It was the tweet heard around the world. OK, it may have only reached the fringes of the personal finance world. I’ve mentioned controversial tweets before, but last week another tweet touting the same “unrealistic” savings benchmarks pissed people off again: And again, all the defeatist replies made me sad as hell: “That’s cute that you […]
Are Cash Back Sites Sketchy, or an Underrated Way to Save Money?
Call me late to the game, but I used to dismiss cash back sites. Answering endless surveys and playing games to earn $5? No thank you. Somehow getting “free money” back to online shop? Yeah right. Rakuten, Swagbucks, Upromise. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these names. Somehow they reward you with cash back […]
How to Be Spontaneous Without Wrecking Your Budget
I recently realized that I don’t like to tell people no. Wear navy blue and black together? YES. Eat mochi before dinner? YES. Go out on New Year’s Eve, even though I’m already in my sweatpants? YES. I even have a soft spot in my heart for that cheesy Jim Carrey movie, “Yes Man.” So […]
We Tried a Cash-Only Diet for Food. Here’s What Happened.
Last month I lied to my husband to try to save more money. He’s the type of person who will jump in feet first and support you 120% if you have a goal you want to achieve. So when I told him I wanted to do a cash-only experiment for February, he was all in. […]
The Creative Way I Bought an Affordable Home in Los Angeles
*If there’s one money topic I don’t have firsthand experience in, it’s real estate. As a New Yorker, buying an apartment is not for me. So I asked my friend to write about her experience buying a home in Los Angeles, another pricey market. I’m all about thinking creatively to get what you want, and […]
2017 Goals Recap: Did I Really Crush It?
Everyone’s in goal mode right now. We’re never more motivated and hopeful than we are this week. The future is looking bright. I’ve got my shiny list of 2018 goals just like everyone else. But before I dive into future goals and resolutions, I think it’s important to look at something else first: How well […]
How I Ditched My YOLO Lifestyle and Got My Finances on Track in Just One Year
*Today I’m excited to share a truly inspiring guest post from my friend Kate at Making It Rain.* Like many millennials, YOLO was her mantra, but she had a come-to-Jesus moment, and is now rocking her money after just one year. If you’ve ever felt like you wanted to read about money from someone who […]