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Jessica Easto

Jessica Easto

Jessica Easto is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Her primary areas of expertise include personal finance, risk management, and small business. Her book Craft Coffee: A Manual teaches you how to make cafe-quality coffee at home on a budget.

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Save Money by Making These Foods at Home

Need to cut down on your budget? Start with your grocery bill.

Posted on: January 30, 2020


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Is Layaway a Good Idea?

Layaway may seem like the loan of the past, but it is in fact, making a comeback. But is it a good one?

Posted on: December 27, 2019


Cryptocurrency 101: The Risk vs. Reward

The stock market is confusing enough. Now people are talking about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and other types of confusing money terms. Is this a real-world way to make money?

Posted on: October 31, 2019


The 101 on Health Savings Accounts

An HSA can help you avoid going into debt over unexpected medical expenses. Learn how they work and how they can boost both your savings and take-home pay.

Posted on: October 18, 2019


3 Common Mistakes Side Hustlers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

You work hard for your money. Avoid these oversights to make sure your side gig or freelance job is working for you and not the other way around.

Posted on: October 07, 2019


Are You Drowning in Water Bill Expenditures?

Water bills are on the rise. Here's how you can cut your consumption and in turn, your utility costs.

Posted on: October 04, 2019


Libraries: A Broke Person’s Best Friend 

If you’re suffering from bad credit, here’s a place that will lend to you for free.

Posted on: October 02, 2019


3 Essential Tips for Avoiding Surprise Medical Costs (Even When You Have Health Insurance)

Are you familiar with the basic costs affiliated with your health care plan? Here are some basics to help you avoid an unexpected bill.

Posted on: September 20, 2019


Budget-Friendly Activities for Fall

It’s still possible to live you best life when money is tight. Here are three ways to save this fall and still have fun.

Posted on: September 16, 2019


Were You Affected by the Equifax Data Breach? 

Your credit may be at risk. Learn more about the impact of this epic data breach.

Posted on: September 12, 2019