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10 Money Mistakes Most 20‑Somethings Make

Buying a new car may seem like a no-brainer. But when you’re still making monthly payments years later, you might end up wishing you could spend that money elsewhere. Photo: Joshua Chase Your 20s are a time of self-discovery, a time to mature and grow. […]

10 Money Mistakes Most 20‑Somethings Make

Buying a new car may seem like a no-brainer. But when you’re still making monthly payments years later, you might end up wishing you could spend that money elsewhere. Photo: Joshua Chase Your 20s are a time of self-discovery, a time to mature and grow. […]

Best Frequent Flyer Programs of 2015

Other than shopping around, there are few ways to save money on airfare – that’s where the best frequent flyer programs come in. […]

Best Frequent Flyer Programs of 2015

Other than shopping around, there are few ways to save money on airfare – that’s where the best frequent flyer programs come in. […]

30 Ways We Saved Money When Having a Baby

In 2005, Sarah and I had our first child. In 2007, we added another. In 2010, we added a third. Today, all of them have gone through their infant years (and their toddler years, for that matter). The fun part about having kids in consecutive order like that is that you have the opportunity to really test out different strategies for saving money while caring for your little one. […]

Debt-Free Payment Methods: Alternatives to Cash

If you’re trying to slash your debt and protect against identity theft, there are alternatives to carrying a wad of cash. Photo: 401(k) Whether it’s Target, Home Depot, or Sony, it seems like every couple of months another huge corporation is hacked, exposing vast amounts of customer information. […]

Debt-Free Payment Methods: Alternatives to Cash

If you’re trying to slash your debt and protect against identity theft, there are alternatives to carrying a wad of cash. Photo: 401(k) Whether it’s Target, Home Depot, or Sony, it seems like every couple of months another huge corporation is hacked, exposing vast amounts of customer information. […]

Make the Most of a College Job Fair

Having a plan ahead of time will help you navigate a job fair. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Maybe not quite that cool. But it’s a great way to land or line up a job after graduation. The U.S. […]

Make the Most of a College Job Fair

Having a plan ahead of time will help you navigate a job fair. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Maybe not quite that cool. But it’s a great way to land or line up a job after graduation. The U.S. […]

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More!

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More! What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Money slipping through the cracks 2. Car window ice removal advice 3. Freecycle question 4. Too much saving? 5. Thoughts on carrying knives 6. […]