Study Finds the Best Cities for Cheap Retirement

Study Finds the Best Cities for Cheap Retirement

By Kat

  Some of the most important factors for living somewhere affordable include the 10-year cost of living, the difference between savings and the cost of living, average rent, mortgage, and more. In addition to all of this, you have to consider personal spending as well.    If you think about all of these things, someone…

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Turn off the TV: The Opportunity Cost of Watching Your Favorite Shows

Turn off the TV: The Opportunity Cost of Watching Your Favorite Shows

By Kat

We all wish we could get paid to sit on our couches and watch TV. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. We’ve all been there, binge-watching our favorite shows for hours upon hours. But have you ever thought about all the money you are losing while watching your favorite sitcom or rom-com?  Finty, a credit…

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“Dirty Money” — It Has Nothing to do With Your Laundry

“Dirty Money” — It Has Nothing to do With Your Laundry

By Kat

Most people don’t really know what money laundering is. At first glance it’s pretty natural to assume it has something to do with laundering — you know, cleaning clothes, hanging them out to dry, the works. Money laundering has nothing to do with household laundry though, even if it does work on a spin cycle. …

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There is Shame in the Takeout Game

There is Shame in the Takeout Game

By Brittany Hawthorne

Here’s how much Americans spend on takeout or food delivery each year     How many times have you planned dinner, but life got in the way? Even if you’re a regimented and disciplined budgeter or meal planner, sometimes things come up. You have to work longer, your son is sick… something like that. So…

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How Drinking and Driving Hits the Wallet

How Drinking and Driving Hits the Wallet

By Brittany Hawthorne

For many reasons, driving under the influence is a horrible idea, no matter what the context of the situation is. But this new report by Greenhouse Treatment detailing exactly how expensive a first time DUI can be will convince you to never drive drunk again.  People probably don’t do a full cost-benefit analysis before getting…

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Thinking About Owning a Pet? Here Are the Costs You Might Incur Throughout Its Lifetime

Thinking About Owning a Pet? Here Are the Costs You Might Incur Throughout Its Lifetime

By Brittany Hawthorne

As good of companions as pets are, they can be incredibly costly. From pet insurance, adoption costs, recurring food expenses, and much more, there’s no way around spending hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars on your animal. Before deciding to bring a pet home and have it become apart of your family, it’s important to…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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