personal finance

6 Things People Spend Too Much Money On

Grocery shopping eating at your budget?

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Everyone knows they should probably be saving more money. And while it might seem savvy to skip the occasional impulse buy, don’t be too quick to pat yourself on the back when you refrain from buying yet another pair of ripped blue jeans. In times like these — when the recession is here and a

Shopaholic Saving Tips

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In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life comes at ya fast.” I learned this when, after graduating college, I suddenly had to get my life together and financially support myself. The horror. But I’m also young and fun (I swear!). I want to go out with my friends, follow trends, and buy myself a little

How to Do a 2024 Financial Reset

TikTok 2024 Financial Reset

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I hate to admit it, but it’s getting embarrassing. It = my financial state. I’m still young, even according to Leonardo DiCaprio standards, and I’ve been using that as an excuse to prioritize fun and keep putting off saving. However, with the cost of living crisis, rising inflation rates, and my minor shopping addiction, I’m

New Year, New Budget

Saving money starts with a budget.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about goal setting in the New Year…and not in the cliche resolution way. Not in the way that I get overzealous and aim to save $10,000 in one year, change my entire life around, and find the apartment of my dreams. Not in the way that sets me up for

Best Personal Finance Apps for 2023

Best Personal Finance Apps for 2023

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It’s almost 2024, but if there’s one thing you don’t want to save until the new year it’s putting your finances in order. When it comes to tackling money goals, the best time to start is always yesterday. But these days — given our digital-first landscape and online bank accounts — financial success takes more

Trim the Fat: Try a Spending Diet

You spend $30 on Chinese takeout for just yourself on Monday. On Tuesday you bought a $5 latte. You finally purchased all the items in your shopping cart and spent $102 on Wednesday. Silver lining, you got free shipping. Thursday you went to the new craft cocktail bar. You bought yourself a drink and then

How Sinking Funds Can Help You Save For Gift Season

When people think of gifting, they tend to think of the winter holiday season. Suddenly, every store offers gift wrapping and the internet is a cornucopia of gift guides. I get super into it, making lists — like Santa himself — of who’s getting gifts r and who’s getting nuffin because they scorned me last

3 Reasons Cleo Is the Best Budgeting App for Gen Z and Millennials

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Checkout Cleo For Yourself Seemingly every day, TikTok excavates a new defining difference between Gen Z and millennials. Officially, millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, and Gen Z includes anyone born between 1997 and 2012. Though the “Zillennials” born between ’94 and 2000 straddle this divide, the commonly cited factors that distinguish the two

Common Mistakes Made When Giving to Charity

Many people strive to support their community by donating their time or their money. When you find a meaningful cause, you might be quick to cut a donation check. Though it’s admirable to be quick to act charitably, you should be wary of several common mistakes made when giving to charity. Being mindful of these