Penguin Thoughts

Your money-saving prodigy penguin writes

Penguin Thoughts

Your money-saving prodigy penguin writes

Charlie ❤️ Costco and so should you

  When a new person joins our team at Charlie, we all celebrate. There are lots of little...

Featured Posts

Featured Posts

Want to Save? Tap Into Your Inner Saving Super Powers

  When it comes to being Number 1 at anything — whether it’s at laser tag, table tennis, or hot dog eating contests — you’ll need to harness your natural strengths. The same goes for saving money. If you want to be an ace at cutting down on your spending, lean in on...

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What to Do When You Miss a Paycheck

  You’ve finally got a handle on your budgeting and then the unexpected happens… your paycheck is late. If the thought is already sending you into a downward spiral, hold up. Yes, missing a paycheck is a less than ideal situation, but you need to have an action plan...

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8 Steps to Filing Your Taxes Like a Pro

Adulting is hard and filing your own taxes is just one more thing to tackle. The upside? If you’ve been relying on your parents, or haven’t had to file before, this experience will be a big boost to your financial knowledge. While the tax code is no joke, if you...

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When Deals Aren’t Really Deals

Mega annual sales. Buy one get one free deals. Free shipping if you spend X. It’s far too easy to get enticed by a supposed bargain, thinking that you’ll save some beans. It’s only after you’ve made the purchase that you learn the juice just ain’t worth the squeeze....

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Your Guide to Overcoming Debt Shame

  Ugh, the dreaded "D" word. It's more unpleasant to bring up one's debt situation than a significant other (or lack thereof) or problems at work. There's certainly a jumble of emotions that come with debt: anger, resentment, and anxiety, for starters. But here's the...

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Are you Suffering from a Debt Hangover?

  Yup, the holidays are the time when you can get overboard (in every sense of the word). Who can resist shiny bobbles, Christmas markets and an adorable pair of shoes you'll wear to a holiday party? Next thing you know, you've swiped your credit card too many times...

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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

Want to Save? Tap Into Your Inner Saving Super Powers

  When it comes to being Number 1 at anything — whether it’s at laser tag, table tennis, or hot dog eating contests — you’ll need to harness your natural strengths. The same goes for saving money. If you want to be an ace at cutting down on your spending, lean in on...

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Can Staying in Hostels Help You Travel in Style?

  Hostels tend to get a bad rap: dim lighting, smelly backpackers, or even cockroaches all over the place. When I first started traveling as an adult — I’m not going to admit how old I am because this was back in the day when they issued paper airline tickets — I...

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What to Do When You Miss a Paycheck

  You’ve finally got a handle on your budgeting and then the unexpected happens… your paycheck is late. If the thought is already sending you into a downward spiral, hold up. Yes, missing a paycheck is a less than ideal situation, but you need to have an action plan...

read more

8 Steps to Filing Your Taxes Like a Pro

Adulting is hard and filing your own taxes is just one more thing to tackle. The upside? If you’ve been relying on your parents, or haven’t had to file before, this experience will be a big boost to your financial knowledge. While the tax code is no joke, if you...

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Break the Taboo: 5 Ways to Get Comfy with Money

  We all need it. We all want it. And yet, we totally struggle to talk about it: money. While millennials do a bit better job than their predecessors breaking the money taboo, they’re still inclined to chat more about politics and mental health than their debt or 401k...

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How Your Side Hustle Could Be Costing You $

Having a side hustle can be a great way to pay off debt and have more cash to do what you love. But beware: many side hustles have costs -- some obvious, some hidden-- that will eat at your profits. Every penny you spend on expenses is one less you can put toward your...

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8 Ways to Stop Impulse Shopping

  Raise your hand if you’ve gone into Target just to buy a pack of toilet paper and left with a full basket of stuff.   Hey, we’ve all been there. It’s fine to make light of it all (I mean it does make for some great Target run memes, amiright?) but when it comes time...

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Charlie ❤️ Costco and so should you

  When a new person joins our team at Charlie, we all celebrate. There are lots of little surprises in store for Day 1 and I won’t ruin them here. I will only share one: we take each new team member to a very special lunch… at the Costco food court. That’s right, we...

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