How Do Millennials Define Financial Success?

How Do Millennials Define Financial Success

Despite the need for flexibility, purpose, meaningful experiences and personal relationships that Millennials notoriously prioritize, according a 2014 study from UBS, Millennials still define financial freedom as the hallmark of individual success. And how do they define financial freedom? According to UBS’ study, 78 percent cite income as a primary measure. The ideal salary needed [...]

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Broke with Privilege

Broke with Privilege

My mother grew up in poverty, raised by a single-mother in a non-English speaking household in New York City. Without the slightest hint of today’s buzzword - “privilege”- in her upbringing, she worked and earned herself a scholarship to Barnard College and later, Columbia Business School, paving the way for her unprecedented career successes. I, [...]

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Hacking the New York City Subway

New York City Subway: Hack Your Metro Card

As of last Sunday, March 22nd, we New York City subway riders are feeling the pain of yet another MTA fare hike. Subway and local bus fares increased from $2.50 to $2.75 per trip. (with a bonus of 11 percent when you buy or add $5.50 or more to your MetroCard). Seven-day unlimited MetroCards increased [...]

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Taxes for Artists

Taxes for Artists

The following is a guest post from former actor and current CPA Tom Kenison. The mere mention of taxes can elicit a wide range of reactions from benign neglect to outright panic- especially among those who see themselves as "artistic types"- unfortunately, neither response is helpful. The reality of taxes for artists, or anyone for that [...]

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Making More Money

I get the money doesn’t buy happiness argument- I’ve seen enough miserable people stewing in their own boatloads of wealth to not build my life around the sole pursuit of continued cash accumulation. That said however, thanks to the last two years of hustle, my income has more than doubled in the past six months, [...]

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Millennial Entrepreneurship

I’m what you might call a wannabe serial entrepreneur. Rarely does a week go by without some version of a million dollar idea exciting me with possibilities of solving the world’s problems while simultaneously becoming rich myself. Clearly dreaming big isn’t my problem. But there’s a big difference between the entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial reality. [...]

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Coping with Financial Judgement

Coping With Financial Judgement

When’s the last time you went to a wedding where you didn’t have a critical thought cross your mind? The debatably most celebratory (and expensive) day of a lifetime is chock-full of judgment- entire reality shows are fueled by critiques and debates over the dress, the venue, the music, etc.- whether the budget is $5,000 [...]

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Beginner Financial Planning: Where Do I Start?

Beginner Financial Planning

“I just get nervous because I’m making all these decisions myself since it’s the cheapest way to do it right now, and since I’m not super educated on it. I just don’t know if I’m doing the right thing.” I got this text from a friend during yet another butt load of snow dump last [...]

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Confronting Financial Kryptonite

Confronting Financial Kryptonite

The following is a post from staff writer Sarah Cooney. Superman is invincible- almost. He can bend steel beams in half without breaking a sweat and battle ten evil-doers before breakfast. Nothing can stop him, except one little seemingly insignificant thing - kryptonite. Just being in the same room as this otherwise harmless material can [...]

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The Value in Subscribing

The Value in Subscribing

My earliest internet memory is from the fourth grade. I was over at a friend’s house when she showed me this incredible program her dad had on the family computer that allowed messages to be sent and received almost instantly. It was the start of my love affair with America Online- in all it’s epic [...]

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Q&A: Starting Out In New York City

Starting Out In New York City

As much as I try to anticipate the needs and interests of all my readers, sometimes it’s easier when I’m asked outright. A senior at the University of Missouri emailed me a list of questions recently about moving to NYC and pursuing acting and writing. I figured I’d share my responses publicly for the benefit [...]

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The High Price of Being a Woman

The High Price of Being a Woman

Men can complain about the cost of dating all they like, but until it becomes equally acceptable for me to roll out of bed and take on the day with unkempt hair, a faded t-shirt, and a pair of well worn sneakers, I think that we can put the debate over relative expenses to rest. [...]

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