10 iPhone Apps that Save Money

I try to justify my monthly AT&T phone bill and iPhone ownership by using my iPhone to offset costs in other areas of my life. There are a lot of apps for the iPhone, and with some searching you can find the ones that will help you to reduce monthly spending and save money to […]

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

When it comes to pulling the wool over customers’ eyes, banks issuing credit cards are the pros. And one of their favorite ways to trick you is to raise your credit card interest rate. Although new credit card laws make it more difficult for the banks to do it, don’t think you’re immune to a […]

Save Money On Your Next Computer: Five Rules to Shop By

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or anybody else with the itch (or desperate need) for a new computer, it’s a good time of year to find deals. Follow these rules to save money on a new computer. 1. Don’t stretch—or go into debt—to buy the latest and the greatest. When I went to college, […]

What’s Your Car Really Costing You?

For many of us in the United States, owning a car is a necessity. We need a car to get to work. And we need to work so we can make mortgage payments, save for retirement, and pay for all those other expenses in between. But those wheels come at a cost. And the real […]

The Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

At $27,000, the cost of the average wedding is as much as a down payment on a home. Unless you’re lucky enough to have parents picking up the tab, chances are you will be trying to cut corners somewhere! Everyone wants to have a special and memorable wedding, and it is possible without forking over […]

The Best Financial Apps for Android

The advent of Google’s Android operating system created a mass of open software applications for personal finance and saving money. Google and the Open Handset Alliance have made life much easier (and cheaper!) for everything from weekly budgeting to debt reduction to day trading. If your cell phone is powered by Android you have a […]

Student Budgeting: Make Your Summer Job Pay All Year Long

I’m not going to lie: When you’re a student, budgeting is no easy task…especially if you need money you earn from a summer job to last all year long. Unless you have a regular source of income during the school year, you need to stick to a pretty strict spending plan to make this work. […]

Highest Paying Summer Jobs for College Students

Yesterday, I wrote about choosing a summer job that will help your future career. But what if you just need to make as much cash as possible? Then look to these highest paying summer jobs, if you can get them: 1. Computer Technology If you have interest and experience in the world of IT, capitalize […]

Make Your Summer Job Count

For most college students, summer employment is a must. The need to earn money for college tuition, living expenses, books and spending money throughout the school year leads most students to frantically scour the help wanted ads. I worked as a camp counselor, a lifeguard, and as a swim instructor. My favorite summer job was […]

Using Credit Cards and Debit Cards Overseas

When I moved to the UK and opened a bank account, I had no idea that anything but a Visa or Mastercard logo could be on a debit card (in other parts of the world, there are other kinds of debit cards). I should have looked into this before hand, but it honestly didn’t cross […]