Monday, February 23, 2015

What you need to know for Financial AId

Financial aid can be a little tricky manner to maneuver. I know because I worked at my school's financial aid office helping students get answers about financial aid. So whether you're an incoming freshman, a senior looking for a little bit of help anywhere inbetween, this little rundown will help answer your basic questions about financial aid.

The number one thing you need to know about financial aid is the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, or the  FAFSA. This is the application that can can be filled out online or through the mail to apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Unsubsized Stafford Loans, and Subsidized Stafford Loans. You can learn the difference about each below.
Note: If filling out online, make sure that the website has is 


Grants are basically free money and you do not have to pay these back. The one that most college students know of is the Federal Pell Grant, which is awarded to students when they apply for federal aid and is based on income. By filling out the FAFSA, your school can also match you up with other grants based on your income.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Best Ways to Use your Tax Refund

One of the best things about the new year for most of us would have to be tax season. While you're anxiously waiting for those W2s to land in the mailbox, you should always start planning on smart ways to use your tax money. Here area few ideas that will put your money to good use. 

Save it

Not all of your money has to go into the bank, but setting aside money for a rainy day is a great idea. suggests putting up to 20% of your income towards your savings. This savings could be towards a new car, home, or even the start of an emergency fund. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

My Lovely Dress From eShakti + eShakti Discount For Our Readers

Every girl needs a black dress in her closet. I will admit I'm one of the few girls who lack a black dress, but that change after I purchase a black lace dress from eShakti. eShakti is an online woman's fashion company that offers sizes 0-36W and custom clothing. When I purchase my dress I selected my measurements and, the shipping only took a few days. I was happy the dress arrived before Thanksgiving.  My family and friends loved the dress, which brighten my Thanksgiving. The dress is made with lace material and lately  I've been obsessed with dresses made with lace. A dress is not the only thing you can purchase from, on the site there are gorgeous skirts, jackets and shirts to choose.

Monday, November 17, 2014

EASY Tips for a smoother Thanksgiving & Black Friday for Workers

While everyone is preparing for Black Friday sales and stuffing themselves with turkey, retail workers everywhere have to rup themsekves from family and friends and work behind the register today. Sadly, this year I am going to be one of them. Again. Of course not working on Thanksgiving or Black Friday isn't always bad, but there are a few things shoppers can do to make these next few days a little better. 

Don't apogize t i us

I'm so sorry you have to work on Thanksgiving/Black Friday- No. Stop this. If you were really sorry you wouldn't be shopping today. We don't want to hear it. 

Be patient
You came out to shop on one the busiest days of the holiday season, so of course there will be endless lines. Don't rush us to do our jobs. Do not scream at us when prices do not ring up correctly. We're under enough stress and pressure as it is, so please don't make it worse. 

Read the coupon
And read them throughly. There are price points that need to be met and exclusions that will apply and knowing these BEFORE you get to the register will save us all some time and a migraine.

Don't mess up what we cleaned up

Seriously, this is probably the most frustrating thing about retail work. Yes, we are paid to straighten and fold clothes but that does not mean you have to give us a mess to clean up. Looking for a large in a stack of tees? Pick through the clothes and check the size on the label. You don't have to unfold everything to see what size it is or what you need . And if you accidentally knock over a stack something, pick it uo please.

Overall be a nice person

We are humans. Many of us don't have a choice on whether or not to work today, since not showing up will mean waiting in the unemployment line Monday. So be considerate, and make this day less stressful thn it already will be.

Swagbucks update

Shannah wrote about Swagbucks and how it can save you money with giftcards, and this is just a little follow up on how I have been using it. And no, this is not a sponsored post, just a little insight to a program that we have both benefited from.

Just as a reminder, Swagbucks is an online website that lets you trade in watch videos, play games, take surveys and more to earn swagbucks. One swagbuck is equivalent to $.01, and you can trade them in for giftcards to Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Paypal, and more. 
Spoils from my first Walmart with Swagbucks and coupons. Only spent $10.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hottie On The Look Out: Elliot Knight

My dream guy

This hottie on the look out is way overdue. Out of all the previous hotties Elliot Knight may very well be the best for me. The things I like about him are his age, he's only three years older than me, his birthday, he's born July 10 while I'm born July 2, so we're both cancers. I also like his smile, hair, skin color, the list goes on with this guy.  Let's not forget his name. My Knight and shining armor came to rescue me. Did I forget to mention he's British, I always wanted to date a British guy. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Having a Cancelled Class Is Not All Fun in Games

Imagine your professor decides to cancel class for the first time in the semester. You feel excited because maybe you can sleep in later, or go home earlier. Now, imagine if that same professor teaches two of your classes. You guess it, you now have two cancelled classes. You are even more excited by the thought of doing nothing. All of sudden, your professor cancel classes for two weeks. For two weeks you only have two classes to go to, both are easy classes. Then reality starts to sit in, you realize that there is nothing to do. You've done all the things you needed to do from sleeping in, going home early, and staying up late watching shows on Netflix. This very thing happen to me. I was so happy about the cancelled classes, but I soon became bored. Here are some of the things I've done during this boring time.

    Playing Kim Kardashian's Hollywood