Tips to Cut Commuting Costs

Your job is the engine that drives your earnings, your financial plan, and your personal growth. The process of simply getting there, however, can be a bit of a balancing act: how far away is your workplace from where you live? How much time do you…

Managing Student Loan Debt

May is a good time of year for moving forward: apart from the emergence of persistent sunshine and the occasion of your intrepid blogger’s birthday, it is also the time of year that thousands of university graduates will complete their degrees and begin their journeys…

Personal Finance Advice for Couples

Fact of life: interpersonal relationships are crazy. They’re incredibly rewarding, but take a great deal of work to figure out. They’re a risk. They’re an investment. And they can pay off huge dividends… or occasionally go bust. One of the more notable parts of a…

Real-World Personal Finance Stories

We’ve talked about a lot of important principles over the last few months here at the Progressa Blog: paying yourself first. Setting solid, achievable goals. Breaking down your strategy for beating debt into smaller steps. Tracking your spending with tools both digital and analog, and…

Dealing with Collections Agency Pressures

Realistically, at one or more points in life some of us will have incurred a troublesome debt that we’ve had trouble paying off. One of the most trying parts of the process that starts when you begin to strategize and plan your way out of…

Planning for a Financial Emergency

It’s understandable that most people don’t like to envision worst-case scenarios. But the fact is: they do happen. Whether it’s a natural disaster, a military conflict, a tragic accident or a political upheaval, emergencies are the kind of things we would wish on no one,…