Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds

We’ve all had emergencies. From car wrecks to sudden job layoff. And when an emergency hits, it can feel as if everything in your life is going wrong. Emergencies are stressful – and struggling to pay for them enhances the problem. By setting up an emergency fund...
How to Avoid the Most Common Car-Shopping Traps

How to Avoid the Most Common Car-Shopping Traps

Shopping for a new car is a heady feeling. If you are like most people, you’re going to get caught up in the emotion of the process, forgetting your head for your heart. If you’ve researched car buying at all, you’ve read all about car-buying traps;...
My Top 5 Money Mess Ups

My Top 5 Money Mess Ups

This article was written by  Laura, who blogs  at EverydayByTheLake.com. Today, I am fortunate enough to own a lakeside home and to be able to work part time from my house.   But I was not always in this favorable of a position… As a young adult, I set myself back...
10 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

10 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

It’s tax season again! For many people this means a big check in the mail. According to the IRS, the average tax refund is $3,120. For someone who earns $20/hr, that’s nearly 4 weeks of pay! If you’re one of these lucky people getting a refund check,...
Can You Get Ahead Working in Food Service?

Can You Get Ahead Working in Food Service?

Recently I wrote a post detailing my “career” working in restaurants. It was great to reflect on some of the choices I made coming out of college, especially with a less-than-marketable degree and entering a still rough economy. A couple of things stuck...