Jenn Peters

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Sallie Krawcheck shares the worst money advice she's heard recently

There is a lot of money advice out there, and it feels like there's even more of it targeted to women these days. That is a great, great thing ... usually. Some of it can be well-meaning, but sadly misguided.<p>Here's what's itching at me:

6 ways to save on your cable bill

It's a great time to be a pay TV (aka cable) consumer. Really. After decades of helplessly paying skyrocketing TV bills (helpless because many …

Pay-TV

The Oregon Coast: The U.S. Road Trip as Beautiful as Highway 1

When it comes to West Coast road trips, California’s Highway 1 often monopolizes the spotlight. But Oregon’s own Highway 101, complete with quiet seaside coves, bustling beach towns, and secluded hideaways, makes for a scenic, sexy drive unlike any other. Down the snaking shoreline from Washington …

Oregon

3 Money Benefits That Come From Marrying Later in Life

Chances are, you'll be much more financially stable.<p>There was a time when getting married in your 30s was considered scandalously late. That attitude …

Build Your Emergency Fund On a Low Income With a Simple Bill Tweak

When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, building up any kind of savings borders on laughable. However, by tweaking the way you pay your bills each …

The One Hack That Will Save You Hundreds While Traveling

Things I hate: Searching for a no-fee ATM, cash-only establishments, and foreign exchange fees. Things I love: Finding a bank that eliminates all of those things.<p>If you're paying ATM charges or penalties for using your debit or credit card while traveling, stop that right now. There are plenty of …

5 real people share the money lessons they wish they'd learned sooner

When it comes to your finances, knowledge really <i>is</i> power. And the more you know—and the sooner you know it—the better equipped you'll be to handle whatever comes your way. Take it from these five, who range in age from 28 to 45 and hail from around the country, who shared key money lessons that …

Montana road trip: 5 essential items for your itinerary

IT DOESN’T MATTER how you make your way across Glacier Country — north to south, east to west, or a bunch of circles and zigzags to make sure you see …

Hiking

Here's the #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's time to start paying attention. Many …

Frugal Living

No Money, No Problem: 17 Free Ways to Boost Your Website's SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>SEO is a popular online marketing strategy, and therefore, competitive, but I’m consistently amazed at how many business owners and marketers opt not to engage in an SEO strategy because of its perceived limitations or drawbacks.<p>One of …

Chicken In Sour Cream Recipe

"This is a family favorite of ours, and I also serve it to company. Serve this delicious chicken recipe along with a salad, rolls, and a …

17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School

Balancing parenting and work can be a challenge, especially if you have young children. With school days ending in the early afternoon, many working …

Frugal Living

How much do I need to save for retirement?

Savings factor: Aim to save at least 1x your income at 30, 3x at 40, 7x at 55, 10x at 67.<p>You know that saving is important. After all, you want to …

Retirement

God Vs. Your Bank Account: Can You Afford To Tithe?

The desire to tithe is the same as the desire to go to church every Sunday, pray when someone needs it and give thanks to God when you’re grateful. For many Christians, tithing is less of an obligation than an opportunity to give back.<p>Unfortunately, the ideal of tithing can bump into a harsh …

Personal Finance

Make a Savings Plan for the Rest of the Year

It's time to talk money #goals.<p>This is the Day 29 challenge in the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more …

How I went from paying $50/month for phone service to FREE!

Free cell phone service has been a subject on the Clark Howard Show for years. But after some early stumbles, I've finally found a free service that …

Frugal Living

9 Awesome Tools To Up Your Instagram Marketing Game

Instagram has come quite a long way in its short life. From being loved as the land of sepia selfies and delicious foodie pics, Instagram is now a …

Internet Marketing

Fly a Private Jet for the Price of Commercial—and Other Hot Travel Tips

How to enjoy the perks of private-jet travel for the cost of flying commercial, sail to Cuba and commandeer heavy equipment (just for kicks)<p>By<p>Barbara S. Peterson and Ryan Haase<p>The Deals | Chartered Territories<p>One perk of flying on a private plane: departing from a special terminal, free of noisy …

San Francisco

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids... but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. …

How to Use Pinterest as a Marketing Tool [Infographic]

Posted at 08:40h in Social Media by Dana Kilroy<p>By Marco Mijatovic<p>“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so the saying goes, and we certainly can’t …

Infographics

40 ways to save money on the costs you pay every month

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out ways to spend less money — and one of the best ways to accomplish that is to cut down on your monthly expenses.<p>Even though some of our regular bills might seem small and insignificant on their own, their cumulative effect can be …

U.S. Road Trip: 50 States 50 National Parks

<b>In 2015 I took a 10 month solo road trip through all 50 states and to every national park in the lower 48, and what a long strange trip it was.</b><p>Exotic travel, especially among millennials, has become an increasingly romanticized "life-experience" milestone, and for a good reason, no doubt. Who …

How to Make Homemade Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>I love movie theater popcorn. …

Popcorn

How to Use Twitter Analytics to Improve Your Engagement

Do you need better results from your Twitter marketing? Want to use Twitter Analytics to guide your efforts? The data in Twitter Analytics reports …

Analytics

How to take a private jet from LA to SF for only $109

Flying private is a pipe dream for many travelers — a pipe dream that now has a chance of coming true.<p>For those that don't mind a private flight …

5 Money Habits That Will Help You Take Your Dream Vacation

Daydream about taking a much-needed vacation but feel like you can't afford it? These five money habits will not only land you on the beach—they'll also set you up to hit any financial goal that comes your way.<p><b>Start A Vacation Fund:</b> Experts say the best way to start saving is to set up a new online …

Genius 3-Minute, All-Crispy Hash Browns from Josh Ozersky

In 2011, four years before his untimely death, Josh Ozersky hit reply to one of our early Food52 newsletters. "If you guys need a genius recipe sometime, I have a really great one for hash browns."<p>His voice was clear and compelling, and almost suspiciously confident even in what amounted to a …

Breakfast

How to Make Wet Wipes from Paper Towels

(Image credit: Quentin Bacon)<p>I have a love-hate relationship with wipes. I love their convenience for dirty hands and sticky faces, but I hate that …

Sensitive Skin