by on Oct 24 2014 - 30 Comments

Carved Pumpkins Halloween - YAMIt’s almost time for Halloween, so I thought a pic of carved pumpkins was fitting.

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 Oct 24 2014 - 0 Comments

Giveaway Giveaways Roundup Vacations Travel CameraThis week in the giveaway roundup we have a 2014 Ford F-150 and a Canon EOS Rebel!

Don’t forget the Vegas Trip, Alaskan Cruise, and Kenya trip.

Or the multiple $500 gift cards being given away.

These are just a few of the giveaways in this week’s roundup!

Welcome to the weekly Friday giveaway roundup!

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

You can enter all the giveaways in the list, or you can pick and choose which ones you want to enter. Whatever works for you!

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by on Oct 22 2014 - 37 Comments

How to Get Your Spouse Interested in Your Financial Situation | Young Adult Money

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

Last week, we talked about the importance of discussing finances early on in a relationship, and how you can go about doing it.

This week, we’re taking a look at the other side of the equation: you recently got married, but your spouse couldn’t care less about your financial situation. You, however, want to make sure your marriage starts off on the right foot, financially speaking.

It may seem like getting your spouse interested in your financial situation is akin to pulling teeth. And that’s okay. Why? Because they don’t need to know every single detail like you do.

It’s okay if you’re more in love with your spreadsheets than they are. It’s okay if you’re the one paying the bills and tracking your expenses.

What’s important is that you’re on the same page and are both aware of your joint goals and values. You should be functioning as a team, and this will ultimately allow you to streamline your financial decisions. Give one of the following four strategies a try if your spouse isn’t interested in your financial situation.

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by on Oct 21 2014 - 1 Comment

Entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, there are plenty of $80 concerts you can go to or $100 tickets to your favorite sport’s team, but there are alternatives.

Today I have 8 surprisingly inexpensive entertainment ideas for you. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be entertained!

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by on Oct 21 2014 - 27 Comments

How to Get Started Freelance Writing_2Freelance writing can be one of the best ways to make extra money.

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons it isn’t easy to get started in freelance writing.

As someone who has hired freelance writers as well as gets paid to freelance write, I have some insight into freelance writing.

Today I want to talk specifically about how to get started in freelance writing. Hopefully by the end of this post you will have some direction as to what you need to do to land your first freelance writing job.

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