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Claire, Content Intern at ReadyForZero. Claire is a Bay Area native with an affinity for travel and food who enjoys writing about personal finance, budgeting, and many other topics.

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Are There Any Credit Card Rewards for Paying Off Student Loans?

*This is a guest post by Jason Steele* Credit cards are synonymous with incurring debt, not paying it off. And that’s no coincidence. It’s too easy for credit card users to get into serious debt when their credit card balance accumulates over time. As an unsecured debt that is never tax deductible, the costs of credit card interest payments can…

One Incredibly Easy Step to Spur Financial Success

C’mon now… a single remedy to your financial success? A title like that makes a pretty big claim. Too big. Which is exactly the problem with many articles out there promising the fix for financial woes. But this post isn’t about the total fix for your finances. It’s about one change you can make to help you reach your goals….

Topics We’re Talking About: Money and Happiness

I’ll start out with the usual call for a happy, happy Friday, but this week it’s even more pertinent. That’s because the topic on the agenda for this week’s topic is… happiness! Of course, we threw in a little money talk and rounded up articles specifically addressing the connection (or lack thereof) between money and happiness. There’s the old adage…

What To Do When Your Financial Ideas Burn Out

Every so often we face a mental impasse that seems impossible to overcome. You’re chugging along just fine and all of a sudden your brain decides, “Optimism, thou shall not pass.” It’s a quick, hard brake on momentum and it can be incredibly frustrating. So what happens when you run out of steam for your financial goals? It’s rough, to…

Checking In With The Debt Destroyers!

It’s that time again! We’re checking in with our Debt Destroyers to see what challenges they faced and what inspiring steps they’ve made towards their financial goals. It’s hard to believe that we’re already 4 months into 2014! And as usually becomes obvious with any progression of time, it’s either full speed ahead with our financial goals or running out…

Tired of Student Loan Debt? Get Rid of It

We’re tired of hearing about it. We’re tired of thinking about it. And we’re certainly tired of paying it. What’s this “it”? Student loan debt. Yeah. I know… I want to take it off the roster of topics too. But regardless of the over-saturation of student loan debt (or maybe because if it) it’s a problem that’s going to stick…

10 Cheap/Free Things for Book Lovers

Hi there book lovers! Or friends of book lovers. Or friends of public libraries. You already know that you love books and all stuff literary. But you know you would love it even MORE if these things were free or cheap (unless you’re an author or publisher…you probably like a paycheck). Luckily, book-related freebies and events have always been a…

When Your DIY Project Isn’t Worth It (and When It Is)

Do-it-yourself projects are taking over the internet. Seriously. If you’ve ever ventured into the depths of Pinterest and taken note of the DIY projects that inspire you, “pinning” them until you’re 500 projects deep, then you know what I’m talking about. It’s a rabbit hole that’s creatively inspiring, intimidating, and potentially costly.

Topics We’re Talking About: Traveling On a Budget

This one’s for the wanderers out there! Actually, this one’s for anyone who dreams of traveling near or far without feeling guilty about the bill. Because honestly, what’s better than packing your suitcase and stretching your traveling legs? Doing it for a fraction of the cost, of course.