9 Unique Ways to Come Up With Your Rent Payment

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Rent’s due.Cue anxious scrambling.You riffle...

5 Tips to Help Students Succeed

There is one question every college student dreads as graduation nears: “So, what are you going to do next?”For a lot of people, moving on to the next step and joining the “real world”...

Want to Increase Your Car’s Trade-In Value? Here’s 4 Tips

When buying a new or used car, you have the option to keep your old car, sell it privately or trade it in at the dealership. A private sale will typically net you more...

Tell This Company Why Your School Rules for $1K

Think your school, campus and college town are the coolest in the U.S.?You could win a $1,000 scholarship by telling rental search firm Abodo in 1,000 words or less — and five pictures —...

This Mom Charges Her 5-Year-Old “Rent” — and the Internet Is Freaking Out

When it comes to teaching kids about money, many financial experts agree it’s good to start early. But, with parenting approaches varying widely, it’s difficult to say exactly what a child should know about money...

Our Honest Pure TalkUSA Review

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Like everyone else, I’m attached...

How to Prepare for a Nuclear Account, Even if You’re on a Budget

Associated Press correspondent Caleb Jones' 7-year-old daughter looks out toward Pearl Harbor from their home in Honolulu on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Jones was with his daughter at their home on Saturday when an...

Wondering How to Get an Internship? This 4-Step Guide Can Help

When you’re in college, you can’t turn a corner without someone talking about internships.And it’s for good reason: Internships are a great way for students to gain hands-on, practical skills in their field of...

Project Yellow Light Offers Scholarships for Safe-Driving Ads

Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t glued to their smartphone. But the need to always be plugged in has caused a major problem on the roadways: texting and driving.The National Highway...

Here’s How to Apply for 2018-19 Florida Realtors Scholarship

Maybe you’re a senior in high school looking forward to graduating and starting your freshman year of college. Maybe you’re already pursuing your degree. Or maybe you’re considering a graduate program. Three different scenarios,...

Try These 3 Strategies to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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You Can Reap the Benefits of Nature Even in Small Doses

In the spirit of those stuffy term papers we all had to write in college, let me open by throwing some impressive (if not entirely pleasant) facts at you.Did you know that by the...

Do Colleges Look at Your Social Media? Yes, So Clean Yours Up Now

If you’re applying to college, you may want to think twice about what you post on your social media accounts. College admissions officers can learn a lot about you from a simple online search,...

Follow These 6 Tips to Winterize Your Car and Avoid Emergencies

Winter is my least favorite season.I hate feeling cold. I detest bulky jackets. And I think snow is pretty for only about 30 seconds.I know I’m not the only one out there who feels...

These 8 Affordable Cities Have Low Rental Costs and Lots of Jobs

DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images It’s 2018. New year, new me, right?If that means trying out a new...

Florida Will Provide the HIV Prevention Medication PrEP for Free

MarcBruxelle/Getty Images We often make New Year’s resolutions to improve health, but sometimes the mission...

GasBuddy Predicts Gas Prices Will Rise in 2018

It looks like we might be seeing higher gas prices in 2018.GasBuddy predicts the yearly national average cost of gas will be $2.57 per gallon, up 18 cents from 2017. Prices are expected to...

Nikon Is Awarding 10 Photography Scholarships Worth $10,000 Each

Don’t let the naysayers deter you. A career in the arts can pay off.In fact, Nikon is investing in budding photographers before they even get their careers off the ground. The corporation known for...

What is a Hostel? How I Bunked With Eight Strangers to Save Money

When I landed in Florida, I had about $500 to my name.It was the summer after I graduated from college, and I had moved to Miami on a whim. I had a job lined-up...

Save Money on Movies and More with These Free Library Apps

When I first read J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, I dreamed of visiting the magical Hogwarts library. (Yeah, I’m a book nerd.) After working in a real library for four years, I’ve realized we...

Here’s the Skinny on These Life-Preserving Acts

For two months, Timothy Moore couldn’t drive with a passenger in the front seat of his Toyota Yaris. He was forced to awkwardly ask his passengers to climb into the back seat of the...

How to Live Abroad in Spain for a Month and Spend Just $3,000

I just spent a month in Barcelona, Spain, for less than $3,000. That’s including airfare, lodging, all my food… everything.And in case you’re wondering, I didn’t take it easy. I saw a €41.50 flamenco...

Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget in 6 Simple Steps

New Year’s Eve seems like such a perfect opportunity to go out on the town. The only problem? Everyone else has the same idea.So, thanks to the law of supply and demand, most bars...

Want to Get Away? Check Out These Cheap Travel Options for 2018

Face it: 2017 has been a bit of a drag. We got hit by three major hurricanes, we can barely afford rent anywhere in the U.S. and to put a cherry on top of...

