Common Saving Mistakes to Avoid After Getting a Raise

Common Saving Mistakes to Avoid After Getting a Raise

The following is a guest post written by Chloe Flowers, a personal finance writer. Getting a raise is great news. Not only does it signify an achievement, but it will also allow for a bit more financial flexibility. That means a little more wiggle room when it comes to your bills, a few more opportunities … Read moreCommon Saving Mistakes to Avoid After Getting a Raise

Frugality Buys Freedom: How and Why I Quit my Corporate Banking Job

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This post was first published on RockStar Finance. Some minor edits have been made to accurately reflect the timeline. I was 7 months into my first corporate job and I just couldn’t take it anymore — the long commute, the unfulfilling work, the lack of autonomy. This couldn’t be what the next 40 years look … Read moreFrugality Buys Freedom: How and Why I Quit my Corporate Banking Job

8 Creative Ways to Save Money With Family and Friends

Saving Money with Friends and Family

My mom is always thinking of new, creative ways to save money with family and friends. So, as a blogger, of course I asked her to share these hacks with all of you! Hopefully you can implement one (or all) of these strategies into your own life and discover new-found expense reductions. Enjoy! This content … Read more8 Creative Ways to Save Money With Family and Friends

How to Make Clutter Work for Your Wallet

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Today’s guest post comes from Ainsley Lawrence, a writer who is passionate about topics like life, work, finance, and all the things that impact us on a day-to-day basis. As someone who is always striving for optimization (as I’m sure many of you are), I thought that a declutter post would resonate with you all … Read moreHow to Make Clutter Work for Your Wallet

6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

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Looking to take control of your finances in 2019? These 6 essential personal finance apps will help you get there. Explore 2019’s best applications for wealth accumulation, investing, expense tracking, budgeting, cash transfers, and travel rewards. I have personally used all of the apps listed below and many of them on a daily basis. If … Read more6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

How to Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself

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Frugality and deprivation are not synonymous. It’s plenty possible to be frugal without depriving yourself. In my personal life, I have found the perfect balance between spending and happiness. From the outside, it looks like I’m living just the same as everyone else, but instead of spending every penny I earn, I save 85% of … Read moreHow to Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself

How to Achieve a 50% Savings Rate (or Better!)

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The legendary 50% savings rate – for some it seems unattainable. But, the truth of the matter is that it’s just simple math. The math is the easy part, though. In order for this to actually work you will have to (1) track your spending, (2) control each expense category, and (3) save the difference. … Read moreHow to Achieve a 50% Savings Rate (or Better!)

7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn’t Think Of

7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn't Think Of

It’s holiday season and you know what that means … all budgets are off. Wrong! The holidays don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of frugal holiday gift ideas that your friends, family, coworkers, and wallet will all love! In order to succeed this holiday season you just need to brainstorm … Read more7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn’t Think Of

How to Use The Capital One Venture for Travel Rewards

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The Capital One Venture card is a fantastic option for anyone looking to get started with travel rewards. This post will serve as your step-by-step guide to signing up for the first card, earning your points, and spending them. I have personally saved thousands of dollars using travel rewards and the Capital One Venture card … Read moreHow to Use The Capital One Venture for Travel Rewards

How to Travel the World with Free Accommodation

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From January to June of 2018, I lived in Australia on working holiday. I paid a total of $1,800 for accommodation. If I had been a bit smarter, I could have paid close to $0. But how is this possible?! In this article, I will teach you how to unlock the synergies between credit card … Read moreHow to Travel the World with Free Accommodation