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

5 Lessons from Lola: A Money Retreat for Strong Women

  What do you get when you fill a room with 50-plus, money-focused females from all walks of life — from all parts of the country, all professions, ages, socioeconomic status, knowledge of personal finance — in a positive, intimate environment? Pure magic. The third...

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Build an Emergency Fund: Avoid Financial Disaster

  Life’s usually pretty amazing. But when it throws an emergency at you, can your wallet handle it? According to a recent study by the Urban Institute, nearly 22 percent of adults struggled to cover a $400 unexpected expense. Folks ages 18-34 were hit the hardest and...

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Why You Need Visual Goals For Your Finances

  Let’s talk money goals. What are yours? If you have a big, audacious financial goal, it can seem really overwhelming — maybe you’re wondering how you can keep yourself motivated, or how to tackle the goal in the first place. What if there’s a fun way to do it that...

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Staycation: Half the Cost, All the Fun

  Are you dreaming about an exotic spring break party in a land far away, but don’t have the dough to fund it? Fear not -- luxury travel isn’t as far out of reach as you may think! But if you still can’t swing it because of work or otherwise, you can have an amazing...

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Newly Single? How to Financially Get Over Your Ex

Breakups are painful and confusing. All of a sudden, your life is completely different and you now need to deal with everything on your own -- including financial matters. Even though your heart is bruised and mind is dazed, you need to take charge of your money and...

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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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Recent Posts

Recent Posts

5 Lessons from Lola: A Money Retreat for Strong Women

  What do you get when you fill a room with 50-plus, money-focused females from all walks of life — from all parts of the country, all professions, ages, socioeconomic status, knowledge of personal finance — in a positive, intimate environment? Pure magic. The third...

read more

Why You Need Visual Goals For Your Finances

  Let’s talk money goals. What are yours? If you have a big, audacious financial goal, it can seem really overwhelming — maybe you’re wondering how you can keep yourself motivated, or how to tackle the goal in the first place. What if there’s a fun way to do it that...

read more

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...

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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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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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