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How to Calculate Your Net Worth – And Why You Should!

You've probably given some good thought to your credit score, but what about your net worth? The net worth seems like something only fancy rich people think about, but there's a good reason why you should be paying attention to yours too. This is actually super simple...

Picking out a Credit Card in 5 Easy Steps

You guys, credit cards can be scary. I remember when I started looking for my  first credit card. I knew that credit cards could get you in a lot of trouble. I also knew that I might not be approved, and that applying for too many would hurt my credit, which made me...

What Is Consumer Debt and Should You Avoid It?

You've probably heard the phrase 'consumer debt' thrown around quite a lot, usually with a negative connotation. But what exactly is it? And is it actually bad? I'm breaking down everything you need to know about consumer debt, and sharing the deets on whether or not...

How to Check Your Credit Score and Why It Matters

Credit scores and credit reports can feel like really murky waters. Figuring out what a good credit score is can feel daunting, let alone even figuring out how to make yours better. I remember being afraid of checking my credit score for years because I was worried it wasn’t excellent. But don’t worry, everyone has to start from the bottom, and the basic rules are pretty simple to understand. Here’s all the basics on credit scores explained. 

Emergency Fund 101: Everything You Need to Know

Saving for an emergency fund is, in my opinion, one of the least fun financial goals you can possibly have. But it's also arguably the most important. Having an emergency fund is the first place you should start when getting your financial life in order. Today I'm...

How to Save Money Without Feeling Deprived

Being frugal can feel really hard and impossible, especially when you're first starting out on improving your financial journey.  When you're just getting started on spending more selectively, the FOMO is real. You probably have visions of yourself joining a...

7 Things I WON’T Give Up To Save Money

In most things in life, it's important to know yourself and make systems work for you. This is definitely true when it comes to saving money. I read all sorts of things that people do to save money on various things. It's important to remember how to save money and be...

The Best Ways to Spend Extra Money

When I got the first job that paid more money than I actually needed each month, I wasn't sure what exactly I should do with it. Sure, I had plenty of ideas. But what was the best thing? What would help me make my money work for me instead of just working for my...

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