"I Make $200 A Night": People Are Revealing How They Earn Extra Cash On The Side, And I Never Would Have Thought Of A Lot Of These
"It’s simple enough and has plenty of downtime during which I can do other things. This brings in anywhere from $700 to $1,100 a month."
"My Payment Is Down To $0": Americans Are Signing Up For The New Student Loan Repayment Plan SAVE, And For Some, It's A Huge Relief
"For the first time in my life I feel like paying my student loans is something that isn't going to drown us as a family."
Frugal People Are Sharing Which Money-Saving Tips Actually Work And Which Are A Complete Waste Of Time
"I stopped bothering with coupons a long time ago."
This Woman's Boss Called Her Out For "Not Dressing Like A Lady," And I Just Wanna Know Where He Found The Audacity
"He suddenly commented about how I should learn on how to be like a 'lady' from one of my female colleagues."
"I Make About $500 A Month": People Are Sharing The Surprisingly Lucrative Ways They Earn Extra Cash And Supplement Their Income
"It's an easy $500 — and I have more demand than space available."
"This Is The Time To Look For A Job": Here's Why Recruiters Are Saying The "September Surge" Is Coming
"The first week of September after Labor Day up until about Halloween is one of the best times to look for work."
I'm Obsessed With Too Good To Go, The Food-Waste Eliminating App. Here's How I'm Making The Most Of It And Saving Money
Basically, the app partners with local restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops to sell you "surprise bags" that are day's-end leftovers. You're getting a heap of food for a fraction of the price, and each bag usually goes for about $5 to $8.
"Pay Secrecy Contributes To Pay Gaps": This Woman Has Interviewed 500 People About Their Salaries, And Her Takeaways From It Are So Important
"I realized how pay secrecy significantly contributes to pay gaps that marginalize women, minorities, workers with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. I came up with the idea to ask complete strangers on the street how much they make, and Salary Transparent Street was born."
The average cost of public tuition in Mississippi is around $28k while California public tuition sits around $43k for all four years.
We want to know what it's really like in the housing market right now.
Frugal People Are Revealing The Must-Have Items That Save Them So Much Money They Basically Pay For Themselves
"I cut my food waste by at least half when I got one of those."
"I"m in my mid-40s, and my first apartment was a two-bedroom, one-bath for $650. At the beach. In Southern California. In the late '90s. I had one roommate. We both worked mall retail. It was a different time."
Everyone Seems To Be Talking About "Lazy Girl Jobs" Right Now, But A Lot Of What They're Saying Is Wrong
So what exactly is a "lazy girl job"? Allow me to explain...
This Woman Posted Her Salary For Every Job She's Ever Had On LinkedIn To Make A Point About Salary Transparency
"Salary transparency might feel like a taboo topic, but companies are already talking about our salaries behind closed doors. Let's continue that conversation with the doors open so everyone can participate."
This Woman’s Boyfriend Wants To Put Her On A “Payment Plan” So She Can Pay Back What He’s Spent On Her During Their 18-Month Relationship
"My boyfriend and I have been together for 18 months and are generally happy. There’s just one issue that keeps coming up: our finances. He has expensive taste and likes for us to do things that are often way out of my budget. He recently suggested that once I graduate and am earning a full-time salary, we will need to set up a payment plan for me to eventually pay him back everything he's spent on me since we first got together."
Oh, to be Carrie Bradshaw and pay $700 for a New York City brownstone in the '90s.
"Everyone is struggling right now, and this renewed payment will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back."
People Are Choosing Staycations This Summer Because Everything Is Expensive, So I've Ranked The 6 Best Ideas
A whopping 62% of Americans aren't traveling this year due to inflation, and honestly, same.
"The chatty self-proclaimed expert knows nothing. The one Gen X'er that doesn't talk to anyone, ever, unless absolutely required — they know everything."
23 People Disclosed How Much Debt They Carry And How They're Handling It, And I Love The Transparency
"When I finished graduate school more than a decade ago, my student loan balance was $82,000. After all those years of payments totaling more than $60,000, I can now proudly say that my balance is...$76,000."
This Woman Shared Her Credit Score On Hinge As An Experiment, And The Reactions Are Pretty Surprising
"Added my credit score to my Hinge profile and here's how it went."
People Are Sharing Their Summer Side Hustles, And Honestly, Some Of These Gigs Are So Incredibly Easy
"My husband and I just got hired at our local water park. We will be working around our full-time jobs but are excited to do so to earn some extra cash and receive free park admission for us and our son!"
