weddings
We had to do a lot of it ourselves, but in the end, there was no doubt that the wedding was ours -- customized to the last detail.
learnvest
The laws of economics are working in your favor—at least for a few key items that stand to have a major impact on your wallet this year.
saving money
The fast is designed for people who want to reign in their spending, reduce debt, track expenses and get a good start to the rest of the year.
money
I used to buy books instead of food because the books kept me alive.
learnvest
After nearly seven years of living strictly within this budget, the Sappers have accumulated $50,000 in emergency savings, maxed out their IRAs each year, paid off their house and hit other key financial milestones.
learnvest
The start of a new year is a good time to look at spending habits. Things like cable, eating out, and shopping could be preventing you from saving.
saving money
As the CEO of Dress for Success I made in-state college work for me and get me to my position
clean hair
I realize there are plenty of times that you’d be more than happy to go to the salon and leave the work to somebody else, but it requires more bank than you have to spend. There are ways to meet in the middle.
financial advice
I used to be a money meddler. Here's how I finally got my bad habit in check.
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.”
learnvest
I’ve yet to meet a parent who isn’t somehow saddled with the things they wish they’d done differently with their kids.
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.
the jane dough
saving money
Instead of just feeling sorry for myself, I started clawing my way out of being really broke, and it had a weird side effect: I developed that whole ‘confidence’ thing that people talk about.
learnvest
It’s a solid middle class salary, untaxed, and it’s contingent on nothing. I don’t have to work for it, nor can anyone take it away from me if I behave badly. I did nothing to earn it.
eating disorders
Making rent each month meant planning every expense down to the cent and food was one of the only things that wasn't a fixed cost. So increasingly I found myself cutting it out of my budget, and just not organizing to have something to eat every day.
saving money
I've set up some rules for myself and unless I can check off every damn one, I'm not allowed to buy whatever it is that I'm considering buying.
money
To me, there's nothing greater than that feeling of having a full bank balance on payday and thinking up all the fun and innovative ways to get rid of it all.
saving money
In the name of research, I logged my lunches for this week to see how much I was spending, and what else I could have bought with the money. It's money I really don't have. In short, I am an idiot.
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Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00pm | 165 comments

hair
Yes, friends: I think you should let a non-professional cut and style your hair.