4 Tips to Help You Save as a Broke College Student

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

You can find a lot of content about saving for college. But what about saving in college? College is the next level; the next chapter; the next stage in your journey into adulthood. While all of the movies about college have made it seem like a four-year-long party, college can be pretty stressful. Between classes, projects, midterms, papers, and everything else that is synonymous with a higher education, many students have to worry about finances as well.

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Don’t Let Honey Boo Boo’s Mom Show You Up

By |January 10th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

We are just over a week into 2013 and tomorrow might be your first paycheck of the new year. If you didn't get a raise then it might be smaller than you are used to because taxes have gone up. That's what happens when you live in a country that believes the government should continue to grow and it should

Saving Money Takes Motivation

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

I've been writing about personal finance for over two years now. I've been running numbers, finding out the smartest ways to pay down debt. On multiple occasions I've identified places where I spend too much money (like on eating out). And in many instances I've recognized a problem and done nothing about it. Why worry about spending too much money

How I Saved $1.53

By |August 28th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I was at the grocery store and instead of buying my usual brand of sandwich bread, I bought a different kind that was a little bit cheaper. Savings: $1.53. Booyah! Then as I passed by the candy aisle, I saw some Milk Duds. Mmmmmmmmmmm. I thought, "I just saved $1.53 on bread... I should treat myself to some delicious chocolate-caramel

Is Location Important for Saving Money?

By |April 18th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Where you live plays a big role in how easy or difficult it is to save money. Taxes, real estate prices, employment opportunities are just a few of the things that can be different by location and impact your savings. I live in Dallas, Texas which makes saving pretty darn easy for me. Here's why: No State Income Tax I

Could You Go Without a Car?

By |April 10th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

About one year from today I will turn in my 2010 Toyota Camry and complete the terms on my lease. And then I will have a decision to make: should I buy a new car or try to live life in America without a vehicle? Buying a vehicle is expensive. I don't have the money to buy a car outright

Does Where You Live Matter for Retirement Savings?

By |January 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday one of my facebook followers asked me a question about where you live and how that relates to your retirement savings. I'm going to answer his question and seven others because that's what I do on Wednesdays. If you want me to answer your question next week, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or both and tell

Cancel a Recurring Bill Today

By |January 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

You probably pay for one or more of the following every month: a gym membership, cable television, a cell phone, a home phone, a country club membership, Netflix, Gamefly, cheese of the month club, wine of the month club, beer of the month club, magazine subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, or some magical health drink that you never really wanted but bought

Random Money Thoughts: Saving a Dollar per Transaction

By |September 20th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Sometimes I have so many thoughts about money swirling around in my head, I can't consolidate them into one coherent message. Here are my random money thoughts for Tuesday, September 20th. Saving a Dollar Every Time You Spend Money I heard a commercial on the radio for a Wells Fargo checking account that forces you to save by transferring a