Monday, March 31, 2014

4 Ways To Get Yourself a Job - I'm sure these are ground-breaking tips

Two of my favorite words. 
Read this if: 

1) You don’t know how to start looking for a job. 


After I changed majors last semester, I had no idea how to apply for an internship in my new field. I didn't know how interviews worked, what my resume needed to have, or what kind of jobs there were. Here are four things I started doing while trying to figure out the job-search process, and I think they have worked out well for me. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

How Inflation Works (and why it matters)

Balloons, inflating, get it? Ahahaha.
Read this if: 

1) You want to know about a slightly more complex and significantly less exciting aspect of investing. 
2) You want another reason to motivate yourself to start investing (instead of just keeping your money in a bank account). 


I think we've all heard the term "inflation." I took an entire intro course on this and all I can tell you is this: as time goes on, things get cost more money to buy. I think everyone should have a general grasp of inflation, because it does impact your investments. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Is College Worth a Bajillion Dollars (of debt)?

I am also a part-time comic strip artist.

Read this if: 

1) You want to read about my thoughts on college debt. 


Throughout my entire high school education, I was convinced that college was the only option after I graduated. At any cost, a high school graduate needs to go to college. That was my impression. But now I know that while it is absolutely true that it's hard to make a living without a college degree, it’s not impossible. 

In fact there is an even worse case scenario that many people sweep under the rug: what if you go to college, go into massive debt, and STILL DON’T FIND A JOB. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Taxes: Guide to E-Filing

Read this if: 

1) If you need to file taxes this year and you want to do it electronically. (If you're not sure if you need to, check here.) 


Tax returns are due on April 15th every year. By now you've probably figured out if you need to file, but may not be sure about where to file. I recommend doing it online, and this post will guide you through the steps.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Eight Easy Things To Do For Good Financial Health

Ideally, your check list would have actual stuff on it to check off. 
Read this if: 

1) You want to know when you should do what for your money. 


I’ve realized that there are lots of things that I should do regularly that I sometimes forget to do. Here’s a checklist for you (and me).