How Much Rent Can I Afford? What To Consider Before Signing That Lease

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“How much rent can I afford?” is a straight forward question but there isn’t a simple answer. With a few calculations though we can figure it out!

28 Tax Deductions You Didn’t Know You Could Write Off

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Tax day is coming up fast, and you want to to take advantages of as many tax deductions as you can. You know the typical write-offs, but we found 28 tax deductions you didn’t know you could write off.

Dear Happiness: Let’s Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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Your paycheck is deposited, groceries purchased, bills paid and then you’re broke until next week. Sound familiar? You can stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Slash Your First Apartment Costs: 9 Easy Tips

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Moving into your first place is exciting and daunting at the same time. There is so much you need. For most of us, that need has to be balanced with a limited budget, both in furnishing your place and living there. Here are some first apartment tips that will help you save money.

The Coronavirus Era: Financial Pointers for Conserving Your Cash


There are plenty of things to fear amid the coronavirus (or COVID-19 pandemic) and financial worries are probably at the top of the list. We can help calm those concerns for you with some personal finance tips to deal with the global pandemic.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Lemonade Insurance Has Your Back

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Buying insurance is a necessary evil but there is a new company changing the rules. When life gives you lemons, Lemonade Insurance has your back.

15 Moving Hacks That Will Definitely Save You Money

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Moving is one of life’s most stressful events and it can be expensive too. But these are moving hacks and tips that will definitely save you money.

26 Fantastic And Free Things To Do For Endless Fun

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Need some quality ideas for what to do on a weekend? We’ll show you some fun things to do for free or on the cheap. You may even earn some money. You don’t always have to go out drinking with your friends at a bar or ditch everyone and decide to stay in just because you don’t have money.

PolicyGenius Review: The Insider’s Guide to Simplifying Your Insurance Search


Insurance is so complicated and confusing. So we brought an expert, Jennifer Fitzgerald from Policy Genius to help us navigate the murky depths.

Tipping 101: How Much Should You Tip Pizza Delivery, Movers, and Beyond


When did tipping become such a minefield? Who do you tip, how much, how often? We are going to sort it all out for you. We are giving you just the tips and will tell you how much to tip pizza delivery and everyone else.

Maximize Your Refund: FreeTaxUSA Review, Key Features and Benefits

Maximize Your Refund: FreeTaxUSA Review, Key Features and Benefits

There are a lot of programs to help you do your taxes so you want the best one. We take a look at FreeTaxUSA. Should you use FreeTaxUSA to file? Our review.

Cheap Eats: Delicious Budget Meal Ideas for When Money’s Tight


Anyone can eat healthy food without killing their budget. Here are ideas for budget meals and what to eat when you’re strapped for cash.

Bank Fees: How to Avoid Being Nickel and Dimed Right Now

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Banks love to nickel and dime customers with bank fees. But we have more choice than ever regarding where we bank, making it easy to avoid bank fees.

What Does Renter’s Insurance Cover Exactly and Do You Need It?

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You may have health, auto, and life insurance but do you have renter’s insurance? What exactly does renter’s insurance cover and do you need it?

HSAs: The Ultimate Tax-Advantaged Account for Your Portfolio


Health insurance is so complicated. We deep dive into HSA plans so you can get the most out of your health care dollars.

Are Economic Boycotts a More Effective Way to Create Change?


Now that your vote counts for so little, people are turning to economic boycotting to influence corporate and political policy. But does it work?

Credit Union vs. Bank: Which One is Better For Your Money


When it comes to storing your cash, you have three choices, under the mattress, a credit union, or a bank. Don’t do the first one. That leaves us with credit union vs bank, which one is better for your money?

Making a Purchase: Justify Your Big-Ticket Items with This Strategy

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There are things we need, and there are things we want. But there’s also a whole lot in between. Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that something we only want is something we need.

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Owning 7 Cars


After owning seven cars, I now feel like I’m an expert at how NOT to buy a car, and I want to share the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Why I’m Leaving PNC Bank for


Bank fees are the worst! Which is why I’ve decided to switch my personal banking to So far it’s been a blessing and I can’t wait for it to grow.

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