Budget Weddings: Five Dresses Under $500 You Can Buy Right Now

Budget wedding dresses

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve set myself up for a personal finance fail: planning my wedding in New York City. Warning: Since I’m knee-deep in navigating the wedding industry and how it affects money, I can’t help it—I’m going to be oversharing my thoughts in the next few months. If this will annoy you, then you […]

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Saving Half My Income on Less Than a Six-Figure Salary

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Everyone in New York is richer than you. Or so it seems. Take today, for example: on my way to work I made note of all the usual signs of wealth. The latest Gucci fur mules on the subway. Twenty-three-year-old co-workers living alone in the Meatpacking district. Facebook friends posting pictures of dinners from Eleven Madison […]

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How I Moved to New York City and What I Spent the First Three Months

Times Square

Google ‘moving to New York City’ and you’ll come across many people who wonder, “Can I afford to move there?” In the forums or blog comments you’ll be met with the same warnings: “The average studio apartment costs $3,875. There’s no way I can afford that.” “My salary’s nowhere CLOSE to $100,000 a year. I’m […]

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And So It Begins

Hello Beautiful

Hey, I’m The Luxe Strategist, a scrappy 30-something living in tree-lined, brownstone-y Brooklyn with my partner. If you haven’t read my ‘About’ yet, check it out. By day, I work in digital advertising, scheming to get creatives to submit their work on time. By night, I’m strategizing how to get clothes I love for less, […]

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