College Summer Break
After a full academic year of intense study, and one last push through final exams, most college students can’t wait for summer break. Thoughts of days that don’t require study,…
How to Go to College for Less
Outside-the-box strategies for saving money on college. As the mother of two teenagers, news of rapidly increasing college tuition and the threat of high interest rates on student loans have…
Living Large, Spending Small: Tricking Out Your First Apartment on a Budget
I’m done with college and officially a member of the real world. I have a job and a new apartment. I’m feeling safe and secure from those real-world risks with…
The Apartment Walkthrough: Things to Watch Out For Before You Move In
You’ve found a great apartment in your price range and are ready to move in. But before you pack your bags and boxes and load up the moving truck, you’ll…
Checklist
Whether it’s your first time or your 12th, moving can be exciting. But it can also be overwhelming and stressful. From finding a place to live and packing up your…
apartment search
When you’re searching for a new apartment, it can be tempting to just jump right in and sign up for the first place you find. But it’s important that you…
college apartment checklist
Attention college students! You’re probably enjoying the very end of your summer break. And while I’m not here to tell you to put down your lemonade, school is right around…
Understanding the Differences Between Older and Younger Baby Boomer Home Buyers
Like most people, baby boomers are anxious about how the current economy will impact their later years—and their living arrangements during that time. But while the oldest members of this…
My First Apartment: How the World Sees It
Renting your first place after college is a big deal. Living with roommates, paying bills, maintaining a social life and trying to furnish an apartment on a not-so-large paycheck can…
Why Saving for Your 401(k) Matters
When I first got my own place, I felt overwhelmed by the mountain of monthly bills I was responsible for. Paying for rent, cable, Internet, groceries, car insurance and student…