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Flashback several years ago to my last relationship. The guy I was dating at the time wasn’t open to discussing his “numbers.”
Budgeting can be just as personal as say, decorating your home or planning a wedding reception.
It’s your friend’s birthday. And of course, because she never worries about figuring out ways to save money at a bar, she picks the new bar downtown.
Turning a long-time hobby or side gig into a successful venture is no easy feat. It takes guts, laser-focus and a commitment to doing whatever it takes to advance the business.
As someone who is lazy when it comes to managing my money, I abhor traditional budgeting and am picky with the tools and apps I use to up my financial game. But there is one thing I’m a huge fan of and can certainly vouch for, and that’s automating.
Ah, love and money. The sad truth is that while money is a bedrock of stability and happiness in a marriage, many couples find it far easier to discuss topics of faith and politics, and avoid talking about finances altogether.
When you think of an artist, you probably think starving and broke. That’s not the case for Katherine Kean. This fine artist managed to achieve financial independence in her 40s with a successful business and savvy investments.
As a Los Angeles native, I’ve learned to gauge how I should feel about the City of Angels by the endless fresh crops of transplants. It really is a land of second chances, an urban playground with perennial sunshine. And to me, it’s just home.
So you’ve netted a tax refund — congrats! For 2015 taxes, the average tax refund was $3,218, to be exact. That’s quite a wad of cash
Selling crafty projects on Etsy, pitching creative skills on Fiverr or picking up jobs through TaskRabbit may require skills we don’t have (or work we don’t really want to do).
A recipe for buying and renovating on a tight budget
You just might be scratching your head. Creative people? Managing money?
Ah, roommates. While it’s great to have someone to split the rent with, those convos about paying the rent and how to split the bills can be tricky.
When you’re in your 20s and 30s, investing may not be exactly top of mind.