Category Archives: Education

Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Frugal, Holidays, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Intel and Michael J Fox Improve Parkinson’s Research with Wearable Gadgets

In another step into the market beyond computers, Intel has teamed up with the Michael J Fox Foundation to provide Parkinson’s researchers with a whole new level of access to their patients. Their idea involves using wearables, devices like the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health, Medical | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Smithsonian Institution Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Its Collections

For those who have extra time and would like to contribute to science around the world (even if you don’t have a scientific background), you now have the perfect opportunity. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for volunteers to help digitize … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Entertainment, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Microsoft Offers Surface Pro 3 to Students at a $150 Discount

As summer builds and many college students look toward a new semester, Microsoft has come to market with a decent new student and teacher discount on the the Surface Pro 3. The discount is $150 on all three models, making … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Education, Personal Finance, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study Shows Video Games Are Good for Kids in Small Doses

Research published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that video games might not be as bad for kids as most people think. Console and handheld fantasy games have previously been portrayed as having monstrous effects on children, supposedly … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Entertainment, Health, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Google Mystery Barge One in Maine Gets Sold as Scrap Metal

In the last decade, the mighty Google has become more than the world’s favorite search giant. The company is also famously innovative and well-known for its original marketing ploys, its flamboyant work-place environments, and its sheer willingness to go the … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Education, Entertainment, Frugal | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Wales have this week advised the general public on the bacterial dangers of the humble handshake. The gesture has been used since ancient Greece, as a greeting, an expression … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health, Medical, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Congress Finally Compromises to Ease Veteran Healthcare Wait Times

There’s some good news out of Congress for Veterans and their health care needs. Tension was resolved over the weekend with a compromise reached between VA leaders, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller,on a bill to aid veterans faced with long … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Education, Health, Medical, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teen HPV Cancer Vaccines: Why Are Parents Waiting Around?

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has reported some disturbing news this week about uptake rates of the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It appears that even though the vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health, Medical, X Files | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Starbucks Decides to Serve College Degrees to Their Employees

Working at the world’s largest coffee chain just got a whole lot more attractive with the announcement they’re going to begin serving more than just coffee to their customers. They’re now also going to start serving college degrees to their … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Personal Finance, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Want Consistent Pay Raises? Look at Technology and Healthcare

In far too many industries, salaries have remained stagnant over the last 10 years, but that’s not the case for all industries. If you’re looking for a satisfying job which also looks to have good job security, plus the potential … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Making Money, Personal Finance, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kids Go Hungry Over the Summer When School Is Out: What You Can Do

Summer vacation is usually thought about as a time when kids rejoice since they no longer have classes to attend, and they are free to enjoy the warm weather, play, and have fun with their friends. For many children, however, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Food / Groceries, Health, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Money Topics They Don’t Teach in High School, but Should

One of the biggest disgraces of the school system is that it often fails to teach basics that we all need for everyday life once we graduate. A prime example of this is basic personal finance. If we could get … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Credit Cards, Debt, Education, Insurance, Investing, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving Money, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Is StudentZoom a Scam or Legit?

For those who are dealing with student loans, consolidation of these loans often holds a great appeal, especially if you’re able to sign-up for an income-based repayment plan. There are a lot of companies out there claiming that they can … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Education, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are Parents Responsible for Paying for College? Teen Sues Parents Who Won’t Pay

You knew that it was just a matter of time before something like this happened, but it’s still a bit hard to believe. Rachel Canning, an 18 year-old girl from New Jersey is suing her parents saying that they kicked … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Personal Finance, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

52 Week Coin Challenge for Kids

Most of the 52 week money challenges are geared toward adults, but these challenges are also a wonderful way to teach kids about saving money. With a little twist, it can also be an excellent (and fun) way for kids … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Generosity

While many parents strive to teach their children money management skills, it’s also a great idea to help teach them to be financially generous. Many of us donate to charities or fundraisers to help people or organizations in need, and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Personal Finance, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

10 Reasons to Find a Money Mentor

Financial education tends to be done through books, online or through some type of course. While these can be valuable tools to get your finances in order, one of the best resources is often not even considered — finding a … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Education, Frugal, Personal Finance, Relationships, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Trends That Are Influencing Your Financial Future

By Carla Blair-Gamblian Every decision we make in life has both short term and long term rewards and consequences. Many Americans still have the desire to achieve the “American Dream” but reality often times ends up getting in the way, … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Education, Health, Housing, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

21 Reasons Dave Ramsey Sucks at Giving Credit Score Advice

There are huge disadvantages of having no credit score. I actually know this better than most. After living over ten years in Japan, I came back to the US naively assuming that the credit history I had built over there … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Credit Cards, Debt, Education, Housing, Insurance, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Travel, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments