Making Friends With Money

Articles on Personal Finance

Student Loans

A financial planner asks every new client the same question about their student loans. Business Insider, July 2019.

5 things I wish I could tell my 21-year-old self about taking out student loans. Business Insider, July 2019.

Home Buying & Real Estate

8 things to consider before buying a property to renovate, according to a realtor. Business Insider, June 2019.

Property values in my neighborhood are skyrocketing and friends tell me to 'just buy already,' but here's why I won't. Business Insider, June 2019.

How Long Does The Home Closing Process Take? Wallet Wise Guy, May 2019.

Side Hustles

I used to think I had to choose between being happy and being wealthy, but I learned the hard way that I was way off the mark. Business Insider, July 2019.

I always thought the idea of freelancing was too intimidating, until I had a realization that completely changed my perspective. Business Insider, June 2019.

Credit

3 things that helped me qualify for a Capital One card with a $20,000 credit limit my first year of college. Business Insider, July 2019.

I'm a freelance writer with student loans who's kept excellent credit as I move all over the US. Here's exactly how I do it. Business Insider, June 2019.

Budgeting & Savings

After years of living paycheck to paycheck, I learned to ask myself 4 money questions every week, month, and year. Business Insider, July 2019.

6 tips to make your money automatic, from people who have done it. Business Insider, June 2019.