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Ways to Save When the Weather is Warm

August 1, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

When the weather is warm, it seems that everyone is looking for inexpensive ways to have fun. No matter where you live, there are many great things to do and see locally, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on around your neighborhood. To cut back on costs... Continue reading »

Planning for Your Next Vacation May Take a Little Preparation at the Office

July 23, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

It’s summertime and like most Americans, I’ve had vacation on the brain lately. This steamy summer heat has me longing for a relaxing week on a remote beach with a book in hand and the surf at my toes. But like many hardworking individuals, leaving the workplace takes weeks of... Continue reading »

To Do: Be Free of Credit Card Debt

July 11, 2012 - Alisha M. - 0 comments

If you’re overwhelmed by credit card debt, I know exactly how you feel. I moved to the DC area with my husband about five years ago with so few possessions that everything we owned fit into a Jeep Liberty. We had just returned from serving in the Peace Corps, decided we wanted... Continue reading »

When Searching for an Internship, Use Your Resources

June 22, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

Long gone are the days of summers spent frolicking through the sprinklers or chasing down the ice cream truck, if you’re a college student focused on finding a summer internship. While sometimes unpaid, internships are a great way to gain experience in your chosen field of... Continue reading »

To Rent or Buy? That is the Question

May 25, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

As a young professional and new resident in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the U.S., I find myself constantly in a nomadic state of apartment hunting. My lease is up in August, so I have begun the seemingly endless hunt for a one-bedroom apartment or condo within my... Continue reading »

Choosing a College Education Savings Plan Part One: 529 Plans

May 17, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

My husband and I have thought of many different ways to save for our baby’s education and when we started researching, we had many questions: Do we open a regular savings account that accrues minimal interest? Could we just put money away in a long-term certificate of deposit?... Continue reading »

Baby Makes Three

April 30, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

As young professionals with a new baby, my husband and I have had to make many adjustments in the past few months since our son was born, and more recently, since I‘ve returned to work full-time. Let me be the first to say that babies are a wonderful blessing. They’re cute,... Continue reading »

Saving for Retirement: Don’t Procrastinate; Automate

April 4, 2012 - Laura - 0 comments

Do you hear yourself saying, "I have plenty of time to save" or "I can do it later…"? Well, that's the voice of procrastination, a persistent, relentless pest that can easily steal time and money from you.  One of the easiest ways to start saving both time and money is by... Continue reading »