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Shannah Compton

5 Best Credit Cards for New Grads

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.21.2016 | College
Shannah L. Compton

When you toss your cap in the air on graduation day, the world feels like it is at your feet. You're ready to enter adulthood armed with a degree from college, you've got a few job prospects and life feels pretty sweet. That's until you go to buy your first car and realize that the one thing you didn't do in college was build yourself a solid credit record.

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Shannah L. Compton

Does the sound of a "budget" wedding make you cringe? For me, it conjures up images of dollies, chocolate covered almonds, bubbles, and food that should be used as doorstops instead of being consumed by humans.

5 Ways to Stop Your Financial Would-Should-Could Haves

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You could play this game all day long and never really make any progress towards change. It's really easy to look backwards at mistakes and want to throw yourself in a fiery pit of regret. But who wants to do that?

Danger, Danger: The ABC's of How Your Budget Breaks Down Before You Board the Plane and Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

Ah, the friendly skies. I long to be able to travel like they did in the 1950s where it seemed fun and exciting. Those were the days of happy passenge...

How to be a Budget Sensitive Passport Collecting Fool

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

What is a travelaholic you ask? It's a person who has an ever-present nagging desire to run home, pack a bag, and get on the next plane to anywhere. Can you relate?