For many, college is a time for brand new starts: new friends, new academic pursuits, new living situations and more. While some of these beginnings might come naturally, others aren’t as straightforward, like budgeting for the first time, looking for jobs or establishing your credit history.
If you joined the workforce pre-internet, you would likely agree that looking for a new job has always been an overwhelming process. In some ways, the internet has made it easier to find job listings, find reviews of workplaces and quickly submit applications to potential employers. However, online job hunts still have their disadvantages. There’s more competition, the process of filling out endless applications can get old really fast, and you still need to maintain your professional network both online…
There are few pleasures quite as exquisite as a stay in a five-star hotel. Add “getting a bargain” into the experience, and you may as well add an extra star. Bliss! Unfortunately, the words “five-star” and “bargain” rarely appear together. To qualify for the top rating, a hotel’s staff must personally greet every guest (with flowers or a gift if in Europe). The accommodation should be luxurious. The facilities should meet every need. This costs money.
Children are notorious for asking hard questions, and it can be difficult to give them honest, age-appropriate answers. Yes, it’s okay to give a watered-down answer from time-to-time, but how exactly should you respond when they ask about your finances? In this blog, we’ll examine the importance of having money-related conversations and review the things that shouldn’t be shared with your kids. We’ll also offer advice on how to answer six tricky questions your children may ask about your money.
If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you’re likely asking yourself what you want your work life to look like. Do you want consistency in your assignments or more variety? A flexible work schedule or a rigid one? As many benefits as possible or more cash in your pocket to cover the basics? To work for a company full-time or work for yourself as a contractor?
Job hunting can be a tiring and complicated process. This is especially true if you’re a recent graduate who’s new to the workforce, if you work in a specialized field or if the job market is especially volatile. Some job-seekers choose to work with recruiters, which can come with upsides and downsides. Should you work with one to land your next gig? We’ll dive into the pros and cons so you can decide what’s best for you.
After an uncertain 2020, jobs numbers are looking up again. With increasing employment rates and U.S. companies offering better wages and benefits, now is a great time for job seekers to hunt for their next career. However, this employment rush has also opened the door for more suspicious listings and less-than-ideal job postings. Do you know how to spot scams and time-wasters in the sea of hiring notices? Be on the lookout for these five red flags as you search…
“Time is money,” they say. Depending on where in the world you are, data can be expensive, too. But when judging the value of a country’s mobile data plans, you need to take all three variables into account. What use is cheap data if you spend minute after minute waiting for it to load?
Dealing with debt can be an incredibly scary and stressful experience, but it’s also a common struggle for many Americans. CNBC recently reported that the average American has $90,460 in overall debt, including credit cards, student debt, mortgages and personal loans. You might be asking yourself, “if debt is such a big problem, then why aren’t we all pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps and fixing it?” Unfortunately, getting back on track financially is often much easier said than done,…
For many couples, weddings are the biggest celebration they’ll plan in their lifetime. Between choosing the venue, bridal party, clothes, food, decorations, food and entertainment, it’s normal to feel excited and overwhelmed at the same time. Unfortunately, many couples also find themselves stressed and uncertain as they try to figure out how to foot the bill. While it’s tempting to rely on credit to pay for your big day, the resulting debt could start your marriage on the wrong foot….