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How to Stop Being Overworked and Underpaid

How to Stop Being Overworked and Underpaid

Being overworked and underpaid is a predicament that many people find themselves in, whether at a new job or an old one–thankfully, there are several possible solutions. Below we’ve provided a list of options for anyone who is overworked and underpaid.

The Guide to Budgeting for Baby

The Guide to Budgeting for Baby

Budgeting can be hard with a new baby on the way. It’d be easy enough to write off the exercise completely. But a good budget doesn’t just affect how you spend your money today, it affects the options available to you – and your growing family – tomorrow.

One of the Best Ways to Save Money? Stop Lifestyle Creep

One of the Best Ways to Save Money? Stop Lifestyle Creep

One of the best ways to save money may actually involve doing nothing at all: Lifestyle creep is a sneaky phenomenon in which the more you make, the more you spend. As you advance in your career and start earning more, it’s only natural to scale up your living space or loosen your grip on your going-out expenses.

Is Going Back to School Worth It? — Here’s What to Consider

Is Going Back to School Worth It? — Here’s What to Consider

Going back to school is a major commitment, both in terms of finance and time, so it’s important to make sure that you’re going back for the right reasons, and that the expectations you set for yourself are realistic. Here’s a quick list of the questions you should be asking as you start thinking about returning to school, and tips for finding answers.

A Complete 5-Step Home Buying Checklist

A Complete 5-Step Home Buying Checklist

After you’ve taken care of the first essential steps, like fixing any errors on your credit report and building a rainy day fund, you can turn to this home buying checklist to make sure you stay ahead of the curve. Here are a few of the most essential and too often overlooked steps of the home-buying process.

How to Calculate Opportunity Cost with a Simple Formula

How to Calculate Opportunity Cost with a Simple Formula

Opportunity cost helps you determine, in simple mathematical terms, what you stand to lose by choosing either of your options, providing a scale through which you can understand the values of each choice and make a simple cost/benefit analysis.

The Ten Greatest Songs About Money Ever Written

The Ten Greatest Songs About Money Ever Written

Whether it’s having too little or too much, cynical or celebratory, money is always giving us reason to sing. And seeing as Trim is an app that helps people with everyday financial matters, not romance, we figured we’d make a list of the greatest songs ever written about money.

7 Budget-Friendly Fall Activities For Families

7 Budget-Friendly Fall Activities For Families

Summer’s great for vacation and time off, but fall offers plenty of opportunities for anyone who wants to have a fair share of fun without breaking the bank–from classic festivities like fall harvests to more laid-back activities like hiking, there’s no shortage of ways to amuse yourself. Here’s a quick list of cheap (or free!) fall activities for families.

How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

With the new school year right around the corner, the time for back-to-school shopping is once again upon us. Here’s a quick guide on how to save money when embarking on this seasonal shopping spree

How to Plan an Affordable Vacation

How to Plan an Affordable Vacation

After working full-time for months (even years) without a well-earned break, it’s essential that we take a few days to step back and decompress. But sometimes, the prospect of actually going somewhere for a proper vacation seems financially impossible: airfare, lodging and food for a mere week out of town can add up quickly.