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New Year, More Money! 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Finances

Posted by Sydney on Dec 27, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Every year, we make tons of resolutions. We sign up for a gym membership and vow to get healthy, we swear to ourselves we’ll start going to bed on time, and we make promises to become healthier, happier people.  But this year, the best resolutions you can make are the ones that affect your finances. Help nurse your credit score back to health, make your checking account happier, or invest in your future and start down the path of a healthier, happy financial year.

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The Millenial's Guide to Saving

Posted by Sydney on Oct 18, 2018 2:04:00 PM

For a millenial, saving can seem like a scary word. We often look at saving as something meant for adults looking to buy a house or save for retirement, simply not applicable to us. However, starting to save in your 20's can have incredibly positive effects on your financial wellbeing as you continue into adulthood. Here are some reasons saving is important and some ways to start saving (even if you think you have no money). 

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6 Tips for Move-In Day

Posted by Sydney on Aug 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’ve done it for the past four years, or its your very first time, college move-in can be a pain. From the balance of too much not stuff and not enough stuff, to making sure you remember everything you need, it can be hard to master the art of the move. We went ahead and assembled 6 tips for you to make sure you’re a move-in pro!

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4 Things You Should Clean This Spring

Posted by Katherine on Mar 8, 2018 1:09:00 PM

The “new year new you” vibe may have died down, but spring cleaning could help you get back on track. Here are our top four picks of things that should be cleaned spring:

1. Declutter

If you’re anything like me, your daily cleaning habits tend to align more with “out of sight, out of mind” rather than actually putting things away. This mentality, however, is the reason I have random junk in my drawers that I could probably just throw-away. Spend some time going through the places where you carelessly shoved things into and evaluate whether to keep or toss.

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5 Stages of Buying Your First Car

Posted by Katherine on Feb 24, 2018 12:57:00 PM

The time has come where you can't accomplish your daily tasks without a car.  Here are the stages you'll probably go through while buying your first car.

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8 Signs of Commencing Adulthood: A Quarter-Life Crisis

Posted by Katherine on Oct 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Let's face it, growing up is hard. Who ever thought being an adult brought so many changes so fast. But it isn't all bad right? Like most transitions, there are things to look forward to in adulthood. Here are 8 signs that indicate you're in the middle of a quarter-life crisis.

  1. When Friday nights on your calendar are booked as "Netflix".

    Late night partying is a thing of the past. The only “parties” you’re familiar with now are the political parties in “House of Cards”. (Bonus points if you actually own and update a calendar).


  2. You sip your cocktails, instead of chugging them.

    Cocktails are expensive, and you work hard for your money! So yes, you are going to sip that drink and enjoy Every. Last. Drop.


  3. A “weekend getaway” no longer means crashing on your buddy’s couch.

    Say goodbye to awkward sleeping positions. Though your friend’s couch may be exotic and exciting by some standards, your discoveries there are not as pleasant. No more cheese dust and loose change, you have more exciting adventures waiting!

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