It’s been a while since a money diary has been posted on the blog, but today I have a super special guest post money diary from my boyfriend! I’ve alluded to our finance dates, but it’s pretty cool seeing the breakdown of how our spending differs. It was really enlightening for me to see his… Read More Money Diaries: Boyfriend Edition!
Retirement is a funny thing. Especially to a young person. It’s so far away it just seems completely out of character as a young person excited about the next 40 years to think about the 40 years after that. As a twisted turn of fate, it also turns out that the earlier you start, the… Read More The Millennial’s Guide To Drafting Retirement (The Earlier You Start, The Lazier You Get To Be!)
With another Thanksgiving in the books, it seems like it’s now straight on to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas (or what’s left of it after holiday shopping and deal hunting took it over). But I don’t want to move on too quickly from Thanksgiving! I have tons and tons to be grateful of, but… Read More What I’m (Financially) Thankful For This Year
Think of the last time you spent money on something. A meal, a watch, toilet paper, an apartment. How did you come to justify paying what you ended up paying for it? Did you justify it at all? Did you begrudgingly pay more than you thought it was worth? Or did you high five yourself… Read More Question Your Values, Save Some Money
Investing is scary. Many of us don’t have the stomach to see market fluctuations, corrections, and worst of all…crashes. The 2008 Financial Crisis looms heavily in our minds. In 2008, I had just entered college, and I didn’t know a lick about investing. I didn’t even hear my parents talk about it much in relation… Read More How I Slowly Crawled My Way Into Investing
If you’ve been following this blog for a while and have read any of my Money Diaries, you’ll know I take Uber all the time. When I first moved from New York to San Francisco, the first thing I noticed was the difference in the availability of public transit. Unlike New York, the bus, rail,… Read More How I Save Hundreds On Uber With Ride Pass
Most of us have probably heard someone say “credit cards are evil”. We’ve heard people say credit card interest is dangerous. We’ve heard not paying off your credit card in full is a surefire way to spend added thousands for the privilege of spending money we don’t have. I hear stories of people in crazy… Read More How Much Money Do You Really Lose To Credit Card Interest?
Monday 8:30 AM: Very tired from last night’s climbing adventure despite going to bed early-ish. No coffee shop, no blogging, just a whole lot of hitting the snooze button. $0 9:00 AM: Carpool into the city. $1 9:30 AM: Get into the city a bit early. End up grabbing a New Orlean’s Ice Coffee from… Read More Money Diaries: October Week 3
Last week, I posted my story of how I moved to New York with less than $1000. While this was undoubtedly one of the least responsible decisions I’ve ever made, I learned and grew a lot. I wanted to get this post up last week, but there was honestly just so much to reflect on.… Read More Lessons From Moving to NYC Unemployed
I’ve never addressed the circumstances of my move to New York. I’ve rudely kept all you lovely readers waiting with my bare little NYC page in the menu above. I’ve avoided writing the story of how I moved to New York because it’s long winded. A lot happened. And not much of it makes sense… Read More Moving To New York City With Less Than $1000 (The Dire Circumstance That Turned Me Into A Saver)