Going out with a group of friends can be great. You sit down to a nice dinner, grab a few cocktails, or maybe head to a bar to watch (insert your favorite sports team). I sure hope they beat (insert rival team). Regardless of where you go, it’s fun to get together. But what happens [...]
Dorm rooms can be so boring. Those drab concrete walls and generic curtains are just waiting for you to come in and add your style. In this series, we’re looking at the coolest dorm room styles, all of which you can score for less than $100. Whether you’re quiet and romantic or outspoken and brassy, [...]
Today is World Car-Free Day, where people of the world get together to use their legs and get everywhere they can without a car. Besides the great health benefits of walking, reducing car usage can also save you money on transportation and travel costs, while also being better for the environment.
DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I’m a little concerned about my parents. They’re getting on in age, and I worry that they haven’t prepared for their later years. They aren’t savvy with computers or technology, so I want to make sure that they are getting information from trustworthy sources. Do you have any recommendations? -Concerned Adult [...]
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 [...]
We all know college isn’t cheap. From the cost of annual tuition and books to small expenses like dorm decor or a night out with friends, it can add up quickly. As a college freshman, your student ID is one of the most important (and lucrative) things to have on you at all times. Not [...]
Coffee fuels many people’s workdays, but isn’t always cheap. In this infographic we examine some coffee spending statistics, and do a little math to compare the costs of home-brewing vs. buying at the coffee shop. Which method is really more cost-effective? Let’s find out…