Investing on a Budget

There is a common misconception that investing is only for people who have plenty of extra money lying around.  But unlike many large purchases, investing requires no hefty down payment and it will have huge benefits for you in the future. Pay yourself first.  We have all heard it but how often do you actually live by this rule?  It doesn’t have to be painful … Continue reading Investing on a Budget

Say Goodbye to the Broke College Student, and Hello to the Budgeting Graduate

If you’re graduating from college, congratulations! Here’s a free graduation gift: six smart money moves for graduates. Choose Your Job Carefully – If you’ve chosen your career, remember that a lower-paying job in your field is likely to be a better deal in the long run than a higher-paying job in a field you have no long-term interest in. Accepting a job in an unrelated … Continue reading Say Goodbye to the Broke College Student, and Hello to the Budgeting Graduate

May 26 – June 1, 2013: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Jill Hasling, president and meteorologist with the Weather Research Center in Houston predicts a 90 percent chance that a Category 3 or stronger hurricane will form in the Atlantic Ocean during the 2013 Hurricane Season. She believes that the coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama and the western coast of Florida have a 70 percent chance of experiencing landfall of a tropical storm or hurricane … Continue reading May 26 – June 1, 2013: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Go Green and Save Green on Earth Day

1970 was the peak of the hippie and flower-child era in the United States. Saving the planet became a nationwide “bridge over troubled water”, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest efforts and putting environmental concerns front and center. So in honor of Earth Day, April 22, here are a few tips for saving money and energy all year long: Replace incandescent lights with compact … Continue reading Go Green and Save Green on Earth Day

How You Should Pay Off Your Student Loan

We realize that this is a long post, but for anyone struggling with student loan debt, it is worth the read. For recent graduates, the stress of paying off a student loan can become nerve-wracking. As we mentioned in last week’s post, some student loans are interest-free for the first six months. If your income can allow you to do so, then paying them off … Continue reading How You Should Pay Off Your Student Loan

Nutritious Savings!

Last week we began discussing National Nutrition Month, and simple measures you can take at home to begin eating healthier.  Taking these steps can help save you money, but why stop there?  Continuing the month’s theme of eating more nutritious for less, we found these great savings at Healthy Holistic Living to help jump start more nutritious habits! They have great links to sites that … Continue reading Nutritious Savings!

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green this Summer!

Last week we talked about ways to save on cooling this summer, well here are some more tips for saving on energy and water bills while going green at the same time! If clothes can be washed in cold water, then wash them in cold water whenever possible! Almost 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes is from heating. Use a drying rack … Continue reading 5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green this Summer!