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Managing your money isn't about savings, investments, budgeting or the money itself, it's about using your money as a tool to afford a lifestyle you love

How to AFFORD a Lifestyle You Love

  As a broke twenty something trying to ‘make it’ in NYC, I remember feeling like everything was outside of my control. Money was certainly no exception. Then I came across this advice…   Stop thinking about money as something you struggle to understand and start thinking about it as a tool to build a life on your terms.   … Continued

Believe it or not, there are valuable money lessons hidden behind Carrie’s Manolo collection and rent controlled apartment. Check out these top 8 money lessons from Sex and The City!

8 Things We Learned About Money from Sex and the City

  The women of Sex and the City seemingly have it all: the apartments, the shoes, the ladies-only poker nights—everything but true, lasting love. It may take the four women six seasons sorting through all kinds of eligible (and less-than eligible) men, and even more wardrobe changes, but from Samantha to Miranda, they eventually each … Continued

55 Ways to Upgrade Your Lifestyle On the Cheap. Introduce a little luxury into your life without busting your budget.

55 Ways to Upgrade Your Lifestyle on a Budget

  A lot of people hear luxury and think champagne, private jets, and caviar. But isn’t luxury just a feeling? Maybe to you it’s the feeling of waking up late on hotel sheets. To me, it’s getting to travel the world at a moment’s notice. And a bunch of fresh flowers on the dining room … Continued

How Much Does it Cost To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? We break down the potential expenses (and benefits) of the top resolutions, so you can make a plan for keeping them.

The Cost of Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

  According to a thousand people surveyed about their 2017 New Year’s resolutions, the #1 thing they want to do this year is be a better person. Yep, that’s right. For those of you who were thinking about trying to lose weight in 2017 or maybe bulking up your emergency fund, guess what? Self-obsessed resolutions … Continued

Resolving to save more in 2017? Use these tools to spend and save smarter!

How to Save More with Tech in 2017

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.    I remember the first time I won something on eBay. It was a leather jacket (I was sixteen, forgive me) and I’d been watching it for days. Would I get outbid at the last second? Nope. In fact, I’m guessing I … Continued

33 travel tips for seeing the world on a budget

33 Travel Tips For Seeing the World on a Budget

  I travel a lot.  In 2016 alone, I travelled to Egypt, St Martin, The Bahamas, San Diego, Sacramento, Jacksonville, New Hampshire, Montauk, Vermont, Seattle, Boston and DC.  When I chose a self-employed lifestyle it was partly because of how much I love being able to pick up and go on a dime. But when … Continued

It can feel intimidating to make a purchase with a five or six-figure price tag. Learn how to afford your big purchases in 2017 - house, car, vacation and more!

How to Save Up for Your Big Purchases in 2017

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.    As 2017 approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about my wish list. You know, that list of big purchases I’ve always dreamed of making – a beach house in San Diego, weekly sessions with a personal trainer and a daily massage, … Continued

Wherever you are on the income scale, you can make more money next year. Here are 40 ways to earn extra cash at work, in your spare time, at home and more.

40 Ways to Make More Money Now

  On January 1st, 2015, I made a single, simple resolution – I was going to triple my income in 2015. And I did. It was a big, scary, audacious goal, but I made a plan to make more money and followed it through to completion. If you too are considering an income-related resolution for … Continued

Only 14% of young people say they prefer doing their banking in person. See what banks are now offering to keep up with millennials in 2017.

How Banks Are Keeping Up With Millennials in 2017

This article is sponsored by Capital One. All opinions are my own.    Like most things millennial, our habits around managing money are drastically different from those of our parents. From the fact that at age 30, more of us have student loan debt than have a mortgage. To the fact that we take our phones … Continued

Living paycheck to paycheck is a financial and emotional hardship. Only when you tackle both aspects simultaneously can you get ahead in your financial life. Start with these steps...

How to STOP Living Paycheck to Paycheck

  If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you’re probably frustrated. Working all the time, but never getting ahead. Spinning your gears. It starts to feel pointless. I’ve been there.    Early in my acting career, I would set my alarm for 6am audition sign ups. Spending the day waiting for my name to be called before … Continued

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