Tips for Next-Level Recycling

April 14, 2014 0 Comments

There are creative ways to decrease your waste that aren’t daunting tasks, and most don’t even require changing your lifestyle.  Let’s all celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by embracing new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Recycle Electronics for Gift Cards

Target teamed up with NextWorth and began a movement towards recycling used electronics such as cell phones, laptops, and video games for Target gift cards.  To find out . . . Continue Reading »


Fun and Affordable Summer Vacations

April 7, 2014 0 Comments

Summer is just around the corner, meaning it will soon be time to soak up some rays, relax, and spend quality time with family and friends outdoors.  Taking a summer vacation doesn’t have to be expensive or even mean traveling to faraway places.  This year, save money and plan an affordable summer vacation by exploring your own city, going camping, or turning your home into paradise.

Go Camping

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Personal Finance in Schools

April 1, 2014 0 Comments

As students graduate from high school, many find that they are not properly equipped to manage personal finances, such as balancing a checkbook or managing a credit card. Currently, most U.S. states are not required to teach students personal finance. A debate over mandatory personal finance curriculum in schools, and how the subject should be taught has been brewing for the past decade.

Surveys show high school students and most . . . Continue Reading »


Guide to Lucrative College Degrees

March 31, 2014 0 Comments

What do you want to be when you grow up?  The decisions you make in college can go a long way in paving your way towards your career goals.  Of course, you might not know what exactly you “want to be” in five years, but you do know that you want to be financially secure, especially if you incur student loan debt. We’ve put together some of the most lucrative . . . Continue Reading »


The Road-trippers Guide to Southern BBQ

March 27, 2014 0 Comments

Nearly every state in the South likes to claim that they have the best BBQ. If you’re visiting any of these southern states, you typically have to take their word for it. But what if you could embark on a trip to visit all of the top Southern BBQ spots to decide which state deserves the title of “King of the Pit?” Our experts have taken two slices of Americana   . . . Continue Reading »


New or Used Car: What Is the Right Decision for You?

March 17, 2014 0 Comments

Buying a new or used car requires much consideration. There are pros and cons to both purchases, as well as consideration of what aspects of car ownership are most important to you. Use these tips to ensure that you don’t end up suffering from buyer’s remorse over a big purchase.

Buying a New Car

First, we’ll examine the new car option. Some of the obvious advantages to a purchasing a . . . Continue Reading »


2014 Tax Season: What You Need to Know

March 6, 2014 0 Comments

The IRS Tax Day filing deadline for 2014 is Tuesday, April 15.  Filing your individual income tax return can be intimidating, even for those who have filed before. So, we put together some tips and frequently asked questions along with the answers you need to help you get through another tax season.

Do I Have to File?

Whether or not you need to file your taxes is pretty straightforward – . . . Continue Reading »


Texas Independence Day Celebrations

February 24, 2014 1 Comment

Texas Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, which resulted in Texas breaking away from Mexico to become the Republic of Texas. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836. Though the declaration was signed in March, it wasn’t until April 21, 1836 when the final battle of the Texas Revolution was fought known as the Battle of San Jacinto.

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Saving Money When You’re Underemployed/Unemployed

February 17, 2014 0 Comments

Everyone wants to save money, but when you’re underemployed, or worse, unemployed, you need to trim costs however possible. Times can be tough and sometimes that calls for extreme measures in order to keep your expenses low.

The Basics

Everyone needs a place to live, so you may want to consider getting a roommate. Find out if a friend needs a place to crash in the short-term to help shore . . . Continue Reading »


The Financial Impact of the Olympics

February 13, 2014 0 Comments

The Olympics hasn’t always been how we know it today. Our modern version was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which began in Olympia, Greece beginning in 776 BC. The origins of the Olympics are unknown, but a favorite myth is that the legendary Heracles and his father Zeus were the progenitors of the Games. The first Olympic Stadium was built by Heracles as an honor to Zeus.

Since its . . . Continue Reading »


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