I started writing this weeks ago, but then I got self-conscious and decided to scrap it. Doubts told me that this story wasn’t worth talking about. Because $58k is an absurd amount of money for a single person with no real responsibilities. Even in New York City. At least to me. And wouldn’t that be […]
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. […]
My Student Loan Story Was Lame: How I’d Pay It Off Now
Confession: My student loan story is boring. It took me seven years to pay off 17k in student loan debt. Seven whole years. That’s a little over $200 paid per month. Meanwhile I get whiplash by so many awe-inspiring debt payoff stories like this or this. See? My story is unsexy in comparison. The $200 didn’t […]