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About Erin Lowry

Erin is the founder of, where she uses sarcasm and humor to explain basic financial concepts to her fellow millennials. Erin lives and works in New York City. She's developed quite the knack for finding deals and free events. Connect with Erin on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

How to earn extra cash for the holidays

From presents, wrapping paper and greeting cards to decorations, food and travel, the cost of holiday cheer can quickly add up. Before you know it, you’ve blown through your budget  – and may even be experiencing some buyer’s remorse about all those strands of twinkle lights you bought. But, hold on! There is good news! This year can […]

Top Money-Saving Tips for College Graduates

A few months ago the thought of walking across that commencement stage may have left you feeling anxious with anticipation over the prospect of leaving your protected college bubble. And now, as you’re quickly becoming acclimated with the “real world”, there’s a good chance you’re sporting your best grown-up outfit and hoping if you dress […]

Millennials and debt — a shift in mindset

Millennials are special – and not just because we were all raised getting gold stars. The generation is refusing to adhere to the American society’s traditional checklist of life events. This is partly thanks to the average graduate’s $30,000 of student loans. It’s also due to a shift in mindset towards debt and how to […]

4 Financial Tips College Seniors Should Know

Senior year! It’s what you’ve been working towards since that first day of kindergarten – or at least what your parents have been thinking about. Senior year of undergrad is also the last time you really get to delay maturity and live in the protective bubble of college (grad school just isn’t the same). Even […]

6 Common Small Business Tax Deductions

Tax deductions are a great benefit for the average taxpayer, but they can bring even greater tax benefits to a small business owner, contractor or freelancer. Expensing business costs can help reduce taxes so you can put more money toward building your empire.

Insurance Considerations for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Taking the leap to becoming a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business owner is huge. If you’ve recently done it, congratulations! There is no doubt you have a long to-do list, but you need to make sure getting insurance is a high priority. While becoming your own boss has many perks, it often also means leaving […]

What to Do with Your Side Hustle Income

A side hustle (or side gig or freelance job) can help people achieve financial goals and obtain a level of job security. Developing a second skill set to bring in money can not only help you build a nest egg in addition to your current salary, but also give you an income stream if you […]

Money-Saving Tips for Wedding Season (When You’re the Guest)

Receiving wedding invitations is exciting – the first two or three times. (Other than bills, it’s really the only way you receive snail mail anymore). But once you get four (or more!) wedding invites per season, the financial burden starts to add up. With multiple weddings in a short period of time come numerous expenses. […]

3 Hacks to Pay down Student Loan Debt Faster and with Less Interest

A few years ago a co-worker of mine suddenly proclaimed, “Well that can’t be right!” Naturally assuming she meant something to do with work, a few of us turned around and inquired what she was talking about. “I just did the math and I think that my husband and I have paid $50,000 in interest […]