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Katharine Paljug

10+ Ways to Minimize Holiday Spending

by Katharine Paljug November 24, 2015


For many people, the holiday season isn’t just a time of family, friends, and peace on earth — it’s also a source of enormous financial stress. The average American spends more than $700 on gifts, decor, travel, and other holiday-related expenses. For most of us, that’s more than we want or can afford to spend. […]

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How to Make a Great Impression at a New Job

by Katharine Paljug November 2, 2015

Great Impression at a New Job

Between the networking, the cover letters, and the interviews, it can feel like nothing is tougher than getting hired. Until, of course, you start your first week at a new job and you have to figure out how best to make a place for yourself. Should you try to stand out or go with the […]

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Budget Destinations for Winter Travel

by Katharine Paljug October 28, 2015

Study abroad (Italy)

When winter rolls around, with freezing temperatures and grey skies, it’s almost impossible not to dream of a jumping on a plane and heading somewhere — anywhere — else. A look at your bank account may convince you that your vacation is going to stay completely imaginary, but that doesn’t have to be the case! […]

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How to Save Money By Having a Winter Wedding

by Katharine Paljug October 20, 2015


Planning a winter wedding? While summer and fall are more traditional and popular times for tying the knot, a winter wedding can be a great option for a bride and groom on a budget. In winter, supply and demand is your friend: fewer couples plan to get married in the winter, which means lower prices […]

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Save Money By Buying These Seven Things In The Fall

by Katharine Paljug October 19, 2015

buy these things in the fall

You already shop around from store to store to find the best deals. But did you know that you should shop around from season to season too? From big ticket items to little indulgences, getting the best possible deal can depend on the time of year that you are shopping. Here are seven purchases that […]

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10+ Tips for Saving Money on Holiday Travel

by Katharine Paljug October 14, 2015


The approaching holiday season doesn’t just mean elaborate meals and time with family — it also means a whole lot of travel. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, the amount of long distance travel in the US rises over 20%. Thanksgiving is an even more popular holiday, with long distance trips increasing an average […]

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Eight Types of Affordable Travel Accommodations for the Fall

by Katharine Paljug October 13, 2015

fall travel

What’s the most costly part of travel? After international plane tickets, the biggest drain on your travel budget is probably your accommodations. Finding a safe, comfortable, convenient place to stay can add up quickly — if you stay in a traditional hotel. However, there are lots of non-traditional accommodations out there. Many of them are […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

Savings Goals

There are usually two types of people in relationships: the ones who save, and the ones who spend. If you are the saver, you probably have a lot of financial goals that you want to work towards… and it can feel like the biggest obstacle to achieving them is your partner and their spending habits. […]

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10+ Ways to Find Cheap (or Free!) Activities on Vacation

by Katharine Paljug September 17, 2015


Traveling and exploring a new city is always a fun adventure — but finding a way to pay for everything you want to do can add up. If you’re trying to travel on a budget, you may quickly end up feeling like there’s no point in going at all because you can’t afford to actually […]

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How To Make a Vacation Out of (Someone Else’s) Destination Wedding

by Katharine Paljug September 3, 2015

Destination Wedding Vacation

The number of destination weddings is growing — 24% in 2014, according to The Knot’s Real Weddings Survey. That means that more and more guests are spending the time and money to travel for the nuptials of their friends and family. When you’re planning to attend a destination wedding, you may feel like everything about […]

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How to Talk To Your Partner About Starting Your Own Business

by Katharine Paljug September 1, 2015

starting business

You’ve decided to start your own business — opening a shop, taking on consulting clients, writing that book, or any of a hundred other business ideas out there — congratulations! You know it’s going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work, but you’re ready to go. You’ve got ambition and, most importantly, […]

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Five Networking Fails and How To Avoid Them

by Katharine Paljug August 19, 2015


No matter where you are in your career, there’s no way to avoid networking. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, it becomes even more important. More than 50% of new jobs are found through networking — some statistics even say as many as 80% of employees find work via networking rather […]

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Seven Things You Should Know About Tipping When You Travel

by Katharine Paljug August 3, 2015

tipping when you travel

When you travel, few things can make a fun situation turn stressful faster than trying to figure out how to tip the people who serve you. From bellhops to waiters to tour guides, you interact with a lot of people on a single trip. Should you tip them all? How much? And how can you […]

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Five Things You Should Check Before Donating to a Charity

by Katharine Paljug July 7, 2015


When you give to a charity, where does your money actually go? It’s hard to remember to ask that question, especially when you’re face to face with pictures of infant cancer survivors or images of flood-ravaged communities. But no matter how important or impressive a charity sounds, it can still misuse funds. For example, the […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015


Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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Five Good Reasons Not to Go Freelance

by Katharine Paljug June 16, 2015


Are you trying to decide if a freelance career is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen this article making the rounds on Facebook. Maybe you read recently that more than 53 million Americans are now working freelance. Or maybe you’ve seen other articles here offering great advice on how to know if you’re ready to […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Combine Finances

by Katharine Paljug June 10, 2015


Are you and your partner planning to combine your finances? Whether you’re married, moving in together, or making a long-term commitment, combining your finances is both exciting and scary. Are you ready to take that step? And once you do, how will you make everything work? The best way to figure out if you’re ready […]

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How to Network When You’re Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug June 4, 2015


When you work in an office, you have a built-in network. You interact with people in your industry everyday, who understand what you go through and can help you move forward in your career. Whether through meetings, conferences, or business trips, your professional life has built-in networking opportunities. But if you’re one of the millions […]

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