I was looking at a fireworks display yesterday and all I could think was, Wow, fireworks are the perfect money-wasting metaphor. People are LITERALLY blowing up their cash for this fleeting enjoyment that LITERALLY disappears as smoke into the dark night. The analogy is too perfect, really. Especially because I’m certain that not everyone who’s buying […]
I am here, right now, because I want to to talk about freedom. I don’t give two sh*ts and a bitcoin ’bout talking about money for money’s sake, but I do love to talk about financial health and how it ultimately pertains to your freedom. (And my freedom! That’s why I started this blog.) According to […]
Okay, I admit it! I was initially drawn to Dolly Parton because of the way she looks. Specifically, her clothes. I loved (and still love) the sequin-embroidered jumpsuits with bell bottoms so wide they could smuggle a child, rainbow-beaded fringe, head-to-toe embellished denim, and skyscraping blonde curls. “The higher the hair, the closer to God!” […]
Originally published on CareerContessa.com. I drove away from that office building one last time, blasting Florence and the Machine and pumping a small fist out the car window, my chair still spinning back at my freshly vacated desk. In four days, I would be on the road to South America to travel for an open-ended […]
Recently, a friend told me her crazy story about getting into credit card debt. Luckily, Megan* had also just received some family money and was able to wipe out her longstanding balance. It could happen to anyone—witness how easily Megan found herself swamped by a monthly payment. To learn from her story and avoid her […]
If you have student loans, you’ve probably chewed on the idea of refinancing those bad doggies—and wondered where to get the best new rate (SoFi ain’t the only show in town). Or maybe you’re curious about income-driven repayment or forgiveness. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one place you could go and type in […]
Most everyone struggles to save enough. This is understandable because spending money is awesome and saving money is boring. Like I’ve admitted before, I most definitely do! I’m drawn to spending money like a wild raccoon to ripe trash. If you’re naturally like me, I have a solution that will help you save. If you haven’t […]
Originally published on Career Contessa. (Please click the link for Career Contessa’s original, edited version. Paragraphs below altered from the original.) In our houses and apartments, we store stuff in a million clever places and ways. Drawers overflow with doodads and there are vases and wicker baskets, not to mention garages, closets, and shabby chic armoires. […]
Want to know something that will piss you off? Women end up with a SHIT-TON less money than men when they retire–around 50% less. We’re often told that it’s because women save less. Turns out, that’s not true. In fact, women save more, as a percentage of our salaries, than our male counterparts. Read that again: […]
Originally published on Popsugar. We live in a time when we can switch up our lives a lot. I’m 32 years old, and across the arc of my adulthood I’ve changed out each of the following four times: Boyfriends (eight-month max-out), hair colors (platinum blonde, really? With this faint yet still very black mustache?), and […]
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