• How social media can affect your finances

    Category: Personal Finances
    From everyday household essentials to fun purchases, just about every store you buy things from or brand you purchase will have a social media page. Following these social media pages can be a great way to be kept in the loop about company news and changes, but did you know they can also affect your […]
    Tags: jobs, shopping, social media
  • Simple home maintenance that can potentially save you a lot of money later on

    Category: Housing
    As a new homeowner, it can be easy to overlook all of the work that needs to be done on an ongoing basis, in addition to the miscellaneous costs. Neglecting some of this simple home maintenance, however, can end up costing you a lot more money in the end. Instead, you’re usually better off maintaining […]
    Tags: home maintenance, home renovations
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    Buying a home with a small down payment

    Category: Home purchase
      Traditional mortgages will usually require that borrowers put down at least 10 percent of the home’s sale price, or 20 percent if they want to avoid paying PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). On top of the down payment, there are also closing costs to budget for. With all of the out-of-pocket money that is involved […]
    Tags: down payments, mortgages
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    5 things that could cost you your security deposit

    Category: Housing
    Are you renting your home? Most landlords will require that tenants pay a security deposit when they move in, which is meant to take care of any possible incidentals. Assuming everything is fine when you move out, you should eventually receive your security deposit back. In some cases, however, you might only receive a portion […]
    Tags: leases, pets, renting a home, security deposits
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    How to save money on a cruise, continued

    Category: Travel
    Cruises can be a great way to relax and see different parts of the world, and are especially good options for those on a tighter budget. After all, with the all-inclusive pricing that cruising offers, you can get your transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment with one upfront cost. Sometimes, traveling to these same destinations on […]
    Tags: budget travel, cruises
  • Tropical beach paradise

    How to save money on a cruise

    Category: Travel
    Cruises can be a great way to relax and see different parts of the world, and are especially good options for those on a tighter budget. After all, with the all-inclusive pricing that cruising offers, you can get your transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment with one upfront cost. Sometimes, traveling to these same destinations on […]
    Tags: budget travel, cruises
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    How taking a summer semester can help you save money

    Category: Education
    For many college students, summer is the time to relax, have fun, and take time off from school. For those who went away to school, summertime can also mean returning home and visiting friends and family. Even though you may have earned that break after a semester of hard work, consider the benefits of attending […]
    Tags: college tuition, internships, textbooks
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    How to save money when traveling overseas

    Category: Travel
    Are you planning a trip overseas? Whether for business or pleasure, international travel can certainly be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, with some strategic planning and tricks, you can have a wonderful trip on a tight budget. The following are some ways you save money if you’re traveling overseas: […]
    Tags: budget travel, international travel
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    Moving vs. remodeling, continued

    Category: Housing
      Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you […]
    Tags: buying a home, moving, remodeling
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    Moving vs. remodeling

    Category: Housing
    Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you need […]
    Tags: buying a home, moving, remodeling