Generating Passive Income from Your Blog

Starting a successful blog, creating engaging content, and making money from your blog is a monumental undertaking. Almost every blogging niche is saturated, and it can be months (if not years) before you see any substantial income from your blog. In general, it’s tough to begin blogging and expect to generate any serious passive income. […]

5 Things to Splurge On For Your Car

With an average commute time of 25 minutes, one way, in the US, it’s clear many of us spend a lot of time in our cars. For big cities like LA, you might be spending an hour or more in your car during your round-trip commute – and forget it if there’s a crash on […]

Tops Ways to Barter for Your Wedding

Today officially marks the 1-month mark until I get married, which means right now I’m making it rain on vendors (half payments due up front for some, deposits for others). It also means that, even though I have a budget and know how much I’ve spent so far, I’m slightly afraid to look at my […]

3 Ways to Talk to Your Family About Debt

Depending on the type of debt you have, your debt could be a soul-sucking force that affects every aspect of your life… or at least it seems like it does. Believe me, I’ve been there (slowly working my way out of it!) and sometimes paying off debt feels like an insurmountable goal. The times it […]

Is Becoming a Landlord Right for You?

Many people consider renting out property as a steady, passive income stream. After you purchase the property, you find tenants and wait for them to pay your mortgage (if any), then enjoy your extra profit. While being a landlord can be lucrative, it’s not for everyone. Beyond the initial investment of purchasing a home, you […]

How Living in a Tiny House Can Help You Pay Off Debt

As the festivities of the holidays fade away, and credit card bills come due, you may realize that 2016 needs to be a year of saving or dramatically reducing spending.You may have important expenses to save up for, like a wedding or new house, or you may want to buckle down and invest for your […]

Affordable Ways to Prevent Holiday Theft

During the holidays, you may be one of the many people who prefer online shopping to in-store shopping. After all, why fight the traffic and potentially have your item sold out when you could just order online and get the exact thing you want, delivered straight to your doorstep? Unfortunately, thieves have caught on that […]

Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans Early?

You’ve likely seen the news: “Recent grad Bob pays off $100,000 in student loan debt in 2 years!” or “Susie destroys $80,000 in graduate school debt in 7 months!” All of a sudden, it seems rather normal for people to be devoting large sums of discretionary money to pay off their student loans. While it’s […]

5 Unexpected Wedding Costs Couples Forget to Plan For

When you first get engaged, you may find yourself going through stages of excitement and terror. Having been engaged now for 10 months, and with 3 months to go until the big day, my feelings have gone through the following stages: Excitement (months 1-3) Terror (months 3-6, worried about costs and location availability) Boredom (months […]

How to Save Using Cash-Back Sites

It’s that time of year, when stores are offering huge discounts and deals, hoping you’ll shop with them. If you’re like many people, you’ll be shopping this season from the comfort of your home, not worried about fighting through traffic only to find the item you came for is out of stock. Here at Your […]

You Don’t Have to Be A Financial Expert to Act Like One

When we think about money experts, we sometimes picture someone who is all-seeing, all-knowing about the world of finance. But the reality is often starkly different. The world’s most successful financial people are the ones who know what they know, and have a team of experts to help them with the rest. That’s where a […]

The Benefits of Doing Your Own Landscaping

This past weekend, I turned into a gardener and laborer. For context, my fiance has a vision and design for our backyard, and we finally have the resources (aka disposable income) to fully redo the backyard and make it an enjoyable space. However, while we have some disposable income for fixing up the backyard, that […]

How to Break These 3 Bad Financial Habits

By the end of the year, all of our resolutions to be better and save more money are usually broken. Emergencies, parties, and unexpected surprises all conspire to drain our willpower and our bank accounts, if we’re not careful. Throughout the year, it’s easy to fall into bad financial habits because they’re just so easy. […]

What’s Your Lifestyle Inflation Tipping Point?

When I was in graduate school, I made a whopping $550 a month from my part-time job, maybe a little more  if I took other people’s shifts. I was rolling in the dough, you know what I mean? Surviving on that amount of money was tough. While my parents were generous enough to pay for […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Taxable Income This Year

It’s almost the end of the year, which means you might be a little curious about next year’s taxes. If you received a raise this year, had a change in marital or family status, or run your own side business, you may also be wondering how to reduce your taxable income to not owe as […]

8 Reasons to Turn Down a Higher-Paid Job Offer

For many of us, accepting a job that pays more money is a no-brainer. After all, if you’re working all day, might as well get paid as much as possible, right? Plus, for those of us with professional degrees and the stupefying student loan debt to go along with it, there’s really no reason to […]