"This is the easiest way to prepare for interviews, and it will work for every single job."
Cottage Cheese, WaterTok, And Other 2023 Food Trends That This TikToker Says Are Red Flags That We're In A Recession
"If that doesn't signify an impending recession, I don't know what could."
"At Least I'm Saving Some Money": This Woman's Wishlist Project Is Turning Her Urge To Splurge Into Art
"I am taking myself through the entire journey of desiring something, researching it on Google, skimming through user reviews, finding the best deals and even picking colors, ending in adding the product to an imaginary cart. By embedding the product in my journal I get to feel that it is mine."
This is a shame-free zone.
Do you actually believe the brand name tastes better than the generic? Um...sorry to disappoint, but they're all manufactured from the same production line as that recognizable national brand you've been paying a premium for.
Working Moms Are Revealing Exactly What They Spend For Monthly Childcare, And The Costs Have Broken My Brain
"I’m currently pregnant with twins and have a toddler. Once the twins start daycare, it will cost us $8,000 a month. It is physically painful to type that out."
"It Is Stupid Expensive Brand New": Frugal People Are Revealing The Everyday Items That They Only Buy Second Hand
"I have gotten incredibly good deals on them from people who were moving or downsizing. They have typically not been used much so I have never had serious issues with them."
"Just Because It Didn't Cost Money Doesn't Mean You Saved": People Are Calling Out Common Money-Saving Tips That Don't Really Work
"So then the question is, How much time am I willing to give up to save $2?"
The new account offers a 4.15% APY, a rate well beyond what you can get at most banks.
Closing out student loans should only have a minor impact on your credit score, but it can be more noticeable if you don’t have a good mix of other credit accounts, experts said.
Rising gas prices and inflation in my grocery budget left me with a spending plan that was way out of touch with reality and no money left over to put toward emergencies.
These 7 Well-Paying Jobs Actually Don't Require A College Degree, And I Never Would Have Thought Of Them
Some of these jobs I definitely did not expect to see on this list.
"Let's talk about the way TikTok has skewed our idea of what normal and average consumption habits look like."
The Creators Of A Viral Alpha Male Finance Podcast Parody Sketch Said They’re Mocking Influencers For Sharing Unrealistic Advice
“I see these clips and I'm like, these are people who have never been financially unstable,” one of the sketch creators told BuzzFeed News.
These 17 Canadian Salaries And The Hobbies People Are Affording With Them Have Helped Me Realise What I Can Do With A Good Budget
Affording hobbies is great. Having the time for hobbies would be even better.
Are people actually sick of buying stuff?
"Looks Like Our Girl Costs Us Greater Than $500 Per Month": Pet Parents Are Sharing Just How Much They Really Spend On Their Fur Baby
"My family asks why I don’t get a second dog for company for my dog...I’d need a second salary."
This Career Coach Says You Can Lie About These 5 Things In A Job Interview — But Don't Go All George Santos With It
"There are times when what you want to say, like, 'my boss is a jerk' or 'I hate my job,' isn’t going to serve you. You won’t make a good impression, and it certainly won’t land you the job."
"You Won't Believe How Many Employers Knowingly Break The Law": A Lawyer Shared Common Things Companies Do That Are 100% Illegal
"I sue companies for wrongful termination, for discrimination, and retaliation, and I will never be out of a job because they won't quit doing it. Here are the most common violations of labor laws I see by all companies, no matter what size."
This “Camera Eye Line Hack” Is So Helpful For Anyone Who Has An Important Zoom Presentation Or Interview Coming Up
"It's an easy and inexpensive way to keep your eyes focused in the right place — instead of looking down or at yourself on the screen."
"It's The Most Common Mistake I See": 18 Expert Tips For Making Your Résumé Look Better, No Matter What You're Applying For
"It's the biggest thing that can absolutely uplevel your résumé."
"Lifestyle Creep" Is All Over The Internet Right Now — Here's Why, And What It Means For Your Wallet
"What I've found that most happens with lifestyle creep is you start living the way that you deserve to live."
Wednesday Addams probably hides her emergency fund under the floorboards in a coffin.
I Asked A Financial Therapist For Tips On Managing Money With ADHD, And Her Advice Is Genuinely Helpful
If an ADHD diagnosis has you reevaluating your money strategy, you're not alone.
"I Was Buying Things I'd Never Normally Splurge On": People Are Sharing Their Buy Now, Pay Later Regrets
"It’s so easy to get caught up in those payment forms. You see payments of $20 and think you can do that. Next thing you know, you owe $600 to various stores because the payments seem easy at the time."
