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 Just Spent $3,000 in Three Weeks. Here’s How I’m Dealing With It.
Expensive things are happening at Chateau de Luxe. Let me count the ways: on November 2nd, at exactly 9am, my husband snagged us a coveted dinner reservation for $367. In late October, I bought two tickets to a money conference for $378. And if you’ve noticed I’ve been quiet on social media lately, it’s because […]
Clueless About Saving? Here Are Seven Steps to Start.
If you think about it, personal finance is kind of obvious: Spend less than you earn, then invest the rest. Boom, done. But obvious doesn’t automatically equal action. If so, I think we’d all be pretty rich already. Most of our financial scripts are learned through the people around us: people on TV, our friends, […]
I Wasn’t a Born Saver, Here’s How I Learned
When I was in my early 20s, I thought I was invincible. Twice my peers tried to scare me into getting a 401k or a Roth IRA. “Don’t you want to not work when you’re old?” But they were promptly ignored. “Getting old doesn’t happen to people like me, therefore, I do not have to […]
How I Bought a Canada Goose Jacket and Saved $215
*Updated November 2018. This post contains affiliate links.* Canada Goose jackets don’t come cheap. When I bought mine in 2014, it retailed for $595. Today, it’s selling for a whopping $895. Holy crap. With prices like these, and the fact that they never on sale, it’s natural to wonder: how does everyone afford these??? Today […]
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 […]
Five Things I’m Cheap As Hell About
People tell you to spend your money on what you love. This is solid advice. As you know, I have no problem paying more for clothes that make me feel like me. Zach from Four Pillar Freedom has spent $400 on Chipotle this year because he loves it. Millennial Money Diaries, despite the common advice […]