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  • Lucky Number 13: 13 Financial Changes for My 23rd Birthday
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Tomorrow, Saturday November 13th, I turn 23.  23!  Yikes!  I mean I know it’s not that old, but to me, it feels old. Now that I’m one day away from being 23, I’ve realized it’s time to start being more financially responsible.  Those tha...
  • When to Quit
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The year 2009 was so tumultuous for everyone, can we please just sleep through 2010? Please, Financial Fairy, can we take a little nap? Go through the next one with our eyes closed? Okay, probably not. But there may be ways to rest without sleeping...
  • Save Money and Green Your Beauty Routine
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One of the best things about going green with your beauty care routine is that not only will you use less chemicals on your body, but you'll also save major bucks.  Shampoo, face wash, lotions, and conditioner can all be eliminated and replaced with...
  • Sherpa Picks: Cold Treatments, Job Hunting, and More!
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Welcome to this week's edition of Sherpa Picks!  This week we found some great articles on cold treatments, job hunting, and more! Before we delve into our favorite articles from this week, we wanted to let you know about another contest we have en...
  • Cheap Eats: A Fresh Take On BBQ Chicken Chop Salad
    on Jan 1, 1970
    It’s a nice experience to take the family out for some gourmet food at a restaurant, but every time you decide to make the food yourself, you end up saving a lot of money.  Instead of going out to a sit-down restaurant twice a month, try making so...
  • How to Avoid Identity Theft and Protect Your Finances
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One of the hot financial topics today is identity theft. And if you think it can never happen to you, you are wrong. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were 1.3 million people falling victim to the crime, which accounts for 21%...
  • 4 Money Smart Holiday Gifts
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Editors Note: We are very excited to have Ben Edwards from Money Smart Life as our newest guest blogger!  Ben will be writing monthly articles for Cash Flow Sherpas! Are the holidays tough on your budget?  Buying gifts for all your friends and fam...
  • Sherpa Picks: Halloween, New Cars, and More!
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Welcome to this week's edition of Sherpa Picks! This week we found some great articles on Halloween costumes, buying a new car, and more! Here are our top article picks from this past week. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween! Last-Minute DIY Hallow...
  • The Frugal Student Part 3: Beware of the Bookstore
    on Jan 1, 1970
    My continuation of research into how to cut expenses in college caused me to think about one of the times I dread most during the school year: the beginning of the quarter when I will head to the bookstore to spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks. ...
  • The (Next) 10 Greatest iPad Finance Apps
    on Jan 1, 1970
    We posted an article on the “The 10 Greatest iPad Finance Apps” by Allison Berry on April 29, 2010.  Since then we have seen a surge in the number of finance applications for the iPad.  Simply clicking on the Finance category under iPad in iTun...
  • 3 Ways To Make Real Money With Your Credit Card
    on Jan 1, 1970
    For years, when I was deep in debt, my credit cards ruled me. The balances that I carried on them never seemed to decrease and were a constant strain on my life. The money that I was wasting on interest fees was outrageous! For the longest time, simp...
  • 3 Ways to Improve Your Credit in the New Year
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One New Years resolution that can really pay off for your financial health is to improve your credit score.  Often times a bad credit score can be attributed to bad money habits. The New Year is a good time to kick those habits and start financiall...
  • The Frugal Student Part 4: The Starving College Student
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Many college students refer to themselves as “starving college students.”  Yes, it is true, the market will literally eat away at the bank account of college students, resulting in a diet of Easy Mac and Top Ramen.  Students can easily spend $7...
  • How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Vacation on the Cheap
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Choosing the right hotel for your vacation can really have a major impact on how enjoyable your vacation is. And, if you’ve been given sole responsibility of choosing the right hotel, like I usually am, you’re liable to get a few not-so-wonderful...
  • Maximizing Your Finances and Experiences
    on Jan 1, 1970
    When I was in college, I had a great time, but even so, I didn't maximize my experiences nor did I optimize my finances as well as I could have. Now you may be thinking that if I didn't maximize my experiences by spending for such things, that I wo...
  • Top 10 Ways To Save Money In 2011
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, especially where money and diet are concerned. Grab some or all of these top 10 ways to save money while enhancing your life in 2011 and beyond. 1. Declutter Start the New Year by cleaning your house, clear...
  • What’s More Risque Than Sex? Let’s Talk About Money
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One of my best friends moved to Boston and called to tell me how she was adapting from West Coast to East Coast. She said, “Here my girlfriends will ask me how often I have sex with my husband, but they are mortified when I talk about money.” It...
  • Two Quick and Easy Ways to Keep More Money in Your Pocket
    on Jan 1, 1970
    [caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="co-signing"][/caption] By Stephanie Mojica There are plenty of frugal people all over the world who pinpoint the “latte factor” when it comes to keeping more money in their po...
  • Breaking Your Resolution? 3 Tips To Spending Less Money
    on Jan 1, 1970
    If you are like many people, the new year brought a resolution to reduce your spending.   Whether you need to cut back a little or totally revamp your budget, having a strategy (or two) in place can help you to successfully accomplish your goal and...
  • Money smarts: What can kids teach us about finance?
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Sometimes answers are where we least expect them and wisdom comes from from our kids. As recession economics change our cultural perspectives on money, there is room for broader conversation about finances. Listen carefully to your kids and you may h...