Count Your Pennies: How To Raise Your Credit Score
Oct06

Count Your Pennies: How To Raise Your Credit Score

Good credit is what every adult strives for but it is very difficult to obtain with student loan debt.  While it seems as though student loans put you in a negative place post graduation, there are many ways to improve your credit score for the future.  A good credit score will be used to make major purchases (you first house maybe?), decrease insurance rates and other financial savings perks.  Here are the Grown Up Truth tips to...

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Count Your Pennies: Holiday After Sale
Dec26

Count Your Pennies: Holiday After Sale

To All of the Self Titled “Decorators” – The day after Christmas is the perfect time to buy all of your holiday decorations for next year!  If you enjoy decorating, I strongly recommend that you stop by your local Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc today to get huge savings for your 2015 residential decorations. We have the BEST Christmas Tree, in my very biased and loving opinion   Some...

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Count Your Pennies: Ba Hum Bug
Dec05

Count Your Pennies: Ba Hum Bug

The holiday season is officially here and I am so excited! The holidays are actually my favorite time of year! But it is so easy to get swept away with holiday music, your favorite stores emailing you 24/7, and the fabulous parties.  Since I graduated college, I have always been very good at saving for the holidays but when January rolls around, I am always on the struggle bus trying to re-fill the bank account.   But that habit...

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Count Your Pennies: Always Have A Goal
Nov07

Count Your Pennies: Always Have A Goal

We all know my personal spending habits have gotten exponentially better since my college days.  While I can contribute this to so many things (read my many tips and tricks here), there is one tip that trumps them all – HAVE A GOAL IN MIND! Young professionals (should) have so many goals in our lives right now. But always saving for something tangible will help you be conscious of your spending.  About 14 months ago, I  put my...

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Count Your Pennies: Halloween Edition
Oct31

Count Your Pennies: Halloween Edition

Ok, I will keep this short and sweet.  If you are like me and have cravings for really good candy from time to time throughout the year, make sure you go to the store this weekend and raid all of the clearance candy!  I use this candy for gifts, sweets at my desk, and (of course) the possible midnight craving.   Happy Hallo’s Eve and be safe...

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Count Your Pennies: How To Find Your Inner Hustla
Oct24

Count Your Pennies: How To Find Your Inner Hustla

  The best way to become financially stable and independent faster is by adding more money to your bank account.  But that is so much easier said than done.  The best tip I can give is ignite your inner hustler as soon as possible.  Even after you have started a small gig on the side (baking cupcakes, tutoring, DJing, bar tending, etc), there are also other ways to make money and still have time for you! I do a quick scan of...

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