Articles by Kristen

9 Easy Ways to Save Money This Fall

Posted by Kristen on September 11, 2013

Some of us may be sad to see summer go while others are ready to embrace fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and all of those pumpkin flavored delights that appear in the fall. Here are some of my favorite money saving activities to celebrate […]

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22 Free Finance Apps to Help Your Budget

Posted by Kristen on September 3, 2013

I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for […]

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24 Restaurant Birthday Freebies

Posted by Kristen on August 26, 2013

Since entering adulthood, the excitement of my birthday has dwindled a bit. It’s not the idea of getting older, or even another year going by, but it’s the financial burden. Somehow I end up spending more money than I would on a normal day. Going out to dinner or out for drinks with friends adds […]

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9 Electricity Conservation Tips

Posted by Kristen on August 19, 2013

One of the best ways to improve your budget is to reduce the costs of the things you pay consistently. Every month, you will be paying an electric bill, so finding ways to reduce that bill could really result in a huge savings over time. Here are quick and easy ways to save on your […]

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14 Easy Tips to Save Money in College

Posted by Kristen on August 7, 2013

It’s hard not to talk about money when you talk about heading off to college this fall. Between the cost of tuition, books and supplies, living expenses, and having less time to work since you’re in school, it can really add up to financial disaster. Now that I’ve finally starting dealing with my student loan […]

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How to Save Money on Textbooks

Posted by Kristen on August 1, 2013

College is expensive. Even if you have been applying for scholarships or finding other ways to avoid student loans, there are many other costs besides tuition. One of the biggest costs in college is textbooks. Depending on your major and your school’s required textbooks, you could spend thousands of dollars per year on textbooks. But […]

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How to Use Upromise to Help Pay Off Student Loans

Posted by Kristen on July 16, 2013

One of my biggest financial obstacles is by far learning to deal with my student loans that I racked up throughout college and learning how to make these hefty payments every month on a tight budget. According to USA Today, student loan debt is at an astounding $986 billion now and continuing to grow fast. […]

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4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get a Tax Refund

Posted by Kristen on June 25, 2013

Taxes and the entire tax season can be pretty stressful trying to get all your paperwork organized, figuring out any deductions or claims that should be made, and of course, sitting down to fill out the right forms accurately and timely. But, for some people, there is a glorious light at the end of that […]

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Smart Ways to Save on Summertime Fun

Posted by Kristen on June 17, 2013

Finally! Summer is here, and if you’re like me, you’re ready for warmer weather, enjoying the outdoors, and barbecues. I’ve always loved summer, but in the past, I’ve always found myself spending more than I’d like to during summer. Between taking a vacation, activities, air conditioning, gas prices getting around, and more, summer can be […]

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How to Find Summer Jobs for College Students

Posted by Kristen on June 12, 2013

This is the time of year when the semester is over for college students, and they begin looking for a summer, seasonal position. Grabbing a seasonal position while you’re not taking classes is a great idea. You can save up to avoid student loans for next semester, earn money for books and other supplies, and […]

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