Erika Rourke

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This 10-Step Money Cleanse Will Have You Saving Money Like a Pro

Among life goals like foam rolling regularly after workouts, learning to love being single, or landing your first job as a manager, saving more money is a priority for a lot of us. We talked with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of The Fiscal Femme to put together the perfect 10-step money cleanse that’ll …

7 Easy Ways to Start Saving for Retirement in Your 20s

Making a long-term financial plan is super difficult when you’re still trying to work out how your paycheck can cover rent, bills, <i>and</i> paying off your hefty student loan. That’s why it didn’t really surprise us to learn that more than half of millennials think a secure retirement is beyond reach, …

Retirement

8 Things You NEED to Know About Money Before You Turn 30

Turning the big 3-0 can come with a bunch of unwanted social pressures, whether it’s questions about when you’ll tie the knot, landing your dream job (and finding work bliss) or even the amount of cash you’ve been able to bank. Though it’s pretty tough to control exactly how your love life or …

10 Podcasts That Will Make Managing Money a Breeze

Cashing in our first adult paycheck, buying our first car — becoming an adult means it’s time to put away our adorable childhood piggy banks and make the switch to an <i>actual</i> bank-approved savings plan. But just because we know we should be starting to manage our finances better (and resist those 2am …

This Handy Chart FINALLY Explains How to Invest Your Cash

Building an emergency fund according to the 3-6-9 rule, contributing to your 401(k) at work, paying down college debt… getting your head around all of the money stuff you NEED to know (and actually understand) to create a solid financial future can be seriously overwhelming. Adulting is truly …

Retirement

5 Bad Money Habits and How to Break Them

Everyone is guilty of a bad habit or two. But when it comes to behavior that hurts your finances — from overspending to procrastinating about paying bills — it’s important to break those bad money habits before they break you. Here are some common bad habits and tips to take control of your …

Personal Finance

5 Smart Things You Can Do for Your Financial Future Right Now

Money matters can be so overwhelming. Between paying off student loans, learning how to budget in order to actually save money, poring over that millennial tax guide and even trying to get a handle on things like your 401k, there’s a lot of info floating around out there. To streamline the convo …

This Amazing Budget Trick Will Help You Actually Save Money

There are a ton of techy ways to spend smarter, but even though they’re designed to make budgeting easier for everyone, sometimes millennials still feel like they’re just trying to avoid going totally broke. That’s why we were so excited when we stumbled across an awesome budgeting template that’s …

Personal Finance

A New Study Reveals 3 Basic Financial Questions Most Millennials Can’t Answer

Millenials. They’re doing a great job about being assertive about what they expect in the workplace. But dealing with their finances? Not so much. Blame the ease of online banking or the fact that we grew up in the midst of the Great Recession, but one thing is for sure: money is not typically our …

The Most Popular Financial New Year’s Resolutions + Apps to Help You Stick to Them

When it comes time to sit down and write out a list of those resolutions, there are a few general themes that tend to emerge — fitness, travel and money being three of the most popular. Because who doesn’t want to envision a future where they’re rolling in piles of cash? But like everyone knows all …

Robinhood and the Easy Money Apps

The ability for remote laborers to transfer cash to each other by texting a few digits on a dumb phone is transforming entire economies in emerging …

Apps

This App Tricks You Into Saving Money

Oh, the elusive savings account. We all have one, but many of them sit gathering pennies and cobwebs rather than stacks of Benjamins. If only there was a way to save money without feeling like we have to take extreme measures by doing things like skipping meals or not going out with friends ever …

3 Ways Whipping Your Finances Into Shape Is Just Like Getting Physically Fit

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Blood, sweat and tears. O.K., maybe not the first part, but for anyone who’s made it a goal to get in shape, these words can often come into play when you’re kicking off a new exercise regimen.<p>But what about if you’ve made it your goal to finally get your</i> …

5 investing secrets of the wealthy

Just because you can't afford the lifestyle of the super rich doesn't mean you can't invest like them.<p>"Money doesn't guarantee you are a better investor than someone with less money," says Mindy Rosenthal, president of the Institute for Private Investors, which provides wealth management education …

10 Smart New Uses for Your Old iPhone

Don't let it take up space in a landfill or gather dust in a desk drawer. With a few free or cheap apps, you can give your old iPhone a second …

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