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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]