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 […]

Understanding Millennials and their Money

understanding millennials and their money

I’m standing on the last leg of my 20s and have yet to make any of the following major milestone purchases – a car, a home, a baby (not the baby itself obviously, but the significant investment that goes into having and raising it). The media might label my reluctance to adapt these traditional life […]

Is It Time for a Financial Reality Check?

Is It Time for a Financial Reality Check?

It’s been an expensive month. Between moving, covering the cost of first and last months rent on the new digs, a pricey broker fee, and the quarterly tax payment I sent off to the IRS – I’m having a bit of a spreadsheet crisis. Too many expenses — too little income. Luckily, I didn’t use […]

Frugal Foodie Fails

Frugal Foodie Fails

I go from a “maybe I should eat something” to ravenous in a matter of moments. Too long without a meal or snack can lead to an unpleasant slip into the “h”angry persona that overtakes my usual, reasonably amicable self. My metabolism induced bipolarity makes food spending a constant budget buster. That- and the fact […]

We’re Moving to Harlem

Moving to Harlem

For the past ten plus years – with the exception of a two-year stint in Jersey and time spent traipsing around the world- I’ve called the East Village of New York City home. Even before my official move to the big apple in 2004, I spent every weekend of my childhood horsing around east 7th […]

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 […]

Healthy Couponing: Choosing Health, Budget, or Both

Healthy Couponing: Choosing Health, Budget, or Both

The following is a post from staff writer Sarah Cooney. It’s no secret that I love coupons. They’ve been an absolute savior to me in times of financial stress and an essential tool in increasing my savings. When times get tough, I turn to coupons to regain control. There have even been lean moments – […]

Can Privileged Children Become Broke Adults?

Can Privileged Children Become Broke Adults?

I grew up in one of the wealthiest towns in America. Thanks to my parents’ hard work and high-powered careers, money was never a problem- at least not in a way that restricted me from doing the things I really wanted. When you’re a kid and you have means, you don’t really realize it. You […]

Where to Start Investing When You’re Broke

Where to Start Investing When You're Broke

It’s been a thrilling 2015. Since The Broke and Beautiful Life book release, I’ve received a slew of inspiring messages from readers taking the reins on their financial lives – breaking broke towards a better financial future. While walking one of these rockstar readers through the process of her retirement account set up however, I […]

How to Make Six Figures Before Thirty

How to Make Six Figures Before Thirty

What if you could make a salary of six figures before thirty without the burden of student loan debt, the risk of entrepreneurial startup failure, or the lifetime consequences of a bad sex tape? Today I want to introduce you to the true story of Mr. X- a millennial 20-something who did just that. Mr. […]