money
I’m 32 years old and my family still takes care of me. If it ever was one, it’s not a secret anymore.
finances
We've been playing a little game around the xoJane offices lately, called "Who has the least amount of money left the day before pay day?"
money
The fact is that a large percentage of us have no clue what to do with money because we’ve never really had to deal with it, and we don’t know how to handle it.
finances
People keep sending me this debt relief Facebook ad that's illegally using my picture, but joke's on them because I've changed my ways!
49ers
money
It really kills me to hear my 20-something friends talk about how “boring” it is to save money or discuss money.
in

Jan 30, 2014 at 4:00pm | 235 comments

debt
All told, my first experience with credit was embarrassing, demoralizing, stressful, and it banged up my virgin credit something fierce. But none of it stopped me from getting another card or another and another.
in

Dec 11, 2012 at 3:00pm | 227 comments

finances
I am taking a long, uncomfortable look at my financial relationship mistakes, so you know exactly what NOT to do.
cars
Don't you DARE spend precious hours of your life tearing your hair out over a new car purchase. Here's how to do the whole deal over the phone (or via email) and get an amazing deal in the process.
debt
As an educated, professional woman, how could I be bankrupt and broke without somehow also being a complete idiot?
debt
You may not have heard of zombie debt, but odds are, it’s coming for you.
finances
I was raised with a poverty mentality. When it came to buying, I was that little girl again -- afraid that she wasn’t going to have enough
in

Jun 5, 2012 at 9:34am | 141 comments

finances
My ex managed to ruin my credit before I ever had any.
learnvest
Traveling abroad with just our combined savings to depend on, there was no way my new husband and I could ignore our money differences.
being a grownup
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that considering the purchase of a house is enough to make a person hurl.
money
I felt like I “deserved” a vacation: The thought of hanging back in the city, alone, while my friends frolicked on the beach had triggered my FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, thus overpowering the logic that I should simply have said, “No, thanks.”
babies
I know absolutely that if I had less debt, and a higher-balance in my bank account, starting a family would be back on my list in a heartbeat.
in

Oct 16, 2012 at 12:30pm | 78 comments

finances
I don’t need some jerk reminding me that my borked student loan situation is probably keeping me from finding love.
beach books
I didn’t plan to be a chick lit writer or a commercial writer or any specific kind of a writer. I just wanted to write. And I was writing. I was getting paid to write
finances
My wife often makes more in a day than I make in a month. The difference is that she doesn’t turn it into a hostage situation.
finances
I was encouraged to be a dreamer like Ariel. To believe that whosits and whatsits and thingamabobs were just as important as knives and forks.
abuse
Everyone talks about the physical aspect of domestic abuse -- which is, of course, no small thing -- but there’s more to it. Conor left me not only physically battered, but nearly bankrupt.