Six Tips for a Financial Jumpstart After College

Six Tips for a Financial Jumpstart After College

Congratulations graduate! You’ve made it through college but what comes next? The end of college finally marks the moment you enter the “real world” and start working towards financial independence. Unfortunately, if you were like my alma mater, college did very little to prepare you for this next phase of your life. As you trade in your books and embark on the next phase, here are six tips that can help you on your way. Full story

Summer Lovin’: 5 Cheap Ways to Show You Care without Breaking the Bank

Summer Lovin’: 5 Cheap Ways to Show You Care without Breaking the Bank

Want to be sweet to your sweetie but don’t want to (or can’t afford) spend the big bucks? No problem. Just like the saying, “The best gifts come in small packages” doesn’t refer to Tiffany’s®, it really is the thought that counts. Still, I don’t expect you to take my word for it. Here are five inexpensive ways to share your love without crushing your budget—try a couple and comment your (and your partner’s) experience. Full story

Feeling Taxed At The Pump?

Feeling Taxed At The Pump?

As gas prices hover around $4.00 a gallon, seven in 10 Americans say the high cost of gasoline is causing financial hardship for their families. The nationwide average tax on gasoline of 49.5 cents per gallon has risen 1.4 cents since January of this year. Which states are being taxed more at the pump for gas and diesel? Let’s take a look. Full story