February is here and that can only mean one thing for lovebirds across the country... Valentine's Day is near! A major problem with Valentine's Day is that people can get so caught up in the hype that they make bad decisions with their money. But I'm here to tell you, that you don't have to spend tons of money on Valentine's Day to show your loved ones that you … [Read more...] about Show Your Wallet Some Love on Valentine’s Day
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
We all need to save, but the reality is that many of us do not. Roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate. So how can we stop this? Well there are tons of ways to start saving your money. Here are just a few tips on how to start saving for a rainy day... Save … [Read more...] about Saving For a Rainy Day…
The holidays are quickly approaching, and we all know what that means. Delicious food. Festive lights. Cheerful music. An empty wallet. With all of the shopping, decorating and eating, the money supply over the holidays definitely takes a plummet. With the abundance of sales and promotions and the spirit of giving, we find ourselves casually dropping cash … [Read more...] about Saving for the Holidays
For a lot of college students, getting around on four wheels is the norm. It's easy to drive to the grocery store when you run out of milk, or bread. It's easy to drive to the mall when you need to buy some new clothes. It's easy to get home to St. Louis, or Kansas City, or wherever home might be. For many other college students, these things are quite the luxury. As … [Read more...] about All Aboard the Shoelace Express!