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Checking In: How is Aaron Progressing on His Goal?
The summer’s been a trying season for our friend Aaron who’s determined to erase $11,000 worth of debt over 12 months. He is now nearly six months into his plan and says the path has been harder than he could have ever imagined. I wrote earlier that he’s also trying to simultaneously build up his cash […]
How to Spend Your Student Loans: Do’s and Dont’s
Several years ago, a fellow college grad mentioned how she was over $100,000 in debt from school. It surprised me because I didn’t recall tuition being that expensive at our in-state college at the time. “Well, I used the money for my living expenses, too,” she explained. Then I remembered the studio apartment she rented […]
The BEST Money Advice for Kids
Most kids will NOT learn about money in the classroom. So, it’s up to mom, dad and loved ones to take the reins. To help, there are many fine books and resources for kids of all ages. Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite money tools, with back-to-school season approaching.
Ask Farnoosh Roundup: 401k Matching, House Renovation and 529 Plans
I’ve returned from vacation to an overflowing Ask Farnoosh mailbag. I couldn’t pick just one to answer, so we’re featuring three very interesting queries. From retirement to financing a home renovation to college savings, we’re about to cover a lot of ground.
Mint Money Audit 6-Month Check-In: How Did Michelle Allocate Her Windfall?
Six months ago Mint user Michelle was struggling with debt, a lack of retirement savings and a bit of family financial drama amongst her siblings. She was anticipating a cash bonus from her company and wasn’t sure if she should save the money or use it to relieve her debt. I check in with her to find out what she decided and how her finances are doing.