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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Once upon a time, job hopping was seen as unprofessional and unnecessary. In fact, it was relatively common to spend your entire career working for one employer, gradually working your way up the company ranks and receiving regular pay raises along the way. But these days, maintaining an upward career trajectory usually requires a little...

How To Tell if You Should Buy a House Now

Buying your first house might be the biggest financial investment that you’ve ever made to this point in your life, and possibly the most complicated. In addition to determining if you’re making a sound financial investment, owning your home is just as much an emotional decision. That’s because where you choose to live affects things like who you will...

How to Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness in 2022

It’s no secret that the cost of college has increased faster than the rate of inflation for many years. According to The College Board, inflation-adjusted tuition at four-year, public universities has increased 158% between 1991-92 to 2021-22. So while it may have been easier for previous generations to pay for college with scholarships and a part-time...

What To Do When You Get Kicked Off Your Parents Health Insurance

Healthcare and health insurance is a complicated topic, and there are many differing opinions on how it should best be handled. In many countries, there is universal healthcare for everyone, but that is not the case in the United States. While there are government-run programs for the elderly (Medicare) and those with low-incomes (Medicaid), most people...

How to Pay for Fertility Treatments

Bringing a child into the world may be priceless, but fertility treatments are anything but. This high price tag can put aspiring parents into a tough position, forcing them to choose between starting a family and avoiding massive amounts of debt.  Thankfully, there are several strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the need to borrow...

65 Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2022

From living in the dorms to meeting new people, many students eagerly await their chance to begin the college experience. And no matter your major, almost all college students have one thing in common — they know college can be expensive. So expensive, in fact, that over 43 million students are facing outstanding student loan debt. Over the past...

What Careers Are Recession Proof?

No matter how confident you are about the future of the economy, it’s clear that the average consumer is feeling nervous. A June 2022 survey from MagnifyMoney found that 70% of Americans think a recession is coming.  But a recession affects everyone differently, and there are some professions that tend to thrive even when the economy dips....

Hidden Inflation: What is Shrinkflation, Skimpflation and Greedflation

As inflation continues to dominate the headlines, you may have started to hear about the concepts of shrinkflation, skimpflation and greedflation. These are subtle ways in which companies attempt to either minimize or take advantage of the impact that inflation has on consumer expectations. It’s important to understand these concepts in order...

Preparing for Labor Day Celebrations On a Budget

Labor Day, celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September, is often considered the end of the summer season. As kids go back to school and the weather gets colder, it is common to celebrate with barbecues and other types of get-togethers. The Monday holiday means that many have a long weekend as well. If you are trying to stick to...

Should you split expenses 50/50 even if your partner makes more?

Managing finances individually can be difficult, let alone in a partnership. The cost of living continues to rise across the country leaving many people in tight situations – making ‘this or that’ decisions. When we throw in savings goals, overall financial awareness, and debt payoff on top of the normal demands of adulthood; we’re left with finding...

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