Author: Michelle McGuinness

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How to get rid of your debt for good

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Americans have debt, and lots of it. Consumer debt has been growing for years. Last year, the figure approached a staggering $14 trillion. A lot of that debt …

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Historic homes in every state that you can buy right now

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Do you dream of living in a piece of history? Historic homes are on the market throughout the country, from rustic former farmhouses to red brick …

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27 facts about Sept. 11 you may not know

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When a hijacked American Airlines flight struck the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, life for many Americans …

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24 easy ways to save money at college

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It’s the start of a new semester. That means new classes, new books, and, unfortunately, new bills. But hey, nothing in life is free, right? From …

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What’s my borrowing limit for student loans?

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More than half of young adults who enter college take on debt to do so. The bulk of this debt is student loans, according to the Federal …

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Are these the coolest jobs in the world?

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The 9-to-5 grind isn’t for everyone, but striking out on your own can be daunting, particularly if you’re trying to parlay a particular passion into a …

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93 weird facts you may not believe are true

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The world is weird, as are people and even animals. From laws about tying up your giraffe in Atlanta to a precious metal lurking in your …

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39 surprising facts you may not know about marijuana

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  More and more U.S. states are legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational uses. The latest, Illinois, legalized recreational marijuana when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the …

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18 extra benefits your Costco membership gets you

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If you’re a Costco member you already know how good the savings can be. But you might be missing out on even more perks that can …

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35 things you probably didn’t know about cats

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Think you know everything there is to know about cats? Test your knowledge with these 35 weird, cute, gross and just plain wild cat facts. Image …