To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, we want to feature Alexis Radden, a Missouri State student who is extra creative when it comes to saving money. Alexis is a freshman majoring in Speech Language Pathology and minoring in Art. Alexis keeps busy by involving herself within Cru, being a part of Xi Omicron Iota, and playing for Missouri State's Handball Team. To save … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight: Alexis Radden
Budgeting. Something that everybody "means" to do, but most it seems never actually get around to it. Budgets are not only a way to get out of debt, but also a way to stay out of debt. Budget is a pretty common word that gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word budget is defined as: An amount of money … [Read more...] about How to Make a Budget… and Stick to It!
As college students, we are always on the lookout for ways to save money (Okay, maybe you’re not always on the lookout, but you like saving a few dollars here and there). Real L.I.F.E. decided to help make your search a little bit easier. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite savings, and money management apps, that you can download right now! Gas Buddy Cost: … [Read more...] about 5 Apps That Will Save You Money
Yesterday was Groundhog Day, meaning the beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted whether there would be an early spring, or six more treacherous wintery weeks. Usually Phil isn't quite ready to come out of his hibernation and calls for more winter. But this year a miracle happened. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means we have an early spring! Although … [Read more...] about Spring Time in Springfield
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all of the joy and merriment we have come to expect. This season also brings along the craziness of gift-buying. In all of the craziness it is easy to quickly feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It's easy to fall into Holiday Hypnosis and spend way more than you expected. You don't need a big bank account to show how big your … [Read more...] about Out of Hock for the Holidays