How Student Loans Work: A Simple Guide

If you don’t have a clue on how student loans work, you’re in the right place! I’ll try to keep it simple as much as possible to help you get the basics. Terms To Get You Started: Principal– the total amount of money you are borrowing (for tuition, supplies, living expenses etc.) Disbursement – fancy Read More …

How to Store Food More Sustainably

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am nut when it comes to recycling, not creating waste etc. etc.  Truthfully, it’s not even something that I think about much anymore, it’s just a normal part of my everyday life. I try to avoid buying single use containers/individual packages as much as I can, and I Read More …

How to Pick A College: Things People Don’t Discuss

College! It’s amazing! The best time of your life! An investment in your future! A no brainer! Or is it…? College has become a seemingly untouchable facet of American life.  Yet, while it seems “expected” for many, costs of attending (including tuition, supplies, room & board) have skyrocketed beyond what makes sense for many people.  Read More …

Credit 104: How To Get Good Credit

The final course in my lower-div series on credit. Now that you know what credit is and how to get it started (you paid attention right?!?) let’s talk about the most important part- how to get good credit.  Like a dog, credit isn’t really pleasant unless you do a good job taking care of it. And Read More …

How To Sell Your Clothes IRL

I have a lot of clothes, ok? Some people call this behavior “hoarding,” I prefer to call it “professional collecting.” But with 5 closets, even I eventually run out of space, so every few months I purge my closet (a little… more on that later) and sell it! Selling clothes is an art and a Read More …

Credit 103: How To Get Credit

Alright, so now that you know what credit is and why it is important from Credit 101 & Credit 102, let’s talk about how to get this magical “credit” thang. Credit is one of those tricky thangs like landing your first job.  All jobs want you to have experience… but how do you have experience without Read More …

Credit 102: Money Vs. Credit

Things That Are Related To Money But Are Not Helping Your Credit Paying in cash Prepaid cards and gift cards Checking account* functions: writing & depositing checks. Transferring money to other checking accounts Using a debit card Savings accounts Your income** Any other invested assets like stocks, retirement accounts etc.*** Utility & Phone Bills**** Non-credit store Read More …

How Long Can I Freeze Chicken For And Other Food Tips

I like to consider myself part scientist, part conservationist, and part crazy person. I love food- everything about it. Buying it, storing it, hoarding it (because I am a Jewish mom and you never know when 20 people are coming for dinner), preparing it, eating it.  But one thing I do not do is waste Read More …

Credit 101: The Basics

Let’s talk about credit. Yes, that scary 6 letter word.  Almost as scary as that other 6 letter word, Tinder. What is credit you may wonder? Credit and credit scores basically tell a creditor (an institution that is planning to lend you money to buy things or services) whether or not you are going to Read More …