The easiest way to start saving, regardless of whether you’re putting the money into your savings account or investing the money in your 401(k), is to pay yourself FIRST. What does that mean? Well, the easiest way to not spend your money is to not have access to it in the first place. If you’reContinue reading “Make It Easy: Pay Yourself First”
If you’re wondering why your Twitter is blowing up with memes about Elon Musk and Dogecoin, here’s a quick explainer: Elon Musk, tech guru and CEO of Tesla, is a fan of cryptocurrencies. He has become particularly outspoken about his support for meme-worthy Dogecoin. 2. Elon Musk has proclaimed himself the “Dogefather” – and quicklyContinue reading “Elon Musk and Dogecoin Hype”
Even if you’re skeptical of cryptocurrencies, there’s no denying the power they hold in the global economy right now. Prices of cryptocurrencies are booming, everyday investors are getting more and more involved in the latest cryptocurrencies, and cryptocurrency-related companies like Coinbase are going public. The traditional finance world is trying to latch on any wayContinue reading “Gone to the dogs: Dogecoin and the global economy”
Hi fre$hies! Update: I’ve commissioned a logo design. Let me know your thoughts or suggestions for future logos and slogans! I’m still in the development stage of this blog and would appreciate any feedback on branding, writing, etc.! Thank you!
If you work for a big company, and they have publicly traded stocks, there’s a chance they also offer an ESPP to their employees. So what is an ESPP and why should you opt into it? An ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan) is a program run by a company in which its employees can optContinue reading “ESPP: Why You Should Opt In”
My tip: have two savings accounts. One of the first things I did when I got my first Big Girl JobTM was open a high-yield savings account. This involved applying for an online savings account with Ally (although there are a lot of online banks nowadays that offer great High Yield Savings account options), essentiallyContinue reading “Your Savings Account and Your “Savings” Account”
Hey Freshies (that’s you)! What started out as an idea a few years ago, and a never-published blog that was lost in the wind, has now materialized. My name is Grace Montgomery, and I pride myself in being the de-facto financial consultant for my friends and family (please note I am not certified, and noneContinue reading “Introducing The Financial Freshman!”
“It’s better done than perfect!” Those wise words, from financial blogger HerFirst100k, finally kicked my butt into gear to get this blog published. It’s been on my mind for years now, ever since I first started investing in my freshman year of college. So, while this blog is sure to go through changes and mutations,Continue reading “Better Done than Perfect!”
“How can I make money without a job?” – That was a question I Googled in September of 2015, my freshman year of college. I didn’t have a car, didn’t have any working experience, and was running down my high school savings as I adjusted to college life. I wanted to know how I couldContinue reading “How To Make Money Without a Job”
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