What has the Drought Done to Food Prices?
If you’ve gone grocery shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed prices creeping up. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average family of four with a 2- to…
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…
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s hard to not get caught up in the flood of red and pink hearts and Cupid’s arrows in flight. When my…
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…
Market Yourself for a Promotion…and More Money
When I first started with my company, I put in a lot of late hours and weekends trying to master my new role—and prove they’d hired the right person. Eventually,…
5 Reasons Young People Need Life Insurance
Most young people think that they don’t need life insurance. After all, mortality is far away from 20- and 30-somethings. There are, however, certain cases when young people do need…
Spruce Up Your Apartment on a Budget
Since starting my first full-time job, all I want to do at the end of the day is relax on my couch and enjoy the peace of my apartment. But…
How to Deal with an Uncooperative Landlord
When I moved into my first apartment after college, I was thrilled about finally having my own place. What I didn’t count on was the family of mice that would…
Is Insurance Really Necessary?
When you are young and single, the last thing you probably think about is insurance. From car and health insurance to home or renter’s insurance, monthly premiums can add up…
Ready to Compete at the Corporate Level?
I have had a few contracting opportunities lately where the suppliers have dropped out of the bidding process. Suppliers work long and hard to get the opportunity to compete but…