4 Tips to Avoid Being House Poor

September 6, 2018

A few months ago when I decided I was (finally) ready to move to a new state, I started the process of house shopping.

I was excited to go house shopping this time around. But, while house shopping can be fun, I also realized how easy it would be to get carried away and end up with more house than I could comfortably afford.

This is called being house poor.

Financial Gifts for New Graduates

5 Best Financial Gifts for Young Adults

July 20, 2018

Wondering about the best gifts to give the young adults in your life?

Whether it’s a new grad, a wedding, or house warming gift you’re looking for, giving a financial gift can be a great idea.

Personally, when I graduated, I was beyond grateful for the financial gifts I received that would help me afford all the things I needed.

Back then, financial gifts were mostly given in the form of cash and gift cards. But, if you’re looking for financial gifts for young adults today, here are a few other ideas you can choose from.

Save Money on Student Loans

Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did! 5 Ways to Save Money on Student Loans

July 18, 2018

If you’ve been keeping up at all with my personal debt updates, you might know that my student loan is the debt that’s on the chopping block right now.

I’ve been doing everything I can to get my student loan paid off ASAP.

Because I’ve come far in my journey with paying off debt, and because I’ve increased my income significantly over the past few years, I am hoping to have my student loan paid off in just a couple more months. Woohoo!!

I also feel super lucky because I didn’t have to take out nearly as much in student loan debt as many of my peers. I had some help from my parents to pay for college, and I also got scholarships and worked my way through school too.

But, not everyone has these luxuries. If you’re one of 40% of adults under age 30 with student loan debt, here are some ways you can save money on student loans.