Posts by Kara Perez

How I Plan to Become a Homeowner Before I Reach 31

This Austin-based writer’s goal: Buy a home on a tight budget within the next year and a half. More

My New Year’s Resolution Is to Save 70% of My Income. Here’s How I Plan to Do It

A freelance writer shares how she plans to up her savings game by a lot. More

The Costly Mistake I Made When I First Opened My Retirement Account — And How I Fixed It

A lightbulb moment helped this twentysomething realize that saving early was only part of the picture. More

How Moving In Together Changed My Relationship — and Money

What one woman learned about her boyfriend — and her finances — when their living arrangement changed. More

Dating Is Expensive, but Here Are Easy Ways to Save

The average single spends $1,569 on dating in a year. Here’s how to cut those costs. More

‘Will My Partner’s Student Loan Debt Tear Us Apart?’

One Millennial shares her worries about her boyfriend’s slow approach to repayment. More

Millennials, This Might Be Why You Can’t Pay Off Your Student Loans

One young woman’s advice for members of her generation who struggle with hefty debt. More

It’s Not Too Late to Plan a Summer Vacation on the Cheap

Start packing! Our last-minute getaway guide gives you insider info on how to plan an amazing summer trip before Labor Day. More

‘My Fabulous Summer Trip Cost Just $131—Here’s How I Made It All Happen’

Taking a big trip without blowing your budget really is possible. Read how one money blogger sees the world on the cheap. More