debt

money brain

Growing Up Poor Taught Me How to Budget

My childhood experience with poverty may have ruined my credit, but it also gave me the power to survive my past.
Ayesha Cording
12.12.18
Invisible Jobs

What It’s Like to Be a Woman Working in Construction

Solid union wages are a big draw—and a great equalizer—but being the only woman on a 500-person crew comes with its own set of challenges.
Anita Hamilton
12.4.18
spending

Black Friday Special: 11 Ways to Find Inner Calm on the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Make Black Friday your own with these totally free ideas for how to spend the day without an iota of buyers' remorse.
Evie Carrick
11.14.18
travel

I Conquered My Debt to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

I felt more in the four months I was on the trail than I had in the 20-plus years that came before then. But to realize my dream, it took an education in frugality to claw me out of financial ruin.
Ayesha Cording
11.6.18
money brain

The Crippling Anxiety of Living With $100,000 in Student Loans

My massive debt doesn’t just make me anxious. It's changed the way I date and spend time with friends.
Seamus Kirst
10.26.18
money brain

The Real Reason Why You're Bad With Money

Hint: It’s not because you’re dumb, lazy or naïve.
Anita Hamilton
10.11.18
Love Makes Cents - Created with GEICO

Avoid This Common Money Mistake During a Breakup

Don't make the split any more painful than it already is by trashing your credit score as well.
FREE Staff
8.23.18
money brain

A Financial Survival Guide for the Next Recession

Seeing my own mother struggle through the last recession made me want to be sure I'm prepared for the next one. So I talked to some money and career experts to find out how to recession-proof my life.
Marco Margaritoff
8.15.18
student loans

WTF Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans That Could Actually Work

Desperate for a way to pay down your college debt that doesn't involve eating tuna sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 10 years? Here are some of the weirder ways people are tackling their five-figure student loan bills.
Shomari Wills
7.26.18
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Don't Let Student Loan Debt Keep You From Buying a Home

Flexible repayment plans can lower your monthly bill so you can finally afford a place of your own.
FREE Staff
4.4.18