[ The Money Side of Life™ ]

Savings

Your First Vacation Budget

By on July 13th, 2015 • Budgeting, Managing your money, Savings, Vacation, Life

The great thing about traveling on your own or with friends is that you don't have to worry about your parents calling the shots. When you go away without your folks, you won't have to deal with mandatory sibling bonding or countless dorky family photo shoots along the way. Instead, you'll be able to kick back, relax and stick to your own agenda.

Comments (0)

Turn Your Tax Refund into $100,000 by Investing in Yourself

April 15 is Tax Day, and nearly 90 percent of people have already received their refunds. The average refund at this point? $2,893.

Comments (0)

Don't Let Your Wedding Drive You Into Debt

Congratulations -- you're engaged! Now you can finally begin planning the wedding you've always dreamed about. As you start looking at venues, interviewing photographers and creating sample menus, you may quickly notice that your magical day can really add up money-wise. Some people grow disillusioned with the outrageous cost of throwing a wedding and opt to take the simple route early on. Others refuse to skimp on details and instead find ways to splurge.

Comments (1)

Not A Joke: I took a year off for comedy's sake

I am a screenwriter and comedian, and all I want is a career in entertainment.

Comments (0)

Ten Lessons I Learned From Being Poor

By on November 17th, 2014 • being poor, Managing your money, Savings, surviving, Life

The day my bank account hit zero, I knew I was in trouble.

Comments (0)

Five Ways to Make Oatmeal Taste Less Like Oatmeal

Living on a budget but trying to be healthy? Oatmeal is the way to go. It’s full of antioxidants, it reduces cholesterol, and it can boost your immune system, along with a myriad of other health benefits. Plus, it’s almost obnoxiously cheap, especially if you buy the pre-measured instant packets.

Comments (0)

Savings Dos And Don'ts

By on November 5th, 2014 • decisions, Managing your money, Savings, thrifty, Savings

Simplifying my life and taking control of my budget was difficult, but it enabled me to travel all over the country, seeing the sights, tasting the local delicacies, and truly living life the way I wanted. If you have a dream you're saving for, check your budget for these dos and don'ts to save money.

Comments (0)

Diversify Your Savings Beyond The Piggy Bank

By on November 3rd, 2014 • Diversification, Emergency Fund, Investing, Savings, Savings

Remember your first piggy bank? Maybe it was an actual piggy, or maybe it was one of those “change” organizers that stacked and separated your coins. Maybe it was something modern that motivates your savings into different categories like the Money Savvy Pig. Whatever it was, the idea was simple: Keep dumping cash in and someday you’ll have a pile of it.

Comments (0)

Could These “Saving” Habits Cost You?

Are you a diligent saver? Penny pincher? You probably have your own tips and tricks for saving a chunk of cash here or squeezing the last bit out of a dollar there. While saving money is a noble pursuit, the ways you save could cost you. Do you abide by any of these four bad “saving” habits?

Buying more of an item because it’s on sale

Comments (0)

What To Pack To Save Money In College

College and debt often go hand-in-hand. Before you add to those student loans or draining checking account, however, read these tips to save money packing for college.

Dorm and apartment

Comments (0)