Tagged: emergency fund

How to Build an Emergency Fund – 5 Ways to Quickly Save $1,000 6

How to Build an Emergency Fund – 5 Ways to Quickly Save $1,000

Did you know the average American is unable to pay for unexpected expenses of over $500? This statistic may be shocking, but it is a sign of the times. The average person has allowed...

How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund 6

How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Tax refund: Next to the words “pay day” and “debt free,” these are my two favorite finance-related words. Whether my annual tax refund is a modest sum or a mid-size windfall, I am always...

20 Budgeting Tips for Singles – A Bachelor’s (or Bachelorette’s) Guide 23

20 Budgeting Tips for Singles – A Bachelor’s (or Bachelorette’s) Guide

Last week, the state of Illinois finally passed what I would describe as a “Band-Aid” budget. While politicians largely celebrated this move and patted themselves on the back, their budget does very little to...

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Kicking Sallie Mae to the Curb: Goodbye, Student Loans!

In my nearly two months as a member of the personal finance blogging community, I feel I have developed a good grasp on the different types of financial bloggers. Some aim to share a technical...

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Protect Your Future With Sinking Funds

My earliest job as a child was mowing the lawn. One hot Michigan summer afternoon, Superhero Dad decided it was about time for me to contribute to yard work beyond raking leaves in the...

The Staycation: A Cure For Burnout 38

The Staycation: A Cure For Burnout

One month ago, Mrs. Superhero and I were about to embark on a vacation to Nashville, Tennessee. We had our hotel room booked, dinner reservations were made, and our itinerary was packed, with plans...

A Detailed Guide to the Zero-Based Budget 8

A Detailed Guide to the Zero-Based Budget

Do you feel hopeless about money? Have you tried to make a budget in the past and bombed big time? In this post, we will take a detailed look at how to create a...

Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Budget 6

Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Budget

A few weeks ago, I was lamenting the cost of graduate school with a friend over coffee. I commented that I had no idea why so many people were willing to go back to...