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Personal Finance

September 18, 2020

How to Calculate Your Net Worth—and Why You Should

In the simplest terms, your net worth is everything you own minus everything you owe. This definition can help you frame the idea of personal net worth in your mind…

September 15, 2020

Tips on How to Manage Student Loan Debt

If you’re one of the 66% of students who graduated with an average of $35,000 dollars in student debt, it’s probably no consolation to you that millions of other students…

September 11, 2020

7 Things to Know About Your Credit Score

Of all of life’s greatest financial mysteries, credit scores are right at the very top. And yet, 54% of the respondents of a survey said that they never check their…

September 8, 2020

8 tips for setting up your freelance business

You took the big leap and did something scary—you started your freelance business. But the freedom that the self-employed life gives you can be a double-edged sword: now you can…

September 4, 2020

How do you make a will (and when should you update it)?

Wills aren’t really the most fun topic to read (or write!) about, but their importance in a financial journey cannot be overstated. A will is a document that explains your…

September 1, 2020

What are the best strategies for cash savings?

The personal saving rate in the United States amounted to 7.6 percent in 2019, compared to 11 percent in 1960. With so many people out of work during the pandemic,…

August 28, 2020

What You Should Know About Finances When Starting Your First Job

So, you made it through the billion coffees, job fairs, interviews, reference checks, and tests, and finally got a job offer! You feel like a rock star (rightfully so!), but…

August 18, 2020

Investing Tips for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

A lot of the mainstream investing advice available centers around traditional 9-5 employees who make a (mostly) steady paycheck on a recurring basis. Freelancers and entrepreneurs may have more flexibility…

July 28, 2020

Are online banks good for consumers?

As predicted, people stopped visiting bank branches frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Branch traffic fell more than 30% in April and the first three weeks of May compared with the…

July 16, 2020

Should I pay off credit card debt before investing?

For many people, credit card debt is just a fact of life. Our lifestyles are subsidized by a credit card, simply because an average American’s expenses are as much as,…