Why Renters’ Insurance Is So Important

Posted by Monday, July 25, 2016 0 1

To protect you and your property, renters' insurance is dollar for dollar the best insurance policy on the market — or so says the best insurance agent in the world, Steve Maas. Okay, ya, he’s my dad, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is right. You see, because I was raised by an ...

A Budget Book In A Digital World

Posted by Sunday, February 21, 2016 0 1

I’ve written previously about budget apps, so if you follow along here you might be wondering why I felt the need to get a physical book to tell me just how poorly I’m spending my money each week. I’ve become a more pen and paper person recently with the addition of my Erin Condren Life Planner ...

It’s Hard Out There For A Senior Finishing Their Thesis Project

Posted by Thursday, February 12, 2015 0 5

Let me start this post out by saying I have never written a thesis. I never had to write a thesis. I am glad I never had to write a thesis. I thank the Lord there was no thesis necessary to complete my journalism or food studies majors. But because of the blessing bestowed upon me, ...

Menu Planning Saves Lives (Or At Least Your Budget/Waistline/Relationship)

Posted by Friday, January 30, 2015 0 2

Well grown-ups, I am happy to report that I am in love with my new job. Yup. And that isn’t going anywhere, because my job and I plan to honeymoon forever. However, just like with any committed relationship, sacrifices must be made. And in this case that has been adjusting to a vastly different work schedule than ...

How To Make Sure You Get A Cheap Holiday Flight

Posted by Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0 4

On Oct. 13th, the cheapest round-trip flight to take me home for the holidays was $498 per person. When I finally booked on Nov. 6th  the cheapest option was $607 per person. And if I had waited to book until today, the "cheap holiday flight" would be $755 per person. That’s right. The price of the ...

You Gotta Have A Budget App. Actually, A Few.

Posted by Thursday, August 28, 2014 0 22

That is the "Finance" folder on my iPhone. And behind it you will see my How I Met Your Mother wallpaper, which I've been meaning to change since the finale ripped my heart out, but let's not go there. Because what is important is the fact I have a "Finance" folder. Because, yes, I need an ...

Let’s Have A Scary-Grown-Up Discussion About Credit Scores

Posted by Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2 7

Your credit score is something you may not have thought about at all yet. Or thought about for a minute or two if you took an econ class at one point before slowly pushing the terrifying thought out of your head. You may have a credit card. You may have credit card debt. And we both know you ...

Why We Didn’t Buy Our Car

Posted by Monday, July 28, 2014 0 9

Ethan and I are proudly in possession of a 2014 Honda Civic CVT LX. And let me tell you, it's a nice car you guys. It has that new car smell. You can sync your phone to it via Bluetooth, so you can make calls, stream from Pandora/listen to my latest old-lady-audiobook, and have text messages ...