debt diaries

How I'm Paying Off $220,000 of Student Loan Debt - Created with GEICO

Getting an education can add up to more than just a degree.
FREE Staff
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

Don't Buy This: Pre-Chopped Fruits and Vegetables Are a Big Waste of Money

Don’t let your chronic laziness get the best of you. Simply taking the time to chop food yourself can save $100 a month (or more).
Jubilee Baez
VICE Guide to Life

How to Start Saving Money When You’re Broke

You don't need to win the lottery to get a little extra cash in your pocket. Small changes can add up to big savings.
Ilana Novick

How to Find the Best Free Things to Do in a City Near You

From live shows to group hikes, most cities have tons of free activities you can enjoy on your own or with a friend. The trick to finding these freebies is knowing where to look.
Gina Ragusa
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

Three Signs You’re Spending More Than You Can Afford—and How to Fix It

Dipping into your savings to pay the rent? Afraid to look at the balance on your credit card statement? Here’s how to spot and fix money problems before they become a financial nightmare.
Gina Ragusa
money brain

Use These Travel Hacks to Get Free Stuff from Your Airline

Insider tips on scoring free flight vouchers, food or even a sweet hotel room.
Melissa Kravitz
Money Goals

Meet the Young People Who Are Retiring in Their 30s

The FIRE movement is all about retiring while you're young to travel and pursue your life dreams. No wonder it has a cult following.
Shomari Wills
money brain

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.
Gina Ragusa
Bougie Budget - Created with GEICO

Make Your Home Spa Day More Luxurious with This DIY Trick

Indulging your senses is the key to relaxing.
FREE Staff
Bougie Budget - Created with GEICO

Give Your Place a Vintage Look Without Spending Your Salary on Antiques

A retro chic look is less expensive than you may think.
FREE Staff