New Year’s Resolution Reminder!

Today is the (self imposed, entirely made up) deadline for setting up a budget tracking system! This doesn’t mean you have to decide on your whole budget today, this means you are taking the next few months to track where your money goes. Once you have a good idea about how much you spend each month…

It’s Textbook Buying Time!

It has come to my attention that it is that time of year again…textbook buying time. Now for those of you who are out of school- you are lucky. You never have to go through the trauma and massive money-suck that is buying textbooks. Buying textbooks is stressful and risky. This is because: You probably…

Budget like a Rock Star

So you are convinced that it is a good idea to make a budget, right? Right! But how do you start? Let’s start with the easy part- income. Most people have a fairly steady income and should know how much money is coming in. If you have a variable income, you need to treat it…

The Basics of Banks

I once had a (lovely) boyfriend who didn’t believe in banks. And by he didn’t believe in banks, I mean that one day I came over and found him sitting on the bed surrounded by $30,000 in cash like Scrooge McDuck*. I almost had a heart attack. You have to really have a massive distrust…