J Johnson

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My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

Lost Your Debit Card? 5 Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Money

Your debit card is one of the centers of your financial life. It gives you access to the cash in your checking account, which is the money hub for …

Savings Account vs. Money Market Account: Which Is Better?

Savings accounts and money market accounts are options if you’re looking for a safe deposit account to grow your money.<p>Both types of accounts can …

Personal Finance

Best Credit Unions for Personal Loans in 2018

When you need a personal loan, the sheer variety of options can be overwhelming. Banks are an obvious choice but you could go online to get a loan. …

Personal Finance

How Much Should Keep in an Emergency Fund?

Dealing with an emergency, such as losing your job or unexpected car repair, is stressful enough.<p>It’s even worse when you don’t have enough money to …

Personal Finance

50 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Follow

Start by spending less than you earn every month.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that</i> …

Personal Finance

Here's why you should use a credit card instead of a debit card

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Personal Finance

Cord-Cutters Are Ditching Cable TV For Streaming Faster Than Ever Before

The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 …

12 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

Many people save cash by opting for the lower-storage model when they buy a new Android smartphone or tablet. Manufacturers tend to overcharge for …

Why saving even just $1 a day is worthwhile

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>Saving tips for the cash-strapped</b><br>If you're living paycheck …

The Average American's Credit Score -- and How to Maximize Yours

I won't keep you in suspense: The average American's FICO credit score is an even 700 as of the latest FICO Score High Achieversstudy. No great surprise there-- it's a respectable, but not excellent, score. What's surprising is that the credit behaviors of people with the highest scores are almost …

The First 4 Things You Should Do With Every Paycheck

How to Make the Most of Your First Job Paycheck<p>The First 4 Things You Should Do With Every Paycheck<p>Updated February 15, 2018<p>Getting that first job …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

Here’s how to request a show or movie on Netflix because this is something you need to know

Planning for an epic binge watching sesh this weekend, but can’t seem to locate your favorite 90’s classic rom-com on <i>Netflix</i>? Don’t fret! We’ve got …

23 Of The Best Places To Go On A First Date In New York

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Every DC Animated Original Movie Ranked From Worst to First

Has any one person meant as much to the DC Universe over the past 25 years than Bruce Timm? When the animator and TV producer co-created <i>Batman: The</i> …

How to back up your Android phone

Phones are getting better at automatically backing up data, but unfortunately there’s always the possibility that you’ll lose your phone or drop it in water and lose everything. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to backup that data, ensuring that even if something does happen to your phone, you …

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