Budget

18 People Tell Us How They’re Spending Their Tax Refunds This Year

Tax Day is right around the corner — only two and a half weeks left to get those returns filed! I know it’s a normal and expected part of adult life, but taxes are…beyond stressful to me. I have a relatively irrational fear of making some huge mistake on my return and unwittingly ending up …

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3 Moves I Made To Improve My Finances & Work Life When I Turned 33

I turned 33 in March. It’s not a big milestone year, and the festivities I had planned with my friends and family were pretty ordinary. Though I normally buy myself something nice for my birthday (perks of single adulthood), I did something a little different this year: I set some financial-adjacent goals for the month …

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5 Items For Your Financial Spring-Cleaning Checklist You May Not Have Thought Of Yet

This post is brought to you by Root Insurance Co. With a third of the year already gone, now is the perfect time to review your finances and plan ahead for the eight months ahead. It’s helpful for me to regularly set aside some time every few months to figure out if I’m still on track …

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How I Went From A Negative Net Worth To Nearly $40K In 5 Years

It’s now been 11 years since I graduated high school. Back in 2008, 18-year-old me was pumped to venture out into the world on her own and get a handle on her independence. However, what she didn’t realize was that finances aren’t always glamorous — and she had to learn the hard way, complete with …

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The 20-Point Checklist For Getting Good With Money In Your 20s

There’s one idea we repeat often when it comes to taking control of your finances: put it on autopilot. The less you have to think about things like putting money into savings or paying your electric bill, the better! But, while we do believe that putting your financial systems on autopilot and having them work in the …

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3 Ways I Treat Myself On A Small Salary Without Wrecking My Finances

Like most things in life, indulgences are fantastic in moderation. They provide a nice break from the daily grind of work, school, or parenting, and a nice reminder that adulthood is allowed to be more than just an increasing number of responsibilities. When you work hard, save what you can, and generally make good decisions, you …

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