How to Afford Your Social Life

  Hi, readers! I spent my leanest years in some pretty rockin cities, and I didn’t let a shortage of cash get in the way of my social life. There are lots of ways to have a really good time without spending too much money- you just have to be clever about it. Here are…

Paying for a Gym Membership

I am a yoga addict. The benefits are plentiful- increased flexibility, lower stress levels, great strength training, better body awareness…I’m obsessed! (Just ask my poor boyfriend: every time he has an ailment I tell him that yoga will fix it). Downward dog is wonderful, but paying $20 per drop in class is not. I find…

Spring Break WHOOOOO!

Pollen’s out, snow has melted, I spy a tulip…must be spring break season! Everyone loves spring break. Warm weather (finally!), fruity mixed drinks, beaches, bikinis….offers from your friends to go in on an “everything’s included resort for just $1000 per person plus airfare”…which, if you are like I was in college and grad school, you…

A Freelancer’s Money Management Techniques

Guest post by my talented friend Becky, who very bravely started her own business a few years ago. Becky is even more knowledgeable about personal finance than I am (can you believe it?!) and she knows about managing a small business- something I know nothing about. Thanks, Becks! You can follow Becky at @thebeckyhamm, if…

How to decide what you can afford

If you are in your twenties, you are probably making some big life choices. When you move, switch jobs, go to school, get married, have kids…you have to readjust your budget. No big deal- you already know how to do that! But what if you are about to make a big commitment (signing a lease,…