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How to Write a Check (And Free Check-Writing Alternatives)

How to Write a Check (And Free Check-Writing Alternatives) Writing a check might seem obsolete or even unnecessary to most millennials in light of all the technological advancements in payment options these days. In fact, a study reported by Marketwired in 2013 showed that 52% of millennials have never used a check. On the other hand, 72% of small business …


Credit Card, Debt, Passive income, Spending

Ask The Reader: Should You Finance An Engagement Ring?

Ask The Reader: Should You Finance An Engagement Ring? I consider myself to be very traditional, and think that you should save up you salary and wait to buy an engagement ring until you can afford it.  In fact, I think your bride-to-be should value that more than going into debt for an engagement ring. However, I saw a commercial …


Holiday Gift Guide for the Twenty-Somethings in Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide for the Twenty-Somethings in Your Life The holidays are coming fast — while birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and the like come up year-round. If you’re looking to give something practical and thoughtful to the recent college graduate in your life, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list. Here’s our guide for giving gifts to that 20-something …

Holiday Gift Guide for College Students and Recent Grads

Holiday Gift Guide for College Students and Recent Grads Multitool This is also known as a Swiss army knife or a Leatherman. This is available at different levels of complexity and price points, though I like this $50 Leatherman as a combination of being affordable and useful without being overwhelming. This is useful for all kinds of little tasks and …

7 Alternatives to Owning a Car That Might Be Better for You!

7 Alternatives to Owning a Car That Might Be Better for You! You’re probably thinking, “Come on Robert. There is no way you can live without owning a car.” And in many ways, you would be right. But did you know that I sold my car over a year ago and have been using alternatives since then! However, it is …

Metromile Review: Low-Cost, High-Tech Auto Insurance

Metromile Review: Low-Cost, High-Tech Auto Insurance Be honest: When was the last time you shopped for new car insurance? If it has been more than a year, it’s time to see whether or not you qualify for a new, better insurance rate. But where should you start collecting quotes? Most people can use an online aggregator to get multiple quotes …

Travel Insurance for College Students: Should You Buy It?

Travel Insurance for College Students: Should You Buy It? Many college students treasure their international travel or study-abroad experiences. But these adventures often come with a hefty price tag (especially given the low incomes of most students). Most students don’t even consider insuring their travel, but in some cases that’s a financially responsible choice. Is travel insurance worth the cost? …

CardCruncher Review: Recommended Credit Card Rewards

CardCruncher Review: Recommended Credit Card Rewards Are you looking to maximize your credit card rewards while minimizing your credit card stress? Choosing a single credit card for all your expenses is a great way to enjoy great rewards without having to worry about sign-up bonuses or which card to swipe when you get to the register. Personally, I’ve used one …

Zipcar Review: A Good Car Alternative for College Students?

Zipcar Review: A Good Car Alternative for College Students? If you’re like most college students, you’re always looking for a good way to trim a few bucks off of your spending. From crowding four (or more) people into a two-bedroom apartment, to joining every campus club for the free food, students know how to save money in college. But such …

Google Pay and Google Wallet Alternatives You Can Try Out

Google Pay and Google Wallet Alternatives You Can Try Out Earlier this year, Google did away with Android Pay and Google Wallet in an attempt to unify all its digital wallet features into a single app: Google Pay. The rollout was anything but smooth (the first rendition didn’t have the option to send money to friends), but with more than 100 …