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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 […]
I once had a lazy landlord who made us vet prospective roommates, which meant awkwardly asking people for their credit report. While I vaguely knew that my “credit was checked” whenever I applied for an apartment, it didn’t become real until I was asked to assess a person’s worthiness based on a bunch of stats. […]
When we found out our friends were getting married across the Atlantic, I, forever the maximizer, thought to myself: while we’re in the UK, might as well hop to another European city, right? After the wedding, instead of heading straight home to New York City, we’re stopping in southern Portugal to relax for a few […]
It seems cliche, but there’s something about the start of a new year that makes you get off your butt and do things. Especially those heinous financial tasks you’ve been putting off forever. And when I say ‘you’ I really mean me. Even though my husband and I don’t have standard debt, and have a […]