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How to optimize your resume for employment gaps

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Are you currently taking a hiatus from paid employment? Maybe you want to stay home with your kids until they’re in school. Maybe you haven’t been able to find another job after a layoff. Maybe you had some savings and took a mini-retirement. Or maybe you just wanted a break. Self-imposed or not, taking a break from the paycheck can be scary. […]

What is your just-getting-started story?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Unless you are born with a silver spoon, the journey toward financial independence will most likely be arduous. Even those who’ve reached the happy state of retirement have stories to tell about the ups and downs they experienced, their mistakes and triumphs, and what it really took to get there. […]

How to start paying student loans – best practices guide

As someone who started off her debt reduction journey on Get Rich Slowly with some pretty astronomical student loan debt, I’ve learned the hard way about the repayment process. And with school starting up again and many feeling tempted to borrow, I wanted to share some of that retrospectively gained wisdom. […]

37 ways to keep Fido happy, healthy on a budget

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. There’s no such thing as a free puppy. Or kitten. Or hamster, lizard, fish or rabbit. Even if someone hands you a critter outright, you can expect to spend between $580 to $875 a year for basic expenses, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. […]

When investing in yourself is wise

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. You’ve heard it before, many times probably: Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. Really? How do we know that’s true? Google the term “investing in yourself” and you’ll find numerous references to things like explore your creative side, nurture your mind and body, sleep and relax, say no to others, do things you love. […]

Side job helps chop 25-year payoff plan to 6 months

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. What do you do when you want to pay off your debt but you calculate it will take 25 years to do so on your current income? Well, if you’re Adrienne Dorison, you start a side business and start shoveling yourself out of debt faster! […]

How much does it cost to start a side gig?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. So you’re thinking to start a side gig. Congratulations! Whether you are trying to pay off debt or just trying to fully fund your savings account, a side gig can help you reach your financial goals. But be aware: There is a grain of truth to the old adage, “You have to spend money to make money.” Exactly how much money are we talking? […]

Why you should make a home your first investment

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Originally, this was to be a two-part series discussing the pros and cons of buying a home as opposed to investing. The purpose wasn’t to pick a winner or loser, per se. […]

10 splurges that won’t break the bank

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. But a more balanced approach could make it easier to stick to a spending plan, thereby making your long-term financial success more likely. […]

How to invest in index funds

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]