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Five Surprising Reasons People Go Into Debt and How to Avoid Them

You know the common reasons for getting in over your head financially. Too many credit cards, a house payment that’s a little too expensive, losing a job, or simple financial illiteracy.

Bankruptcy Featured

Four Questions to Review Before Settling on Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is just one option out of several debt relief options. Some consumers choose bankruptcy the moment they start having problems with debt.

Consumer Tips Featured

Five Creative Ways for College Students to Make Money Online

From books to concerts to extra dining hall funds, money is something that many college students are in-need of. While parents often send money over to their youngsters, these students also should start to learn how to own some of their own keep.

Career Planning Featured

5 Great Reasons to Study Computer Science in College

Many students are drawn to computer science because they use computers so much in their everyday lives.

Consumer Tips Featured

You Can Save Money on School Lunches

When it comes to school items what puts the most pressure on your budget? Would it be clothing? Might it be supplies? Likely, clothing and supplies will cost you some money, but it may be school lunches that strain your budget.

Career Planning

Beyond Political Science: What Other Degrees Can Lead to a Political Career

At this juncture in the 21st century, a variety of degrees — undergraduate and graduate – can open the door to a career in politics.

Consumer Tips

Use Coupons to Trim Your Shopping Budget

Food prices continue to rise and that has put a big crimp on American families. Budgets are being strained as salaries remain flat, but there is some good news with all this: coupons continue to provide ways for people to trim their shopping budgets.

Career Planning

Extra Education: What Career Fields are continuing to Grow?

If you’re planning to earn an education and enter a new career, it makes sense to see that job growth is projected for your field of choice. Read on to learn more about some of the occupations that are expected to experience the greatest growth over the next 10 years.

Consumer Tips

Bringing the Brains: A Guide to Survive Freshman Year

You’ve finally made it. All the blood, sweat, and tears shed during your senior year of high school are about to pay off as you transition into what many describe as "the best years of your life".

Consumer Tips

How to Rent a Car by the Hour

If you want to rent a car by the day or by the week, no problem. If you want to rent a car for a few hours, you’ll still pay the daily rate. At least that is how it used to be.

Home Buying

Renting or Buying: How to Figure Out the Best Finances for You

When it comes to finding a place to live, deciding whether you want to rent or buy can be half the battle.

Insurance

5 Tips for Handling an Insurance Agent or Adjuster When You Need to File a Claim

The term “accidents happen” is the basic idea behind having insurance.

And when an accident does happen, you have to grit your teeth and deal with your insurance company.