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Somehow it’s been drilled into our heads that credit cards are the absolute worst and should be avoided at all costs. And for some, the thought of having more than one credit card is like opening up Pandora’s Box. I realized just how powerful this narrative is last December when my husband and I met […]
Last August I asked my mom if she wanted to go to Hawaii. She quickly shook her head no, “Too expensive.” “Don’t worry about the money, Mom. I’ll take care of the tickets,” I told her. A few weeks later, I booked four flights worth $3,800 for only $45. As I’m writing this right now, […]
Travel hacking is not for the faint of heart. I recently booked first-class seats using my points for “free”, but make no mistake, it definitely wasn’t free. It cost me my time. I spent at least 10 minutes every day for several weeks searching for those seats. While I think it was worth it, not […]
A few months ago, out of curiosity, I decided to look up the cash price of our upcoming honeymoon flights. $6,989?! Multiply that by two because my husband’s also coming on the honeymoon (duh). So, almost $14,000 total. And at the risk of sounding like a jerk, the flights would be even more expensive since […]
Inspired by the Man Repeller and Refinery29 money diaries, I thought it’d be fun to see what happens when I track my spending for a weekend. Although I’m conscious about my overall spending, I’m at a point where I don’t feel the need to review purchases line by line. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room […]
As an antidote to my last consumerist post, today I’m back to basics with thoughts and feelings. And what’s more basic than the thoughts that pop into your head? Specifically, how you think about money. Because personal finance is never just about doing math or following the right steps or developing enough willpower. I don’t know […]
*Our trip was six months ago, so this post is egregiously delinquent, but there always was another post that seemed more timely. Now that winter is around the corner, and the travel bug is starting to kick in, it feels right for a little spring dreaming.* Our spring Italy trip was built around a deal […]