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Rachel Slifka

Rachel is a freelance writer and human resources professional. She is passionate about helping fellow millennials find success with their finances and careers. Check out her website RachelSlifka.com.

Latest articles by Rachel Slifka

How to Become a Minimalist With Your Money

Money management have your head in a whirl? Try the minimalist approach instead.

6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

7 Ways to Make Money Over Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost here. Celebrate the long weekend with these easy ways to rake in extra cash.

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

There are scores of fancy apps and websites that can help you manage your money, but for some, nothing beats the elegance of a simple spreadsheet.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Before you know it, summer heat will be here. Is your home ready?

5 Money Goals You Can Achieve This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, soaking in the sun, and conquering your money goals.

7 Easy Money Moves to Make on a Rainy Day

The rain may be falling, but that doesn't mean you can't make the sun shine on your finances.

5 Characteristics of the World's Youngest Billionaires

There are 2200 billionaires in the world, and just 63 are under the age of 40. Here's what they have in common.

How to Budget During a Crisis

Life happens. When a financial crisis is upon your shoulders, your best defense is a smart budget breakdown.

How New Homeowners Can Furnish Their Place on a Budget

You're finally a homeowner! Now you feel the need to fill up all that space. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to kick up your feet for cheap.

5 Financial Risks Worth Taking

It can be hard to put our money "at risk." It can be even riskier not to.

3 Ways Education Can Impact Your Creditworthiness

Education doesn't directly affect your credit; but it can impact your creditworthiness.

5-Minute Finance: Start an Emergency Fund

It can take years to recoup from a financial emergency. But it only takes five minutes to set up an emergency fund.

How to Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

Rising interest rates aren't all bad. Here's how to make rate hikes work to your favor.

10 Affordable Ways to Make Spring Break All About Self-Care

Want to treat yourself this spring break without blowing your budget? There are plenty of cheap (or free!) ways to put yourself first.

Your Bank Took Away Free Checking. Now What?

Has your bank started charging you for simply having a checking account? Here's what to do.

What to Do if You Get Sick While Traveling Abroad

There's never a good time to get sick. This might be the worst time.

5 Ways Job Hunting Has Gotten Better for New Grads

If you're graduating from college soon, take heart; job hunting has gotten a lot easier.

How to Dress for Success Before You're Successful

You really can build a get ahead wardrobe even if your current gig won't support dressing for the job you want.