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The Fastlane to Car Ownership

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Young Adults Perspective series. In our last piece, we discussed some key things you needed to learn before working in the gig economy. As a part of that piece, we wrote about using your personal vehicle for work. We realize that, for some of you, this might not […]

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7 Great Personal Finance Games and Apps For Kids

Most kids leave high school without taking any kind of course about managing their own money. According to the Council on Economic Education, just 17 states require high school students complete a personal finance course. And, when kids don’t learn about how to use credit cards or make a budget, studies show they face a […]

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The Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy

Welcome to another edition of the Young Adult’s Perspective series, where we offer tips and strategies to help newly financially independent young adults manage their finances and stay debt free. In last week’s post, we covered how to set financial goals that you can accomplish in six months or less. This week, we are going […]

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8 Ways to Save Money at the Movies

Summer is prime time for movie watching. The kids are out of school, the weather is hot and there are a lot of summer blockbusters to chose from. But seeing a movie these days isn’t cheap. The average movie ticket price hit an all-time high in 2018, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. […]

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Financial Goals You Can Accomplish in Six Months or Less

Last week on the Young Adults Perspective series, we talked about how to get back on track financially after a major setback. This week, we will continue to talk about the financial future, but with a positive focus of financial goals in mind. One of the best ways to ensure healthy spending practices is to […]

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5 Ways Being Frugal Can Cost You More

Committing to making a budget—and sticking to it—is a big step toward improving your financial health. But if your new efforts involve cutting expenses and being more frugal you’ll want to be sure your efforts to save aren’t costing you more money in the long run. It might seem counterintuitive that a frugal lifestyle could […]

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I Blew it Financially – Tips for Getting Back on Track and Correcting Mistakes

Welcome once again to our Young Adults Perspectives series. In our last post, we discussed the idea of creating a personal finance checklist to help get a better understanding of your financial picture. This week, we will discuss what happens when all your hard work doesn’t lead to success. Despite all the time you might […]

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5 Cheap Entertainment Ideas for Kids This Summer – And Why You Should Also Let Them Be Bored

As summer vacation gets underway, kids have big dreams about how they’ll wile away these long days and weeks that stretch ahead of them. They have visions of lazy days at the pool, hot afternoons running through the backyard sprinkler, lots of ice cream cones and plenty of time with friends. If you’ll be spending […]

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A Personal Finance Checklist for Young Adults- What You Need to Know

Welcome back to the Young Adults Perspective series, where we offer insights and tips for newly financially independent young adults. Last week, we looked at the blooming industry of FinTech, and covered tools that offer assistance for managing your personal finances. This week, we will be focusing on a much simpler type of tool: a […]

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6 Ways to Make Pet Ownership Affordable

The benefits of pet ownership are numerous. They give unconditional love. They’re a forever friend. And they even provide their humans with all kinds of physical benefits—from lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels to more opportunities for exercise and socialization. But they also can come at a big financial cost. And, according to the American […]

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