Month: July 2013

Don’t Waste Money on Engagement Rings

  Some little girls never grow up fantasizing about their wedding day. They don’t have China patterns picked out and find floral arrangements dull. As they mature into young women, the idea of spending thousands of dollars on a gaudy

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Skip the Finance Courses and Just Watch The Real Housewives

The Real Housewives franchise debuted with the ladies of Orange County in March of 2006, a year before the great recession. By the time season two aired, the housing bubble had burst and Americans found themselves drowning in debt and

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Frugal Find Friday: Amazon Prime

Personal finance disclosure: Sometimes I screw up. WHAT?! SHOCKING?! This finance goddess before you actually doesn’t always have it together when it comes to her wallet? Sadly, it’s true. There are days I check my bank account and see a

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Book Review: 101 Secrets For Your Twenties

So you’ve made it into your 20s, well done! You’ve probably graduated from high school, possibly gone to college, jumped into the throes of your first job, hopefully avoided being a cast member on a reality show, and still feel

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Frugal Find Friday: Loyalty Cards

Believe it or not, I have been known to shop and buy the occasional overpriced frothy beverage. Two weeks ago I realized I had no clothing. I’m not sure if men experience this, but all women reach a point when

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Do You Have a “Trustworthy” Credit Score?

Two years ago I started the painful process of finding affordable, rodent-free housing in New York City. My roommate and I went from Craigslist to brokers to emotional meltdowns on street corners. During this process was the first time I

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Frugal Find Friday: Just Say No

It’s Friday night. All your friends are going out for happy hour to celebrate the end of the work week. You’ve already gone over budget this week, but hey it’s happy hour and that means deals. You head to the

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Paper or Plastic? How to Handle Moving from Cash to Credit Cards

As a freshman in college my first financial decision was to get a credit card. I can sense you financially savvy readers wince. Usually, credit cards and college freshman are about as compatible as the cast of Jersey Shore and

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Frugal Find Friday: ScoutMob

Believe it or not, I have a friend who is more money conscious than I am. Perhaps that is exactly why we’re the perfect shopping buddies. In high school we used to create havoc in the street malls and black

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