From Stress to Success in the City: Part 2: Renting vs Buying

Buying vs Renting

If you feel established financially, buying a home, loft, condo, or apartment may be the right option for you. Establishing a mortgage payment rather than a rent check may be more attainable than you think. Researching your real estate market, mortgage rates, and the timing of when you buy a home is vital to success. If you are a […]

From Stress to Success in the City: Biking Benefits During National Bike Month

National Bike Month

Biking is a fun and cost effective way to get to work which is why many professionals are catching on. It is time to ditch the planes, trains, and automobiles (okay maybe not planes) and start riding your bike to work. I commute to work on my bike because I am looking to stay fit, save […]

Financial Literacy Month: How To Have Fun While Sticking To a Budget

Every penny counts.

Many people worry that they have to compromise socializing to save money. Rather, frame it as prioritizing your social agenda. This Financial Literacy Month, don’t let the fear of missing out–or FOMO–tank the steps you have made to stick to a budget. Keeping your social life in check with your budget takes planning. I have suffered […]

Financial Literacy Month: 3 Tips for Sticking To a Budget

Financial Literacy.

A key way to be responsible with your finances is creating a budget and keeping it. Knowing where every penny of your hard-earned money is goes allows you to trim excess spending and save for life plans such as family events, traveling, and retirement. April is not only when your taxes are due but it is also […]

Education Wednesday: Aundrea’s Project Debt Down Student Loan Repayment Update

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At the beginning of the year I resolved to reduce my student loan debt. Three months later, Project Debt Down (as I named my loan repayment effort) is in full effect! With a totally new mindset about money management, I am excited to share the tricks that are helping me pay down my student loan debt.  You might be waiting for that […]

Education Wednesday: Funding College with Grants and Scholarships

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Applying for grants and scholarships is a worthwhile effort for every student as they prepare for college. Looking back on my own journey to higher education, one of my only regrets is that I didn’t tap as many resources as I could to make college more affordable. Now, as part of my New Year’s resolution to tackle […]

Education: FAFSA to Cover the Cost of College

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With the start of the New Year and new semester, many high school students are one step closer to graduation. While making final preparations for college, it is particularly important to plan for covering the cost of attendance. For any student in need of financial assistance, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is […]