"As an adult, I’m just not a fan of the grocery store, but luckily, as I’ve found, there are many ways around going to a crowded store filled with often overpriced food. Now is one of the best times to support your local farmers, whether that’s through CSAs, farmers’ markets, or farm stands. So, try finding local food near you. Your wallet and your tastebuds will thank you."
The Cost Of Living Off-Grid: Can You Afford To Live A Life Unplugged?
"Around my neck of the woods (rural Maine), living off the grid is simply a reality for many people. Someday, I’m hoping it will be my reality as well. So, I wanted to take a look at the cost of living off-grid. Is it cheaper than a traditional home? How feasible is it for even those with lower incomes?"
Does Home Insurance Protect Pot Products? The Answer's Hazy
"Since an ounce of marijuana can cost hundreds of dollars, you may be keenly interested to know whether your home insurance would protect you if your cannabis was ever stolen or destroyed. After all, most policies cover trees and houseplants, so why not cannabis?"
How To Make A Budget: Our Step-By-Step Guide To Managing Your Money
"You’ve probably noticed that any financial site, book, or professional you’ve ever read or spoken to offers the same piece of advice for anyone looking to get their financial health in order: start a budget. There’s a reason why you’ve been beaten over the head with this advice—it’s important. But let’s be honest, no matter how many times you’ve been told to stick to a budget, it just doesn’t work out. It’s time to make a commitment."
LGBTQ+ Financial Support and Resources
"Individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+ community often have more specific financial needs than those outside the community. For example, some individuals may not be able to rely on the financial support of parents or legal guardians, or they may hope to seek out hormone and surgical treatments. In addition, housing and mortgage discrimination affect members of the LGBTQ+ community at higher rates, while a lack of federal employment nondiscrimination protections can lead to concerns for those looking for employment."
Is It Cheaper To Build Your Own Home Than Buy One?
"If you want to build your own home to save money, you'll need to do some serious research to make sure you're actually saving. Sometimes buying an already built home makes more sense."
Budgeting In Your 20s: Why And How To Get Started
"You finally have financial independence. You can spend your money on the things you want, and that’s exciting. But with that freedom comes more serious questions, like: - Am I spending too much a month? - Am I doing this right? - Should I be saving? - Do I have to feel guilty every time I buy a fancy cocktail? Creating a budget helps answer those questions and more. Believe it or not, giving yourself a financial framework actually grants you more flexibility, more money to spend, and fewer anxieties to worry about."
How Little Can You Live On?
"By cutting out most (or all) of your wants and sticking to a very tight budget, you could live off of less than $1,000 a month. Here's three examples of how (and where) you have to live to do it."
The Cost Of Having Health Insurance - Is It Worth It?
"Health insurance is a big business and it’s expensive. If you are young, healthy, and just starting out in life on your own, it can be cheaper to go uninsured and pay for medical expenses as they are needed."