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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.

Checking Vs. Savings Accounts — What’s the Difference?

Checking Vs. Savings Accounts — What’s the Difference?

Maybe you already have a checking account and you’re wondering if you should put some of your extra money into a savings account. Checking and savings accounts are both great financial assets, but each serves a specific (and very different) purpose.

How to Close a Bank Account and Switch Banks

How to Close a Bank Account and Switch Banks

With the proper planning and patience, you should have no trouble switching bank accounts without incurring any extra fees or headaches. Here’s our quick guide on closing a bank account and switching banks.

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.

Trim Insights: MoviePass Subscriptions Grow 29% Despite Turbulence

Trim Insights: MoviePass Subscriptions Grow 29% Despite Turbulence

The last four months or so have been plagued with never-ending press about MoviePass’ failing business model, outages and significant changes to service. While we all sit at the edge of our seats watching the plot twists of MoviePass, we wondered, “are subscribers staying tuned for the final scene?” The short answer is, yes.

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

Ready for a Travel Rewards card? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ready for a Travel Rewards card? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re trying to save money on travel in the next year, chances are good that getting a travel rewards card is on your mind. When used with enough frequency and foresight, these cards can be used to save hundreds of dollars on airfare, hotels and ground transportation. But getting a travel rewards card isn’t always the right idea, and when it is, there are so many to choose from.