Category: Saving money

$15,000: The Price Tag of Attending Other People’s Weddings

“Hey – guess who got engaged today,” Peach asked. My stomach dropped. Our combined dance card felt dangerously full already with seven weddings populating our calendars from May to November. “Who?” I choked out. Peach smirked, clearly messing with me.

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A Simple Trick to Save More Money (It isn’t automating)

Save more, spend less. Earn more, still spend less. Those are the two ways you’re going to get advice about how to build wealth (and to me saving includes investing — should probably make that clear upfront). When people lecture

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When it Pays to Stop Being Cheap

“I think I’m going to make an impulse purchase.”  “Erin, if you’ve been thinking about it for more than a few hours, it doesn’t count as an impulse purchase.” (Recent conversation with a close friend – and I’d been thinking

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Beneficiaries: the Easy Way to Protect Your Money

During the course of a three-hour class that occurs from 6 pm to 9 pm after working a full day, the mind may begin to wander. I on occasion will begin to plot my next travel adventure or wonder when

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Are You Paying a Luxury Tax for Your College Degree?

If you’re reading this, then it probably means you have some interest in money. Or, you liked the headline of this post and you’re already thinking about clicking away if I don’t grab you soon. Those who love money in

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The Evolution of a F@*k Off Fund

“Did you happen to see the story about f— off funds?” I casually asked Peach a few weeks ago while we were walking Mosby (and yes, I said the actual word). “Um, no I don’t think so,” he responded. “What

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Don’t Be a 20-Something Idiot

I’ve been eerily quiet over the last few months, for reasons that will be explained in a later post, but a recent disturbance in the personal finance universe startled me out of my hiatus. “I don’t have any savings, but

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Practical Tips How I Save (and You Should Too)

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour, which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click

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Being a Woman Busted My Budget

Dear enraged feminist readers – don’t worry. This is not a sexist diatribe. “$1,412. No. That can’t be right. I can’t possible have $1,412 in credit card charges from this month,” I began muttering to myself. The portion of my

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