The start of September offers a reprieve from the first few days of school and gives many of us a moment to reflect on our summer. Retailers know this and will come out in full force on Labor Day weekend to entice you off the lounge chairs and into the malls or onto your computer to shop.
If you have any students in your life, give them a high-five for saving you some bucks, because the sales this month are all about school. Even if you don’t need to get school-related items, you have so many opportunities to get a deal on essentials (think office supplies and organization tools for your home).
Here are the states that give working moms their best chances at earning what they are truly worth, while not paying more than they should on housing costs and childcare.
It may feel like prices are rising across the board, but the month of July offers a discount oasis for shoppers who know where to look and when to buy. Indeed, with some strategic shopping, you can beat the overall price hikes. Use the following list as a guide, and get the most bang for your buck during one of the hottest months of the year.
We tend to choose which state to live in based on our job, or our spouse’s job, or where we grew up. But maybe our gender should play a guiding role in this decision. Think about it: most women feel they are getting the shaft regarding how much they are paid as compared to men, and they have needs that don’t apply to men as much (gynecological care and access to certain kinds of jobs).
Summer is just about here, but try to stop yourself from running out and buying a new patio set or grill just yet. Anything that’s in high demand (like bathing suits) will also be higher in price. Those who are willing to wait until after the Fourth of July for their summer items can spend their funds more wisely on the following items this month.
Are you one of those people who don’t like to stay in one place for a long time? Do you dislike the concept of working more than two years for the same company because you want to keep your options open? Do you avoid buying furniture because it’s too much of a pain to move?
When you get past the final exams and finally receive your diploma, reality will set in hard. You’re about to enter the real world, where all the bills in the mail will have your name on it and all the major decisions that affect your life fall onto your shoulders – including where to get a job and where to live.
Here’s one thing they don’t teach you in college: Where you live that first year after earning your diploma sets the tone for your post-education life. You may not live there for long, but chances are you’ll live there much longer than you think. It’s where you’ll get your first real job and where you’ll be sent your first round of student loan bills.
When you’re young, the world seems like your oyster. You don’t have wrinkles, your knees don’t creak, and your whole life is ahead of you. What you don’t have is much in the way of finances, except a lot of student loans and maybe some credit card debt.