Section 8 Housing Will Soon Be Less Restrictive in Some Areas

Low-income families in 23 metro areas across the country will have better chances at finding housing in more affluent neighborhoods in the new year, thanks to a recent federal court ruling.According to the Washington...

Win the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway and Score a House, Car and Cash

Photo courtesy of HGTV/Scripps Networks Interactive What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won...

Make These Holiday Crafts With Your Kids — All for Under $6!

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New UCLA Law School Scholarship Endowment Honors Chris Cornell

To fans of the late, great Chris Cornell, the music from Soundgarden is the gift that keeps on giving. But now, a coalition led by the famous frontman’s wife, Vicky Cornell, has offered up...

These Popsicle Stick Ornaments are Cheap and Fun to Make

Heather Comparetto/The Penny Hoarder As the holidays get closer, it’s fairly normal to start freaking...

Zillow Predicts These Home Decor Trends Will Rule in 2018

Well, it’s almost 2018, which means it’s finally time to leave this dumpster fire of a year behind and look forward to new beginnings.For you, that could mean starting a family, seeking new career...

Buy a 2017 Model When 2018 Cars May Not Be Much of an Upgrade

Buying a used car makes a lot of sense financially. But let’s face it — sometimes we just want something shiny and brand new.But if you’re in the market for a new car, you...

9 DIY Stocking Stuffers Your Loved Ones Will Actually Use

Listen: I love Christmas. The twinkly lights, the delicious food, the music that’s so rife with nostalgia — I love it all. But what I don’t love is the rehab I have to put...

How I Used the 4-Gift Rule to Save Money This Christmas

Those of us who have planned princess-worthy tea parties for a daughter’s first birthday understand the value of a theme. But I might be one of the few who believe a theme can save...

Kids of All Ages Can Make These DIY Felt Christmas Tree Crafts

Photo courtesy of Catherine Hiles With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking...

25 Best Cities for Families You Can Actually Afford to Live In

There comes a time in everybody’s life when they need to start thinking more about diapers than dive bars.Believe me, I’m getting there.I don’t even have kids and I recently caught myself shaking my...

Use Your Streaming Services to Watch Christmas Movies for Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? It’s time for sleigh rides and dinners and family and caroling and baking and fires and tree decorating and stockings and Santa pictures and gingerbread...

How to Deck Your Halls With Dollar Store Christmas Decorations

Penny Hoarder writer Kelly Smith decorated her Tampa, Fla., apartment for Christmas for under $25. Sharon Steinmann / The Penny Hoarder ...

The Obamacare Deadline is Looming. Here’s How to Sign Up

There’s a major deadline looming at midnight tonight — and no, we’re not talking about holiday shipping cutoffs.Dec. 15 is your last chance to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act,...

Here Are the 17 Best Cheap Toys for Christmas

Though the holidays are pegged as a time of joy and celebration, they can be a major source of financial stress — especially for parents. The National Retail Federation projects the average consumer will...

Moving to a New City? Here’s How to Explore Without Overspending

Pauline Bourque, of Montreal, Canada, looks at the building architecture on Central Avenue during a walking tour in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 7, 2017. The tour costs $10 and it can be...

100 Free Gift Ideas Your Friends and Family Will Actually Want

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. The holidays get expensive fast....

Gender Transition Still Comes at a Staggeringly Price in 2017

What I need to take: Clothes TV/PS4/Games/Computer/Roku Meds Toiletries Iron & Ironing Board NutriBullet, slow cooker, egg slicer, salad spinner, bundt cake pan 9X13 with lid, TupperwareKyle Hollingsworth stares at the whiteboard. His eyes...

4 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas You Can Make With the Kids

Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder ‘Tis the season for all things crafty.Whether it’s making homemade ornaments...

3 Airlines Will Reward You for Wearing an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Flying during the holidays can be stressful.The huge crowds and super long TSA lines will almost make you just wish you’d stayed home and hosted at your house this year.Luckily, this Friday, a few...

Expedia’s New Service Offers More Transparency About Airline Fees

Don’t you hate it when you think you’ve found a steal of a deal on a flight only to realize later the reason it was priced so low is because you got the worst...

5 Easy Ways to Use the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home

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What Bartenders Want You to Know About How to Order at a Bar

This one is for all the bartenders out there.All you hop-soaked heroes who brave the hordes of thirsty patrons each night to bring us a little bit of joy in times of celebration or...

6 Ways to Find Affordable Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

spyderskidoo/Getty Images One of the biggest challenges facing freelancers today (aside from landing paying clients)...

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Write a Resume

Hiring practices may have changed a bit in the last few years, but one thing has stayed the same.Resumes are a must during a job hunt.Many new grads worry their resume isn’t any good...

Car Resale Value and How it Affects Your Next Car Purchase

When buying a new car, should you consider the resale value?It’s an important question to ask yourself as you research and shop for your next car. After all, you’re presumably going to sell or...
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