New year, new you. 💰
"This is not a ‘dream job.’ This is not ‘a great culture.’ This is not ‘great benefits and perks.’ This is the baseline that every single person deserves in exchange for spending half of their waking hours at work."
People Are Sharing The Adult Advice That Made A Real Difference For Them And Gosh Did This Come At A Great Time For Me
"Remember: there is more proof of your success than your failures."
This Viral Video Explains Why You Should Be Worried About Making Content About Your Work, And It's Actually More Complicated Than You Think
"In some cases, you might not even know that you've done something wrong until it's too late."
"My ex racked up charges on my credit card and dwindled my savings account. I now have a little over $10,000 in credit card debt. I hate asking anyone about it because I immediately get, 'Why would you ever let him spend all your money?' So yeah, any advice would be much appreciated."
"This Is Really How We're Going To Start Getting Ahead": This Woman's Story About How She Doubled Her Salary Is Very Eye-Opening
"I don't know what possessed me, because normally, I think I would have felt really uncomfortable asking this, but I asked her if she'd be comfortable sharing what the pay on her new job has been."
It seems so easy, but buy now pay later has some serious hidden drawbacks.
Time to spill the tea and dish out some tips.
Before You Fill Out A Long Application For Nothing, Here's How To Tell If You're Looking At A "Ghost Job"
"It can give you a better idea on if the job posting that you're seeing is one that is actually going to lead anywhere or if it's just there for show."
"You Don't Owe Them Loyalty": This Gen X CEO Shared Her 3 Big Career Lessons, And As A Millennial, I Approve
"Former CEO here. Here are three things I wish people had told me sooner."
I Just Opened A College Savings Account For My Daughter, And This Is Everything I Learned In The Process
If I'm honest, I didn't get everything I wanted.
People Are Sharing Their Favorite Job Search Tips From 2022, And It's A Must-Read If You Want To Make More Money In 2023
"Before you accept a job, there is usually a time to negotiate salary, and this is a good opportunity to negotiate your job title as well. The same goes for any promotion. Pick a job title that has the highest earning potential."
If "Make More Money" Is One Of Your Resolutions, You're Gonna Wanna Bookmark These 18 Salary Negotiation Tips
"If you're doing an online application where they require a number, you're putting 00 comma 000, because we don't have time for that question."
"Me Realizing Digital Footprint Is Real": This TikToker Lost Out On A Job, So A Cybersecurity Expert Shared Exactly How Companies Find You On Social Media
"When they called for a job interview, they loved me. But when they did a background check, they said they didn't want to hire me any more."
To rent or buy, that is the question.
You've Heard Of "Quiet Quitting," But Now Get Ready For "Shift Shock," The Trend That's Ruining Your New Job
Feel lied to about your new job? It's called shift shock, and it's not you.
"It Helped Me Cut Back Without Feeling Deprived": People Are Revealing The Money-Saving Tip They Swear By, And I Feel Richer Already
"Leave the house less. Literally, every time I leave the house, I spend at least $100."
"I'm TERRIFIED about learning how to manage my money. I have no idea how to prepare myself for the 'real world,' and talking about future finances with anyone feels daunting and scary. Where should I start?"
This Woman Is Recovering From A Shopping Addiction And Sharing Her Process On TikTok, And Her Honesty Is Incredible
"Welcome back to 'What I'm Donating and Why,' a series where I sort through over 500 pounds of clothing that I accumulated with a shopping addiction."
"Our Parents Don't Get How Hard It Is": Millennial Homeowners Are Revealing How They Did It, And I Need To Lie Down For The Next Week
"I blew a disk out in my lower back after working 18–20 hours a day, every day, for three weeks straight. It took about five years to settle a claim through workers' comp — and then I was able to use it to put a down payment on a house."
A little bit of shopping here and there can seem easy with Buy Now, Pay Later — but it can end up biting you in the ass.
"Career Cushioning" Is The Latest Work Trend, And People On LinkedIn Say It Can Help You Recession-Proof Your Paycheck
It completely makes sense why this is taking off...
"I'm Sick Of Giving People Things They Don't Want": 10 Ways To Have A More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Holiday Season
Aren't we all sick of giving each other body lotion and Dollar Store stocking stuffers?
"My Rent Went Up $1,600": 13 Stories That Prove Americans Need To Vote In Support Of Affordable Housing
"You can't 'personal finance' your way out of greedy landlords and depressed wages."
"How To Be An Ally": People With Disabilities And Disability Advocates Are Sharing How We Can Make Work More Inclusive
"Disabled isn't a bad word. We're not differently abled, special needs, disAbled, or any other euphemism that makes you less uncomfortable."
