How to Volunteer Virtually

For those who are willing and able to give back, volunteering for various good causes can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. While the idea of volunteering conjures images of outdoor activities and large crowds, ...

Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

The Right Way to Take Out College Loans

College loans seem like a boon for students seeking higher education, but all too often, they can become a burden. According to the nonprofit group American Student Assistance, 56 percent of young adults suffer from near-constant ...

3 Delicious Recipes You Can Make with Leftovers

Instead of microwaving your leftovers to consume the same meal ad nauseam, you can transform already-cooked food into ingredients for new meals. Here are some recipe ideas. Turn mashed potatoes into soup A tub of plain mashed ...

Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may ...

Easy, Reliable Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side

You’ve likely heard the term side hustle quite a bit of late. Having an additional gig or two outside of your regular 9-to-5 job is becoming more common, and it’s never been easier than it is in 2020. Whether you want to help ...

Financial Resources for Farmers

There is no question that farmers are essential workers. Without their dedication to the land, hard work and ingenuity, Americans would have little or no access to the food they need to sustain their health. Operating a 24/7 enterprise, ...

Unique Gadgets to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Spend less time in the kitchen and maximize the fun of whipping up new recipes when you invest in these nine cool gadgets. Immersion blender If you ever need to mix hot soups or purees but don’t feel like pouring it into a blender ...

Controlling Holiday Spending

While the spirit of the season can fill your heart with joy, it can also quickly empty your wallet. There are ways to enjoy the holidays and give to others (and to yourself) without exceeding your financial limits. The following ...

Should You Take a Gap Year or go to College Right Away?

If you or a loved one are nearing the end of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. ...