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12 Ways Your Zodiac Sign Affects How You Manage Money

Whether you're the kind of person who puts your card into the ATM praying that money shoots out, or you meticulously track all of your finances in a spreadsheet, how you approach money could be determined by the cosmos. Because of how the planets wer…
By Brandi Neal

11 Little Things You Didn’t Realize Impact Your Credit Score

If you feel like few things in life are as confusing and convoluted as credit scores, you're definitely not alone. It can be tough to remember all the things that can impact your credit score. And when it comes to fixing a poor score, it truly can fe…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Questions About Money Every Couple Should Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Natalia Lusinski

How "Lifestyle Creep" May Be Sabotaging Your Finances

Today’s food for financial thought: What is “lifestyle creep,” and how can you avoid it? For millennials in particular, it’s an interesting conundrum — a lot of which has to do with the fact that many of us entered the workforce during an incredibly …
By Lucia Peters

This Simple Hack Tricks You Into Thinking Your Money Is Worth More

It’s a question for the ages: Can money buy happiness? Common knowledge says that it can’t — but according to science, it can if you spend it on the right things. A new study out of the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School sugge…
By Lucia Peters

5 Steps To Negotiating Your Worth At Work

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

This New Business Show Makes Millennials Its Priority

Does the word "finance" automatically send stress waves down your body? When you think about saving for the future, are you unsure where to even start? You're not alone — and digital news network Bold wants to end that once and for all. It's time to …
By Sarah Fielding

How Starting Salaries Look For 2017 College Grads

After taking out a teetering mountain of student loans, you'd think that the starting pay for recent college grads would be high enough to justify four years (give or take a victory lap) of all-nighters and group projects. Unfortunately, that hasn't …
By Claire Warner

Debunking 7 Misconceptions About Saving Money

"Ten percent of every paycheck should go into your savings!" Raise your hand if you heard some variation of this growing up. But the truth is that stockpiling your money and never doing anything with it is just one of many misconceptions about saving…
By Megan Grant

This Sustainable Shopping App Rates Your Purchases' Impact On The LGBT Community

The success of movements like Grab Your Wallet, the Trump-focused retail boycott, have made putting your money where your mouth a new priority for many consumers. However, shopping sustainably and ethically can be harder than it seems. Specifically, …
By Elizabeth Strassner

How To Spend Your Tax Refund Productively

It's April, and you know what that means: dedicating an entire weekend to scrambling through your desk drawer for tax paperwork and wishing your life had some semblance of organization. Unless, of course, you're the kind of person who did their taxes…
By Claire Warner

6 Ways Asking For A Raise Can Change Your Life

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Alison Taffel Rabinowitz

11 Things You Need To Know About Online Shopping

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How Much Having A Dog Actually Costs

I get it: When you’re confronted with a cuddly, happy dog, it’s normal to find yourself entering a dreamy, canine-induced haze, where all that matters are dog kisses, fetch, and figuring out how you can smuggle that dog home. It’s easy to forget how …
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How I Spend Money Differently At 26 Than 21

I feel like I’ve changed a lot in the past five years, and I’m mostly thrilled about it. Five years ago, I thought jealousy was a sign of passion. I hadn’t yet realized that Confederate flags are inherently racist, in part because I grew up seeing th…
By Elizabeth Enochs

35 Little Ways To Save Money In 2017

It's a stressful time to be a millennial trying to plan for her future. Earlier this year, the Pew Research center Reported that millennials are having to move back in with their parents at a rate that hasn’t been seen since the 1880s. On top of that…
By Elizabeth Enochs

9 Travel Hacks To Travel In Style On The Cheap

If you're a serious traveler and love a bargain, travel hacking is basically your favorite hobby. Using the many inside mechanisms of the travel industry, it's possible to nab great travel deals, free stuff, privileges, and perks. If you're a little …
By JR Thorpe

How To Build An Emergency Fund

No matter what your finances are like or what stage of your life you are in, it is so, so important to have an emergency fund ready in case the worst happens — no matter what "the worst" might be for your particular situation. Unfortunately, how to b…
By Marissa Higgins
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11 Things You Can Do To Make Adult-ing Easier, Now

Adulting is hard. The harsh reality of bills, a viable career path, and general responsibility eventually hits us all, no matter how young we may feel on the inside. While acting carefree and impulsively at the beginning of our young adult lives — sa…
By Erin Kelly

8 Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Full-Time Job

You spend 30-plus hours at your full-time job, so it's important to make sure it's a job you enjoy doing. Not all of us have the luxury of landing our dream job right out of college, but chasing a fulfilling career will never be something you regret.…
By Chrissa Hardy
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11 Things You Can Do To Make Adult-ing Easier, Now

Adulting is hard. The harsh reality of bills, a viable career path, and general responsibility eventually hits us all, no matter how young we may feel on the inside. While acting carefree and impulsively at the beginning of our young adult lives — sa…
By Erin Kelly