What Women Need – 3 Pillars for a Successful Life

The following is a guest post by Tamsin Astor, Ph.D., author of Force of Habit: Unleash Your Power by Developing Great Habits. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, but sure to check out our guest posting guidelines. We make about 35,000 decisions every day, which is crazy when you think about it. And, of course, as many of us are living an overwhelmed, stressed out experience, those decisions may not all be of the most self-loving variety… such as that second glass of wine, that third slice of pizza, or my personal struggle – that fourth episode of Queer Eye at 10pm on a weeknight! We get what’s called decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a … Read more

Should You Put All Your Income Toward Paying Off Debt?

Escape the Weight of Your Crushing Debt

When debt collectors come a-calling, it makes sense you feel urgency to alleviate the problem by throwing as much money as possible toward repaying what you owe. But it’s important to take a deep breath, step back and look at your financial priorities from a big-picture perspective. Should you put all your income toward paying off debt? Probably not, especially if it comes at the expense of saving for emergencies and retirement. Here’s a closer look at how to handle this common conundrum. Saving vs. Paying Off Debt: Striking the Right Balance Funneling all your money into debt repayment will chip away at your outstanding balances faster—and can reduce the amount you’ll pay in total interest. But it’s also a … Read more

Saving Money on Your College Essentials

Should You Take Out Private Student Loans for College?

Heading off to college this year? With high school graduation just around the corner, you’ll have one last summer before you head off for an exciting new chapter. But during your summer of fun, you’ll want to make sure that you spend some time planning for college and making sure you’ve got everything you need. Getting your college essentials can be expensive, especially if you’re on a budget. But this guide will help you save money on your college essentials ready to begin your freshman year in style. Saving on bedding and other textiles It’s no secret that college beds aren’t the most comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make things a bit more homely. You can start … Read more

Fundrise Review – The Easy Way to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

We all want to get the highest possible returns on our investments. But, this isn’t ever guaranteed, and there are many barriers to investing in big-ticket assets like real estate. If you’ve always wanted to invest in residential and/or commercial properties, but the thought of having to save up thousands of dollars for a down payment has been holding you back, then you can’t afford to overlook the latest tech-driven investment platform, Fundrise. As one of the few companies offering high-quality real estate investments to everyday investors, Fundrise is truly a unique platform with impressive figures to its name. Fundrise has 80,000 individual investors, $3 billion worth of real estate in its portfolio, and a 4.98/5.00 star review average with the … Read more

Want to Reduce Money Stress? Try This.

Happy Money by Ken Honda

The following is a guest post by Ken Honda. Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author, and his latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money”. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out our guest posting guidelines. We don’t have to live in fear when it comes to money, yet most of us are living that way. It’s a lifestyle that we learned from our parents and grandparents, but there is another way to live – especially around money. When we feel more relaxed about money, we feel more at ease about the future, and when we feel confident about the future, we live … Read more

How to Save Money on Vacation with These Easy Tips

Save Money On Your Next Vacation

It is not always easy to put into practice how to save money on vacation. It always seems like you have to jump through a lot of hoops, plan significantly ahead, and often alter your true plans to really benefit from saving money on your vacation. But, it does not have to be that way. There are several easy and fairly painless ways on how to save money on your vacation. With the summer fast approaching, now is the time to learn how to save money on vacation before you head out the door with your towel and suntan lotion in hand. Check out ways to save with Expedia coupons and offers! How to Save Money on Vacation Easily Don’t Spend a … Read more