It’s easier than ever to pay less for amazing travel experiences. But that doesn’t mean you can always take what sounds like a great savings opportunity at face value. If you’re not careful, some “savings” tricks—like these six—can end up costing you more.
Code schools promise to help train you into a new six-figure-career as a web developer or engineer in as little as a few months. But are they worth it?
Becoming a web developer or a software engineer sounds like a great career. Who wouldn’t want to work in a fun office, get awesome benefits, work with new technology, and most importantly—earn a ton of cash? After all, the average salary for a web developers ranges between $77,849 and $116,529 per year.
I’m normally an introverted scaredy-cat. But I recently took a trip that brought me out of my comfort zone which positively impacted myself and my career.
“¿Qué estás haciendo chicas locas? Nos detenemos en Cuzco, no aquí!” the small Peruvian bus driver yelled at me and my friend. It didn’t matter. We couldn’t understand him anyways.
Student loans are a lifeline for college students without the means to foot the full bill for higher education. But the hardships begin when they graduate. For the Class of 2016, the average student loan borrower has more than $37,000 in student debt.
Connexus Credit Union started in Wausau, Wis., in 1935 and catered only to people affiliated with the company Employer’s Mutual (which was later acquired by Liberty Mutual). Since then, the credit union has absorbed numerous other credit unions and has entered the realm of online credit unions by offering membership to anyone in the country.
Maybe you’ve heard whispers among friends and family that making biweekly mortgage payments—once every two weeks instead of once a month—can help you pay off your loan sooner. In most cases that’s true, but did you know there are a ton of other benefits as well?
When it comes to CD rates, Bank of Internet is a bit like Goldilocks. It doesn’t offer the best CD rates out there, but it also don’t offer the worst. In addition, its minimum deposit size to open a CD is relatively standard among banks, however it will be a bit cost-prohibitive to many people, especially those just starting out their savings.
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LASIK can be expensive, and you may or may not save money in the long run, but there are ways to get it done for cheaper!
I spent a lot of time camping out in hot, dry, windy Wyoming last summer. While it was an amazing experience, there was one downside: my eyes. I spent most of the time blinking so hard to clear my contacts that I could have turned it into an Olympic sport.
I went in for my annual eye exam when I returned home. The average annual cost of contact lenses and cl...
Beating your personal best. Becoming healthier and happier. Beginning to look and feel good. These are the promises many gyms make in exchange for a membership fee. But whether or not you need a gym to achieve these goals is often up for debate, especially when you’re keeping budget in mind. The constant pull between fitness and finances has many people asking: Are gym memberships worth the money?
Buying a home might be one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s full of possibilities, but it’s also full of a whirlwind of paperwork and financial hurdles. One of those hurdles that can easily get lost in the shuffle of mortgage documents and closing costs: saving money for emergency home repairs.
You’ve got a basic financial plan and you’re chugging away each month at budgeting, saving, and earning more money. Congratulations! You’re well on your way to reaching your financial goals. But, what now?
This is a great time to start a quarterly financial review, just like the CEOs and CFOs at big businesses. Unlike what you may think, you don’t need to be the head of a multi-million dollar company to benefit from quarterly financial reviews.
To get the low-down on how to get going with you...
Do you know why jokes can be so funny? They often point out the little (and sometimes big) things in life that we typically overlook or don’t stop to think about. When you step back and look at it from a 5,000-foot view, you can see the truth of a situation —and this truth can be funny.
The same thing applies to money.
I thought I’d be totally fine as a full-time freelancer. I was wrong. Here’s what I did to become more productive as a self employed writer.
I never figured I’d ever be self employed, but that’s exactly where I found myself when my temp job ended sooner than expected in December 2016. When that happened, I knew what I had to do. I’d been working part-time as a freelance writer for a year by that point, so I decided to take my side hustle full-time.
"What gets measured gets managed" is an adage, and it's true. If you're in debt, one of the best ways to motivate yourself to get out of debt is by tracking it. Debt tracking websites and apps allow you to create debt payoff plans, calculate how much interest you'll pay in the process of becoming debt-free, and predict the all-holy debt-free date. Many even let you play around to see what the effect of extra monthly payments are.