How Grief Has Shattered My Budget

How Grief Has Busted My Budget

Actor/Writer Jamey Hood, founder of “I’m Sorry About Your Mom”, joins us today to talk two unfortunate taboos – grief and money – and the universal reality of coping with both. It’s been a little over a year since my Mom died and almost six years since my Dad’s passing. Being unmarried, childless by choice […]

How to be Successful When You Suck at Selling

How to Be Successful When You Suck at Selling

Blogging is not my first venture into entrepreneurship. From the occasional lemonade stand set up as a kid to a brief stint as a personal trainer as a young adult I’ve had a slew of entrepreneurial endeavors that failed due to one common weakness… I suck at selling. I can’t decide which is worse- the […]

Is Financial Wellness a Choice?

Is Financial Wellness a Choice?

One of my favorite TED talks of all time was delivered by positive psychologist, Shawn Anchor. (If you haven’t seen it, it’s highly entertaining and certainly worth 12 minutes of your time.) Based on his years researching happiness at Harvard, Anchor suggests that the conventional wisdom of pursuing success as a means to achieve happiness may […]

Budgeting from Nothing

budgeting from nothing

You know when you see a child throwing a tantrum after having their iPad privileges revoked or dessert prospects threatened with an ominous, “no ice cream for you”? I remember one such occasion while babysitting a shockingly tech savvy four year old. He was so glued to the computer, I had to physically remove his […]

How I Turned My Side Job Into A Career

How to Turn a Side Job Into a Career

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are 100% mine- as is the story. Two years goes by pretty quickly. It’s funny how you can run into people with the feeling of just having seen them before realizing some 24 plus months have […]

Should You Go to College for Acting?

Should You Go to College for Acting

The following is a reader guest post from Kym and Eric Meyer.  Our daughter has wanted to be a musical theater performer since she was five. We’ve done all we know how to help her reach her dream and send her to college for acting. We’ve paid for voice and dance lessons. We found a […]

4 Myths About Freelance Writers That Aren’t True

Myths About Freelance Writers

This post is a part of the Get Paid to Write for Blogs Course Launch! Get Paid to Write for Blogs is a brand new course created by Cat Alford of Budget Blonde. Cat makes a full time income from writing for blogs and this course will teach you how to do the same. If […]

Top Job Search Lessons From My 20s

Top Job Search Lessons From My 20s

True to the millennial stereotype, I spent much of my 20s job-hopping. Through my radical career evolution and eventual (albeit delayed) rise up the professional ladder, some valuable lessons emerged. Some, I had previously heard or read about in articles on job hunting and career advancement, others I wound up finding out for myself. And those […]

The Cost of Earning a Living as an Athlete

Earning a Living as a Professional Athlete

The struggle to “live the dream” isn’t exclusive to artists. Today’s guest, Amber Bennett, is a professional beach volleyball player navigating the realities of her own dream – earning a living as an athlete…without a multi-million dollar contract. Please welcome Amber to the blog today… When people ask what I’ve done since graduating in 2014 […]

Intimidated by Investing – and Getting Over It

Intimidated by Investing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Instavest. All opinions are 100% my own. I still remember my first solo trip on the NYC subway. I was heading to Grand Central station to catch the commuter train back to my quiet suburban life. Around 13 at the time, I had already […]

10 Ways To Keep Your Entertainment Budget Under $100/Month

Ten Ways to Trim Your Entertainment Budget

Netflix. End of post. In all honesty though, I’ve been getting some serious backlash for suggesting that someone living in New York City could keep their entertainment spending under $100/month. For clarity and context, I propose a $100 entertainment budget in my most popular post, “How Much Do You Need to Live In New York City?” […]

An Adventure in Financial Principles

An Adventure in Financial Principles

Last week, the boyfriend and I enjoyed a beautiful (though not too frugal) vacation in the Dominican Republic. After a few days of lounging around the beach, gorging ourselves on an endless supply of all-inclusive food and alcohol, we checked out the local excursion stand – settling on a snorkel tour and beach horseback riding […]

Frugal Hack: Coupon Rain Checks

Frugal Hack: Coupon Rain Checks

Please welcome couponing master in residence and staff writer, Sarah Cooney back to the blog today. ps. Be sure to catch Sarah and I in our upcoming couponing segment for The Dr. Oz Show, airing Monday, July 6th on ABC!  You finally decide to pay attention to those circulars that keep clogging up your mailbox, and wow, […]