The internet makes me anxious but I can’t step away

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have become so used to having the internet at my fingertips that I sometimes find myself mindlessly scrolling social media for hours, regardless of how I’m feeling. It’s a never-ending cycle: As soon as I put my phone down, I quickly pick it back up again. This has had an incredibly detrimental … Read more

U.S. economy doesn’t look as good as GDP suggests

The U.S. economy grew at a seemingly snappy pace in the waning months of 2022, but it appears to have gotten off to a tepid start in the new year. The first batch of reports on the health of the economy in the first quarter suggest the U.S. could even contract again. Gross domestic product, … Read more

Wondering how to save money or how to buy a house? Single mom shares budgeting, credit card tips

One single mom is sharing how “credit card fasting” worked for her, helping her go from living paycheck to paycheck, to buying a home. Credit card debt is easy to pile on, but hard to pay off. For Lisa Samalonis, it was the key to rebuild her life after divorce. “It was very important for … Read more

Female Personal Finance Influencers to Look Out For

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus. HCM Design Over the past few years, more and more people are getting involved in the personal finance niche. Influencers are popping up left and right to support individuals in their debt free or early retirement … Read more

Learn to set boundaries—it will help you reach your financial goals

While setting boundaries around money can sometimes be a daunting task, doing so can help put you on the path to financial wellness. If you struggle with setting (and sticking to) financial boundaries, there’s no better time than the start of a new year to get into the habit. What are financial boundaries?   “Money boundaries … Read more

Officials push for deeper scrutiny of racial bias in home-appraisal process and JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances. So how are they holding up? The bank results come a day after December inflation data showed more signs of easing. Read More The stock market will be … Read more

The housing market is showing signs of ‘normalizing’ and IRS says ‘Tax Day’ will be different this year — put these important tax dates on your calendar

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. IRS says ‘Tax Day’ will be different this year — put these important tax dates on your calendar Two thirds of households received income-tax refunds last year, IRS statistics show. Read More U.S. mortgage rates slip, giving some relief to homebuyers The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at … Read more

Homeowners spent up to $6,000 average on repairs, maintenance in 2022

Minerva Studio | Istock | Getty Images Some expenses that go with homeownership can often be unpredictable — and costly. Last year, homeowners spent an average of $6,000 on maintenance and repairs, according to a recent report from insurance firm Hippo. A separate study from home services website Angi that measured similar 2022 costs shows … Read more

What to expect in 2023

No one can be certain what the new year will bring for rents and home prices. But those who study the markets say renters have the most to look forward to as prices slowly drop nationwide.”My goal is to basically have a budget and stick to it,” Hallema Harlow, an Orlando resident, said. For so … Read more