Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge advocate for having a side hustle. I have had side hustles going for much of my life. In high school, I made and sold purses to my classmates. In college I did hair, started freelance writing, doing surveys, and even participated in the occasional focus group. Miss Millennia Magazine was my side hustle when I graduated from college, and now it is my full-time … [Read more...] about Why Having a Side Hustle is Necessary for Millennials
This is a Sponsored Post on Behalf of Wocket Smart Wallet. All opinions are 100% my own. If you are anything like me, you have a habit of collecting items you do not necessarily need in your wallet. I probably clean my wallet out once a year. And since I stuff so much crap in my wallet, I often need a new wallet after about a year or two. Here I want to go over my steps for clearing out my wallet … [Read more...] about Decluttering Your Wallet with New Technology
It’s our simplest and most universal desire: to buy the stuff we want for less money. When we calculate the costs of everything we need and all the Halloween party supplies important things that we want, it can be stressful to budget enough for each. Sometimes we find ourselves cutting out almost all of the things we want because the less-fun stuff is pricey. Fear not, because Miss Millennia has … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Ways to Save Money When You Shop
Buying your first home is a huge step in life. You need to make sure you tread carefully and don’t make any big mistakes. Here’s what you need to know. You’ll Need a Deposit Before you start looking for a home, you need to make sure you have the money saved up to pay for the deposit. When you buy a home, you’ll need to pay a percentage of the home upfront. This is usually between 5% and 20%. The … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know When Buying Your First Home
"Step outside of your comfort zone and try new work that is challenging and makes you a bit uncomfortable. Learning does not stop after college. If you're unsure what you want to do after you graduate, seek out a mentor that can help guide you." -LaTisha Styles Like many of us, LaTisha Styles was confronted with a post-grad conundrum. She had a degree but didn't know what she could do with it. … [Read more...] about Finance #LikeaGirl: Interview with LaTisha Styles
The world of insurance is confusing. I mean, no one taught us about this stuff in school! How are we supposed to know what the benefits of insurance are, which ones we need, and which ones we want? Since I’m in my third year of college, I figured it was time to learn about insurance on my own. I’m going to need to know this information sooner rather than later. I figured I could use a head … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need Insurance for Everything?
Congratulations, you're engaged! And if you're like every woman who inhabits this planet, the minute after that ring goes on your finger is the minute you're going to start planning your wedding. And weddings cost money. A lot of money. And unless you have thousands of dollars in savings, you're going to have to take the time to build one. The average engagement is one to two years. And the cost … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Spend on Your Wedding? [Video]
Money is, unfortunately, essential for living. For many of us, especially for recent graduates and younger people, we are used to living on a paycheck to paycheck cycle. Whether or not you still live on that cycle, saving money can be very difficult. There is very little time devoted to financial education in our schools and as such, very few students know how to properly save money. If you don’t … [Read more...] about Money Saving Do’s and Don’ts: Are You Doing it Right?
Have you ever finished watching an episode of Extreme Couponers and said to yourself, "I could do that". So you find a newspaper and start clipping away. After an hour or so, you have a good pile of coupons, but now what? You can organize them by date and store and throw them in your purse or kitchen drawer, to soon be forgotten about until it is too late. Everything is digitalized these days, why … [Read more...] about Make Couponing Easier Than Ever With Clipix
Let’s face it. Buying a car is scary and entirely too grown up (where did the years go?). Negotiating the price could be an intimidating process and many of us balk at the idea of going alone. But if you have a set plan in place, you’ll walk out of the dealership feeling loads better than you would if you bought the car for sticker value. All you have to do is follow these general rules. You … [Read more...] about How to Negotiate the Price of a Car Like a Badass
When your daily schedule consists of hitting the gym, working full time, taking night classes, and making time for your boyfriend, I bet you didn’t know that more than 4 in 10 Americans leave an average of 3.2 days of PTO (Paid Time Off) unused each year. Though that time is built into your salary, many Americans see what they believe are valid reasons to let those days go by the wayside. Whether … [Read more...] about How to Take Time Off Without Causing a Fuss