I write about personal finance, credit cards and debt, saving, budgeting, money, insurance, retirement, investing, loans, pets, careers, freelancing, small business, and productivity.
Canada is calling to some Americans like a siren song.
When it comes to money goals, let’s face it: What you want to do and what you actually do can be two wildly different things.
When graphic designer Kate Bingaman-Burt noticed her credit card debt piling up a few years back, she knew exactly what she had to do to get out of this hole she’d dug for herself: draw her statements.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some money in the bank? An emergency fund relieves stress by allowing you to handle life’s curve balls as they happen.
A recipe for buying and renovating on a tight budget
I like making friends in unusual ways. I once made a friend in college by approaching him at the dining hall and asking him what he thought about color.
A few months ago, I was at a free trial day at a coworking space in downtown L.A. when my friend Aaron friend dropped in.
So you’re dead set on saving. You’ve created a new budget, listed the amounts and deadlines for each savings goal, and feel a glowing sense of satisfaction as you jot it all down in your bullet journal.
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.
When I transitioned to full-time freelancer a few years ago, I felt a jumble of excitement and nervousness.
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.