How to Pay for Supplemental Education

Given the current economic situation and the vast amount of competition in the workforce, it has become critical that professionals become highly skilled in their field if they intend to advance in their careers. While many would point to traditional forms of education as a pathway to success, degrees in higher education aren’t necessarily the … [Read more…]

My Story

Over the years, I’ve written about my own financial turnaround in bits and pieces, with an article here telling one piece of the story and another article over there telling another piece. Today, I thought I’d lay all of it out in one place, something of a financial and life biography that hopefully I can … [Read more…]

Erin Lowry’s Financial Advice for “Broke Millennials” During COVID-19

“Millennials already contended with graduating into one of the worst recessions in history and now, a little over ten years later, it feels like we’re getting punched in the teeth again,” says “Broke Millennial” Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together. Lowry answered our questions about how … [Read more…]

Should Students Take a Gap Year Because of COVID-19? It Depends.

Many students have spent years planning their post-graduation path. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended not only their senior year, but the entire national economy, and high school seniors are graduating into a world no one was prepared for. “The bottom line is, the college experience this fall will be very different,” says Robert Farrington, … [Read more…]

Questions About Credit Reports, Bar Soap, Side Gigs, Lawns and More

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.1. Free weekly credit reports!2. Bar soap versus body wash3. Alternatives to lawn and mowing4. Side gigs while at home5. Unlimited withdrawals from savings accounts?6. … [Read more…]