Penguin Pick of the Month: Pay Off Debt Faster!

This week while doing some morning reading and hanging out on the interwebs, Charlie found this great article about paying off your credit card debt faster. Charlie knows that managing your money can be tricky -- which is why he’s always on the lookout for helpful tips to make it easier, letting you focus more … Continue reading Penguin Pick of the Month: Pay Off Debt Faster!

5 Tips to Afford Going Home for the Holidays

5 tips to afford going home for the holidays

You thought that New Year's Eve dress was a must until your January credit card statement comes in and bam! The holiday hangover hits. How can you nurse the hangover before it even starts? Americans really like to spend money on the holidays with more than half devoting at least a full paycheck to the celebration. … Continue reading 5 Tips to Afford Going Home for the Holidays

The F-Word: How to Talk Finance at the Holiday Table

Many Americans would rather discuss any other “taboo” topic (like romance, religion or politics) with friends and family if it means avoiding finance. With the holidays around the corner, you should be prepared to face the f-word. (And your mental and physical health depends on it, according to a recent study from LendingClub.) Whether you're … Continue reading The F-Word: How to Talk Finance at the Holiday Table

You Do You: Build a Budget that Works

Let’s face it—your financial resources are limited. You've got bills to pay now and big plans for the future, but you also want to enjoy today. There's a solution: A straightforward and realistic budget that lets you, do you. (No Excel spreadsheet involved, promise!) With a tiny bit of planning and creativity, you can craft a … Continue reading You Do You: Build a Budget that Works