The back-to-school season is not only a hectic time of year, but also an expensive one that should be budgeted for. Between buying school supplies, new clothing or school uniforms, and planning healthy and affordable lunches, the costs of sending your child to school can certainly add up quickly. Now that school is in full [...]
It’s late at night, and all you want is something cheesy, gooey, and bad for you. Though you may instinctively order a whole pizza, or a massive calzone, there are other options that will be easier on your wallet and a little bit kinder to your caloric intake. Using just a microwave, you can make [...]
We are all very aware of the times of year when we need to do some spending. The holiday season, of course, comes to mind. But what about all the other events throughout the year that you don’t typically plan ahead for? Your friend’s Halloween party? Your parents summer cookout? Birthdays? Weddings? The list goes [...]
By now, you’re probably settled into your new dorm room, but aren’t sure how to make it your own. We’ve come up with a fantastic unisex decor that is useful in its design while also stylish and modern in its look. You’ll be excited to invite friends to visit and hang out in this room!
It’s just about time for the fall semester to begin, and a number of students are heading off to college for the first time. For many of these students, financial education is something that was not a priority. It’s never too late to learn about budgeting and credit card debt, however. We’ve put together a list of [...]
DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I am recently divorced after ten years of marriage. We luckily do not have children, and though the split was amicable, I am realizing that being single is a lot scarier than I thought it would be. We got married so young (at 22) that I never had to live on [...]
Shopping online has come a long way since the launch of Amazon and eBay. Now, almost all of your favorite stores are online. It makes sense – retailers and manufacturers can put whatever’s in their warehouses online, and often, you’ll find a better clearance section on the web. But did you know that even the [...]
Every person uses their mobile data differently. The majority of us use it on our smartphones on our commutes or in the office, listening to music or checking email. But we don’t actually realize how much data we use with each activity. Choosing the right data plan for you depends on what you use your [...]
Today, Medicare turns 49 years old. The most popular social program, it provides those 65 and over access to comprehensive medical care. Medicare also covers those with disabilities and specific medical conditions.