A friend of mine lives under the shadow of a huge amount of debt. Six figures, I’m talking. All from graduate school. She makes a decent living now, but her monthly payments on her multiple loans suck nearly all her paycheck. Here are 11 things she does to live with debt – and survive.
By the time your kids are old enough to throw a penny in a wishing well, they’ve already started to learn about money and its importance in the world. Even having to decide how many M&Ms to trade my brother to let me pick the music we listened to in the car was a financial lesson. When kids are little, they pick up on the
I’ve had no fewer than 18 jobs in my lifetime – and I’m only in my 30s! I’ve earned money as a babysitter, garden-waterer, dog sitter, cat sitter, lawyer’s assistant, restaurant milk shake maker, research assistant, sales associate, restaurant reviewer, music critic, music writer, musician, reporter, columnist, blogger, freelance writer, event organizer, and social media consultant. One of these jobs I abhorred. Two of them
We’re considering upgrading to LED light bulbs in our home, but at the store we choked. LEDs cost a pretty penny! However, I’m told that LED light bulbs last so long they are worth the significant upfront cost. Being the Bargain Babe, I decided to crunch the numbers to prove – or disprove it. Are LED light bulbs worth the money?
A friend tipped me off to SwapALease, where you can take over another person’s car lease, often for a discount. I haven’t personally used the site, but I interviewed a SwapALease rep and if you are considering leasing a car, it can often save you money on the cost of a car. Note: When comparing prices between SwapALease and a dealer, make sure to account
I was shocked by a stat that said a full third of Americans – 35% – are struggling to make ends meet. And that women are disproportionately affected, which surprised me because I heard so much about the “hesession,” i.e. men losing jobs at a faster pace than women because manufacturing and other male-dominated fields saw greater job losses. Do the numbers in this infographic
When I get a good deal, I get an emotional high and am so excited I can’t stop talking about it (luckily I married a very patient man). But every once in a while I wonder whether, in my pursuit of a good bargain, I’m blind to additional costs. Here are eight questions I ask myself to make sure the deals I’m getting are true
Reader Kate shared how she makes money from home through a site called MTurk, a branch of Amazon.com that connects workers with brief paid online projects. Kate’s work on MTurk led to another job! We haven’t written TOO much about making money from home, though we have covered making money at kids consignment sales, making money by watching ads, making money through spring cleaning, and
Well? Did you spend an hour on Sunday smashing one of your 2013 financial goals? (If you missed Wednesday’s post starting this kick-butt series, click the link above.) You did? Awesome! Don’t you feel amazing? I love starting a project and quickly biting off a piece of it. Can you feel the momentum carrying you to the finish?! We have already… Put our 2013 financial