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The High Price of Perfectionism

With a lot of things in life – money, career, relationships, lifestyle – there’s this idea that you need to get it just right… And if it’s not totally completely perfect, you hear from that little voice in your head that says, you suck. This happens to me all the time in my business. I … Continued

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. By that point, … 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.  Or a bunch of fresh flowers on the dining room table. … 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 Traveling the World on a Budget

I travel A LOT. 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 I talk with people about traveling, I usually get two reactions, “How can you afford to travel so much?” and “Must be nice to … Continued

How your car shopping mindset can save you money - and the three things to consider BEFORE you go to the dealership!

How Your Car Shopping Mindset Can Save You Money

This article is sponsored by Capital One in conjunction with the new Capital One Auto Navigator® site. All opinions are my own.    I’ve lived in New York City since I was 18 years old. I didn’t even get my license until I turned 20. As a driver, I’m a mix between NYC road rage and … Continued

How to budget for Black Friday in NYC

How to do Black Friday in NYC

  Let’s be real – Black Friday is not my jam. Cold, crowds and the crack of dawn? No thanks. But that doesn’t mean that, if you do it right, you can’t save a lot of money on Black Friday. Especially in New York City. So, if you’ve got your coat ready and your alarm … Continued

How to spend 6 days in St Martin - top tips for things to see and do!

6 Days In St Martin

This summer has been particularly indulgent. While reflecting on my 6 Days in St Martin this morning, I’m on a flight to the Bahamas for yet another getaway. Trust me, I’m rolling my own eyes at my luck. What makes this borderline extravagance possible? Being able to work from anywhere and having minimal financial obligations … Continued

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