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I’m $16K in Debt – Here’s What Finance Experts Told Me to Do

February 17, 2017
Viva la vie, pay down debt

Originally published on Career Contessa. Written by Kit Warchol. It’s a cliche for a reason: people set New Year’s resolutions, then inevitably break them. So late last year, when I told myself I was going to pay down my debt in 2017, I pretty much set myself up to fail. Part of me ...
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How a Travel Job = Building an Emergency Fund + Adventure

August 17, 2016
travel job

By Shannon O’Brien I took a unique role working as a chapter consultant for my sorority right after college. A month after graduation, I began supporting collegiate women with recruitment and leadership development, visiting over 40 college campuses in more than 15 states for two years. There w...
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Little Known Travel Points Tips & Tricks

May 26, 2016

I'm back with Jay Peay, my favorite credit card points and travel expert who taught us how to maximize our credit card points and fly free with airline miles. This time, he's sharing some of his best tips that very few people know about and even fewer actually take advantage of. Get ready to learn ...
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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Student Loans

May 24, 2016
Books, Student Loans

If student loans have you stressed out and confused, you are not alone. The average college graduate has $28,950 in student loan debt. Prioritizing student loan payments, contributing to your 401-K and building up your savings all the while trying to have some fun is the new norm. After working with...
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Get Inspired – How Lisa Paid Down Her Debt & Started Saving

May 18, 2016

Lisa came to me with problems that were not unique. She was living paycheck to paycheck, had racked up some credit card debt and had stopped payment on her student loans. She, like many people, thought the answer to all of her self-proclaimed money problems was to earn more money, but when she got a...
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How to have the “money talk” with your partner

May 12, 2016
Couple holding hands, how to have the money talk

According to a recent survey done by Experian, 1/3 of newlyweds are in the dark about their partner's finances. Here are some shocking stats from the survey: 33% of newlyweds are surprised by their partner's financial situation 20% of men and 12% of women had secret financial accounts that ...
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Increase Your Credit Score with this First Step

April 25, 2016
How to Increase Your Credit Score

Most of us know that having good credit is important. It can determine whether or not lenders will loan us the money for a house, a car, to go to school or to finance a new venture. Having a higher credit score will also save us a lot of money in interest if we do end up taking out a loan. This...
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5 Steps to Pay Down Your Student Loans Once and For All

April 20, 2016
Paying Down Student Loans

The average college graduate has $35,000 in student loan debt. If you are dealing with student loans, you are definitely not alone and you are not your debt! When I speak to groups, over half of the audience typically has some form of student related debt, whether it’s personal debt or student lo...
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Fly Free with Airline Miles – Let’s Get Technical!

March 31, 2016
Airline Miles, Fly Free, the Fiscal Femme

Back by popular demand, I have another interview with the amazing credit card points expert, Jay Peay. If you missed it, here's our first interview on maximizing the credit card points game.  This time, we get technical. How can airlines afford to give people like Jay (and hopefully us now too!) f...
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Maximize Your Credit Card Point Game

February 22, 2016
Credit card points, miles, the fiscal femme

Have you ever met someone who travels the world on credit card points? It just seems like they get a free hotel room or flight upgrade every time they travel. For me, that's my friend and credit card point expert, Jay Peay.  As you'll see from our interview, he's learned to maximize credit ca...
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