"I Had To Reject The Application": This Recruiter Shared Why "White Wording" Isn't The Résumé Hack People Think It Is
"You will get yourself rejected before you have even had the opportunity to get in front of a manager."
Lots Of Couples Fight About Money, So If You've Broken Up Because Of A Financial Issue, Tell Us What Happened
Managing money in relationships is sooo not easy.
"It's Saved Me $800 This Year So Far": Grocery Shoppers Are Sharing Their Hacks For Saving Money In 2022, And I'm Taking Notes
"I avoid using a cart if it's a short list. Hard to impulse shop if your hands are full."
"I Co-Signed On A Truck For A Boyfriend": People Are Revealing The Costly Mistakes They Regret The Most, And It's Painful
"Tried messing with stocks out of boredom during COVID. Ended up getting into options and getting myself in a hole. Instead of accepting my losses, I continued to make more risky investments, and ended up losing about $20k over the course of eight months."
What To Do If The Men You Date Get Freaked Out By Your Salary, Is It Okay To Ask For A Raise At A New Job, And More Real People's Money Questions Answered
"I am a woman in a power position, and I make about $150K–$200K a year in a creative profession. Most of the men I date make around $50K–$60K, and I become really intimidating to them very early. How can I offset that?"
Everything Is Expensive As Hell — So Tell Us Your Grocery Shopping Hack That Has Actually Saved You Some Money
Prices have gotten too darn high, but we've all gotta eat.
Quiet Quitting Might Be A Hot Trend, But It's Actually Leaving A Lot Of People Out. Here's What We Can Do Instead
Some people are lauding quiet quitting as a great workers’ movement, while others are shaming it as this generation’s "lazy" work ethic. But an entire swath of the population is entirely left out of the movement.
"I never interacted with anyone face-to-face, only text."
"How To Prepare For A Recession": TikTok's Favorite Financial Feminist Shared Her 6 Tips For Getting Ready For Hard Times
"You don't need to be stressed as long as you develop a plan."
Sharing where you went wrong could help someone else.
Time To Drop Kick The Racial Wealth Gap: I'm A Latina, And Here's How I'm Planning To Become A Millionaire
I'm going to put "first gen millionaire" on my business card one day.
A house costs so much more than just the mortgage payment.
Millennial Managers Are Sharing Toxic Things Their Older Bosses Did That They Won't Do To Employees, And I Relate To A Lot Of These
"My biggest one is work-life balance. Whenever I have someone on my team tell me they’re taking a vacation, my first response is, ‘Awesome.’ My older boss would make rude and discouraging comments anytime someone would go on vacation, like, 'Must be nice.’ It was definitely a generational thing, and made us all feel like we were doing something wrong.”
“I Was The Textbook Definition Of A Workaholic”: People Who Went To Therapy For Work-Related Stress Are Sharing The Best Advice Their Therapist Gave Them
"I was a textbook definition of a workaholic. Showed up early, stayed late, worked during off hours. You name it. My stress was killing me. Literally. I passed out at work from the weight of being so invested in my job and the fear of being fired."
"I'm recently engaged and having a hard time wrapping my mind around how to equitably share income and expenses. My partner makes considerably more money than I do. He's a doctor salaried around $600K a year. I work in education and make less than $50K a year. How should we split the bills?"
"Here's How I Make Men Take Me Seriously": TikTok Is Living For This Woman's Tips On Commanding Respect At Work
"Don't ever be afraid to make them uncomfortable because they are never afraid to make you uncomfortable."
Millennial Bosses, What's Something Your Older Managers Did To You That You've Sworn Never To Repeat?
Micromanaging? I don't know her.
"They Doubled In Price": 34 Common Grocery Items That People Say Are Costing Them Way, Way More Than They Used To
"The other day I went to buy a pack of ramen that used to be 25 cents. I hadn’t bought any in a while and almost passed out to see it was now 45 cents. Can I still find 45 cents? Sure, but it just captures the whole problem. Prices didn’t jump; they did an Olympic pole vault."
People Are Sharing Warning Signs That Your Job Is About To Lay People Off, And It's Scary But Good To Know
"During the training for this system, one co-worker said, 'I think this is taking our jobs.' A month later, it did."
"I Needed To Make Sure My Résumé Was Read": This Woman Printed Her Résumé On A Cake And Sent It To Nike, And The Internet Is Divided
"A résumé sits in a stack of hundreds of others. I needed a way to make sure my résumé was read."