit overwhelmed. I wasn’t quite sure how to get started, and feared I didn’t have what it took to be a successful solopreneur. But here’s what I learned: The beauty of freelancing is that you don’t need to have a fancy degree, or even haveContinue reading “Building a Freelancing Business: Try the Patchwork Method”

How to Slash Your Grocery Bill

How much does your family spend on food? If you’re like most, food is one of your top three expenses (the other two being housing and transportation). While it’s an essential expense for sure, but when digging around those receipts, we’re probably finding out just how much those lunches out and dinners picked up onContinue reading “How to Slash Your Grocery Bill”

How To Save Money As A Freelancer To Take Holiday Vacations

Amid the typical bustle and hair-tearing stress of the holidays, I prefer to keep my professional life as relaxed as possible. That means taking off a few weeks from work at the end of the year. Adding the freelancer hustle on top of parties across town and last-minute shopping? That would only leave me drainedContinue reading “How To Save Money As A Freelancer To Take Holiday Vacations”

When It’s Right to Do “Nothing” for Your Portfolio

One of the biggest tests for investors — and, for savvy investors, one of the biggest opportunities — is how they behave when the market gets rocky. There are essentially two things every investor can do when the market suffers a downturn. These might sound oversimplified, but it is important to distill these options as far asContinue reading “When It’s Right to Do “Nothing” for Your Portfolio”

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