Category: Personal Finance

How to Reduce Food Waste: 16 Smart and Easy Tips

Have you ever gone to the grocery store, armed with coupons and sale flyers, and maxed out your savings potential with each bag of rice, head of broccoli and soda six-pack you drop in your cart? It feels so satisfying, saving all that money. But then you get home,...

Hebrew Free Loan Associations: How They Work and What They Offer

Borrowing money can be expensive — especially when your pockets aren’t deep to begin with. Whether you’re trying to consolidate your debt or simply cover rent, borrowing solutions like personal loans and credit card advances all come with interest. Sometimes that interest is incredibly high. When you find yourself...

How to Afford Retirement: 4 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. You’ve probably heard there’s a retirement crisis in America. In study after study, half of Americans expect to struggle...

Hire Heroes Is Holding a Virtual Career Fair For Veterans

Military service members, veterans and spouses can attend this job fair without ever leaving home. Hire Heroes USA is holding a free virtual career fair on October 22 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST — aka between 1000 and 1500 hours. According to the site’s FAQ page, participants...

5 Ways Hiring Season Is Different This Year

Like many things this year, hiring season looks very different. Sure, masks and plexiglass barricades are as common in stores as shopping carts and clearance racks. But beyond that… Last year, the job market was tight. Employers were practically fighting one another to recruit talented workers en masse. They...

Wealthfront Cash Pays 9X the Average Checking Account

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. A lot has happened this year, including the fact that interest rates have bottomed out at near zero. And...

Here’s How FSAs Have Been Affected by the Pandemic

Some people are finding their flexible spending accounts are anything but flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, many people aren’t sending their kids to daycare or spending money on qualified expenses like they had planned. The money in their accounts is just sitting there, and that...

How to Pull Off a Budget Bathroom Makeover for Little Expense

A bathroom renovation would sure be nice after all these months at home. But unless you’ve got a spare $8,000 (at least) lying around, a gleaming, newly tiled shower with a luxury spa-grade rainfall shower head will just have to wait. But don’t go crying into your threadbare bath...

Skip a Payday Loan — Borrow up to $4K from Opploans

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners. You need money right now, but you’re all tapped out until your next paycheck. You’re really in a pinch....

What Is Bankruptcy? Here’s How Filing Affects Your Life

“I. Declare. Bankruptcyyyyyy!” As Michael Scott learned in “The Office,” getting rid of debt isn’t as simple as that announcement. Wouldn’t that be nice? Many people think of filing bankruptcy as an easy way out. But these people have never filed bankruptcy. In reality, bankruptcy is a drastic measure...