Personal Finance

8 College Money Saving Tips To Avoid (or, Ramen Noodles are a bad, bad idea)

In my post-college years, I've reflected on my four years at school as my formative years because it forced me to learn how to live on a tight budget.

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Credit 101: The Best Credit Cards for College Students

I was once an undergrad without any credit. I thought living credit-free was a good thing: I had no debt, I was living within my means, and I was saving money. However, when I tried to rent an apartment my first semester off-campus, I found myself asking my parents to co-sign, because my lack of credit made it impossible for me to rent my own place.

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Only 100 Days Until Black Friday! 6 Reasons Why You Should Start Getting Ready Now.

Black Friday season will be heating up roughly a month from now, so it is our solemn duty as deal experts to impart some Black Friday wisdom upon our faithful fans on this, the day the countdown begins.

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8 Career-Building Alternatives to a College Education

College isn't for everyone, and as U.S. student loan debt continues to rise unchecked, many would-be undergraduates are looking for alternatives to the traditional four-year college experience.

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Top 5 Credit Card Signup Bonuses (Updated Regularly)

Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be “highly recommended.” If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, much less many at the same time. Dip your toe in the water. It is worth it. 

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8 Items You Should Never Buy Used

"Buy used" is probably the most popular advice given to someone looking to save money, and it's not bad advice—most of the time.

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4 Unexpected Ways Getting Married Affects Your Personal Finances

I'm one of those people that keeps a running countdown in her head for her upcoming wedding. It's in less than 100 days, by the way. Now that I'm in the double digits and have planned and stressed about most of the day's events, it's time to start planning and stressing about what happens AFTER the wedding.

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5 Amazing Credit Card Perks You Should be Taking Advantage of

Credit cards have a reputation for being the most dangerous things in your wallet. While they can be ruinous for someone with a spending problem (and a high credit limit), credit cards--if used responsibly--can actually make your life so much better! If you want to get the most out of your credit cards, here are a few ways to beat the system.

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Back-To-School Spending is Growing, But You Don't Need to Overspend

We're officially less than a month into summer, but back to school shopping season is just around the corner.

A recent poll of Brad's Deals shoppers found that 64 percent of consumers start their back-to-school shopping by by July, with nearly 20 percent of those having started back in June. That's major spending.

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5 Essential Financial Habits to Make in Your 20s

As someone who's now been out of undergrad for three years now, I guess I'm supposed to be an "adult" about some things, like not ditching work to go to Six Flags and maybe reading a book instead of watching Cartoon Network. Oh, and being financially responsible. That too.

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