10 Tips to Master Your LinkedIn Profile

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat...you likely have a few of these, if not all. Probably the most taken for granted social media site is LinkedIn. I may not check it as frequently as my other social media sites, but I make sure that my LinkedIn page is always on point. Why does it matter, you ask? What does LinkedIn benefit me? LinkedIn shows that you are competent, professional, connected, current, and serious. I cannot tell you how many connections I have made via LinkedIn inviting me to apply for jobs or to connect to someone major in my network. Even if you aren't job...Read More

10 Ways You Should Invest in Yourself (Even While on a Budget)

Admission: Yes, I have a finance blog. Yes, I try to be good with money. But here is the secret…I sometimes hate my budget. I become bitter that I don’t have the money to invest in myself and the things I want or need to do. Whether it be graduate school, a nice car, or a manicure, there are so many times that I have just wanted to give up. What I realized is that I was being TOO tight with my budget. I skipped doctor appointments (to avoid the $20 copay), never bought any new clothes and I beat...Read More

How to Discuss Finances With Your Significant Other When You’re Not Married

Finances alone can be tricky, but combining finances with another person can be downright confusing. No matter where you are in your relationship - dating, engaged, living together, or other, it's vital to discuss finances and your expectations for one another and what you want as a couple. Married couples seem to already have their finances figured out, especially if they joined their accounts. But when you're just dating someone, it is more complicated. You both have your own bank accounts, and you both have your own income and budget. What's mine isn't quite yet yours when you're dating. The...Read More

7 Ways to Quit Procrastinating and Become Productive

Raise your hand if you're guilty of procrastination (me!!) But for real, sometimes we find ourselves getting so overwhelmed with all that we have to do that we don't know where to even start. Or maybe the task at hand is, frankly, so boring that we can't focus for more than .3 seconds. So the only solution to combat procrastination is to wait until the very last second and cram to get something done, right? Wrong! As much as we all use excuses like "I work well under pressure," or "I do my best work at 3:00 am," these are...Read More