Which Is The Scariest: Zombies, Monsters, Or Student Loans? [COMIC]

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For many, Halloween is the scariest day of the year. However, for many recent college grads, it’s not today they’re worried about—it’s what comes after today.

November marks the end of many student loan borrowers’ grace periods. So, indulge in candy and horror flicks today to celebrate/ease your sorrows. However, remember that those things can lead to nightmares—though those may be less frightening than what awaits you when you wake up tomorrow.

In our latest comic, scary dreams and scary reality have unfortunately come together. Check it out … if you dare!…

How To Find The Right Budgeting Software For You

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Since I run my own business, I need an easy way to track my spending and expenses. But even if you’re not an entrepreneur, you should still know where your money is going. Budgeting software is a great way to do this.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve hunted for the best options around. And after trying just about every free, low-cost, or professional service out there, I created this little guide. It should help you save time—and, in some cases, money—in your software search.…

4 Tips For Buying A Used Car

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After moving off campus, my son quickly got tired of begging for rides to do his laundry and grocery shopping. (Riding his bike in 6 inches of snow got a little old as well.)

So, we recently sold him one of our family’s cars. And while I received a lovely road trip out of the transaction, I also got to endure something much less enjoyable: the tedious process of buying another used car.…

You Can Learn A Lot At Community College From Your Classmates

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The following might come off as a little ignorant, but I want to be honest.

Like many high schoolers, I was naïve and seemingly always spent my time with people like myself: middle class, similar age, similar beliefs. As a result, I didn’t realize all the different ways you can look at things.

Colleges naturally pull together people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. However, I didn’t realize how true this was for community colleges, where “non-traditional” students are the norm. Interacting with these people—with their different ages, religions, and cultures—has been my most valuable college experience yet.…

How Halloween Taught Me To Be Money Savvy

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I was recently in the costume section of a Walmart, picking up some pink leggings for my Piglet costume (my boyfriend is being Winnie the Pooh).

While lost in nostalgic memories of trick-or-treating, a miserable mother next to me broke into a rant about what a “hassle” Halloween is: purchasing costumes, the mess of the pumpkin carving, and cavities, cavities, cavities. I was struck silent.

This is my (slightly delayed) response to that cranky lady: Halloween has taught me some of the most valuable lessons I’ve ever learned about being money savvy. So kindly shush.…