by on Sep 1 2014 - 1 Comment

Minnesota Light Rail Blue LineI’ve always had a long commute. I’ve never worked “downtown” nor has there been good public transit where I’ve lived. Until now.

To give you some background, Minnesota has what people call “the twin cities.” Minneapolis and St. Paul are two major cities that are located right next to each other, separated only by about seven miles.

Minnesota also just opened a new section of light rail line that runs from one end of St. Paul all the way to the opposite end of Minneapolis. The light rail that already is in place connects with the airport (which is located south of the city), the Mall of America, and other stops along the way.

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by on Aug 29 2014 - 13 Comments

Yellowstone WaterfallToday’s pic of the week is a pic of a waterfall at Yellowstone.

Welcome to the Weekly Quick Hits Roundup!

If you’re new here, every week I write a weekly wrap-up of things that were going on here at Young Adult Money, a few personal updates/thoughts, and finally a few posts I read this week that I thought were worth sharing.

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by on Aug 29 2014 - 0 Comments

Hawaii Travel GiveawayWant a free trip to Hawaii? We’ve got you covered in this week’s giveaway roundup!

Look under 8/31 below if you want to enter to win the free trip!

Welcome to the weekly Friday giveaway roundup!

Every single Friday we post giveaways ending within the next week.

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by on Aug 28 2014 - 0 Comments

You’ve graduated, you’ve had your celebrations and now comes the tricky part – how will you actually gain a career?

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by on Aug 27 2014 - 51 Comments

mistakes

Today’s post is from our regular Wednesday contributor, Cat.

Money mistakes: they happen. I’ve written about many of mine right here over the past year or so. Remember that time I paid three rents at once? Yeah, that was one for the books.

The thing is, although I wish I hadn’t made some money mistakes ($39,00 in student loan debt anyone?) I do think I’m a better, more knowledgable personal finance writer because of them.

Yeah it might be nice to go through life without making money mistakes, but what’s the fun in that? There’s no risk, no opportunity to learn, and no way to look back and see how far you’ve come.

Here’s why I’m glad I made my money mistakes, and why you should be too:

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