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5 Best Credit Cards for New Grads

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.21.2015 | 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.

3 Irresistible Credit Card Strategies for Travelers

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

Credit cards have a bad rap, and there is no argument that many misuse those little pieces of plastic. Paying interest and fees is not exactly a solid financial plan. However, with a bit of strategy, a credit card could be your passport to a new way of traveling.

3 Investing Mistakes Millennials Don't Know They Are Making

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Shannah L. Compton

While millennials are off dreaming up the next big technology company or figuring out complex solutions to worldwide problems, they should also be thinking about investing as a great way to build towards their retirement.

4 Life Changes That Will Save You Big on Car Insurance

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

Let's face it, your insurance company is not going to come and beat down your door to lower your rates. You need to be very proactive in this game. I suggest every anniversary date you do a little poking around to see if there is a better deal out there for you.

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?

Stayin' Stylish... On A Budget

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Shannah L. Compton

I can never keep track of what is trendy now, what used to be trendy, and furthermore, what should I spend my cash on. Just when I think I have it figured out, the silly trend changes again.

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...

P-to the -D to the -O: Three Important Factors to Know Before You Choose Your Affordable Care Act Health Plan

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

Let's take away the politics right now and look at what I feel are the three most important pieces of each health plan that you should understand with no exceptions.

How to Answer the 'What Do You Do for a Living' Question in 3 Easy Steps

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Shannah L. Compton

Entrepreneurs; let's collectively exhale a sigh of relief, because we don't have to be just one thing. We can be many things, find the through line, and never fear the "what do you do for a living" question again.