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 […]
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 […]
The Best Money I’ve Ever Spent
I’m all about saving money, but I also think money’s meant to be spent. My money philosophy is simple: as long as you’re meeting your financial goals, then you can do whatever you want with the rest. Even if it’s something “frivolous” like a $300 dinner. So, I’m not afraid to spend money. But how […]
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 […]
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 […]