How To

6 Best Ways to Get Out of Debt and Achieve Financial Zen

Is your debt stressing you out? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of American households have some form of debt. That’s a smaller percentage than during the height of the recent recession, but debt statistics for the United States are still sobering: $70,000 – Median debt for American households $150,000 – Average mortgage debt ... Read more

Early Career

How to Compare Two Job Offers

Weighing two separate job offers can seem like an embarrassment of riches. In today’s job-starved economy, the prospect of having your choice between two positions is a rare and enviable position. But there’s also an element of anxiety with choosing between two offers. One could be the job of your dreams, and the other could ... Read more

Early Career

How to Pay off Student Loan Debt

College was a blast, right? You partied, made a few friends and might’ve even learned a thing or two. But now that your final semester is in the rearview, it’s time to think about how you’re going to pay for that hard-earned education. If you’re in your early twenties and part of the class of ... Read more

Early Career

Cost of Living in Major Metro Areas

There are multitude of reasons why you may decide to move from one city to another. Maybe you just landed a sweet high-paying job after graduating college or you’ve done the research and decided that moving would be a better option for starting your own business. While it would be great to just pick-up and go, ... Read more

Early Career

How to Create Your First Budget

There are many milestones of being an adult. Signing your own lease for the first time, being able to rent a car, having someone call you ma’am. But being an adult also means being responsible for your own finances. Like many things, you can’t have a successful financial future if you don’t plan for it. ... Read more

Early Career

5 Tips on How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

Now that you’ve crushed it with your cover letter, blown everyone away with your resume, and aced your interview, it’s time to do what half of all new hires never even attempt: negotiate your salary. If you’re a recent graduate hunting for work or a twentysomething switching careers, the thought of telling a potential employer ... Read more

Early Career

Transitioning Your Finances to Life After College

Just graduated from college? Congratulations! You’ve made it to one of the major milestones in life, and you’re looking at a world of possibility. So how do you make the most of starting this new, post-university phase of life? One of the most important things to understand as you transition from college student to real ... Read more

Credit

Guest Post: Using Mint to Pay Down $14,000 in Credit Card Debt

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Bradt, is one-half of the duo behind the Dames in Debt blog. The Dames are sisters working off their combined $250,000 worth of student loans and consumer debt while keeping it real about the struggles of being twenty-somethings in expensive cities with limited funds.   Credit cards…love them or hate them, ... Read more

Credit

The Truth About Department Store Credit Cards

If you’ve ever shopped in a department store, you know the story. Maybe you picked up a new set of cutlery, registered for a wedding or tried on some new dresses. Whatever the reason for your trip, the checkout process is always going to start the same way – “Have you signed up for our ... Read more