Successfully Manifesting The Secret

Manifesting The Secret

I set myself (what I thought was) a crazy goal for 2015- triple my income. In my renewed New Years resolve to break the broke actor/ New Yorker/ Millennial stereotype once and for all, I decided to go public- announcing this new challenge to myself all over the internet as the ultimate accountability. (Breaking Broke, [...]


It’s Here: Tax Season Is Officially Upon Us

How to Prepare for Tax Season

I spent this weekend combing through my spreadsheets and receipts prepping for tax time.  Today's guest poster, Hank McKinsey, offers his tips on how you can get organized.  I don’t know about you, but tax season seems to creep up earlier and earlier each year for me. Luckily, I face each year armed and ready with [...]


Financial Planning on the Asummption of Staying Single

Last week I mused on my medium term financial goals- buying a house, having children, maybe even getting married. With those prospects finally appearing on my 5-10 year timeline, I’m beginning to internalize the financial implications of my possible futures and what I need to do in the present to prepare. In sitting down and [...]


Seven Ways to Improve Your Resume

Seven Ways to Improve Your Resume

Please welcome back guest poster Jasmine Howard. When we were in high school, our parents used to tell us to do all sorts of extracurricular activities. They’d say, “You should sign up for that,” or, “You should volunteer for that. It will look good on your resume, college application, etc.” When we became adults and [...]


Debunking Bulk Buying

Debunking Bulk Buying

Please welcome back Sarah Cooney to the blog.  Her guest post, Couponing Like a New Yorker, was so fabulous that I included her top tips in the newly released The Broke and Beautiful Life BOOK and hired Sarah as the first ever staff writer for the site! Today Sarah talks bulk buying- is it REALLY a good deal?   [...]


Why Is No One Talking Medium-Term Financial Goals?

Why Is No One Talking Medium-Term Financial Goals?

I’m a 28 year old, unmarried, young professional, with no children- and I love it. I love the flexibility that comes without the financial obligations of a mortgage or having to be responsible for another living thing (pet or child). I love the freedom to be totally selfish with my time and money- funding the [...]


The Most Important Negotiation Tactic

Please welcome back guest poster Jasmine Howard.  After renegotiating most of my  freelance contracts this New Year, this post on negotiation felt very apropos. If you’re a woman who hates to negotiate, you’re not alone. In many cases, women don’t negotiate for things like pay raises or even lower prices at a car dealership. Even women [...]



Whether you’re an artist or an engineer, at one point or another, you’ve likely subscribed to the view of an accepted “path” or “formula” for achieving your career goals. I know I did. I was going to graduate with my fancy NYU theatre degree and become a Broadway star… Well here I am six seven [...]


How I Save In New York City

How to Save In New York City

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.  How many times has every resident of New York City heard that advice? I [...]


Meaningful Career vs Paycheck

Please welcome back guest poster Jasmine Howard to the blog today, talking one of my favorite topics- career meaning and money! When people are choosing careers, they often think they have to make a choice between wealth and personal fulfillment. They tell themselves that chasing a good-paying job won’t make them truly happy. According to [...]


Bridal Party Rules Made to Be Broken

The following is a guest post from Jasmine Howard. Please join me in welcoming her to the blog today. Few wedding planning decisions have the potential to end with hurt feelings and misunderstandings more than the selection of your bridal party. It seems almost inevitable that someone will feel slighted, hate the dress that you’ve [...]


How Does Travel Hacking Affect Your Credit?

Does Travel Hacking Affect Your Credit?

A few weeks ago I celebrated the one year anniversary of my first travel hack. Having read about the wonderful world of free and discounted travel courtesy of credit card sign up bonuses from many a personal finance pro, I finally dipped my toe into the bonus waters last December. By March I had successfully [...]