May 5, 2013

When Parents Give You Regular Cash Gifts

Jennifer writes in: My parents have been giving me $1,000 a month since I graduated from college three years ago. When my career first started, I really needed that money as I was an unpaid intern for several months at first while I built up my resume, then my first job paid less than minimum wage. Now, I’m making pretty good money. […]

Frugality Binge

It happens to a lot of people – myself included. One day, something triggers a change inside of you. You get really sick of paying money to the credit card companies and finally you reach the tipping point where the drawbacks of living a debt-filled life outweigh the benefits. You’re sick of it. You cut up the credit cards. You read a bunch of personal finance websites and books and articles. […]

Reader Stories: How I became a home entrepreneur to get out of debt

This reader story is from Kelly Crawford. Kelly is a “mompreneur” and contributing author for five blogs, including her own, Generation Cedar. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want to submit your own reader story? Here’s how. […]