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…

Time Out

Hello loyal readers, I have had a number of big life changes, recently. I finished my fellowship, moved, had a month of funemployment  and I got an awesome new job (and now I have to set up a new budget!) I am about to take a step back from this blog for a bit, but that doesn’t…

Money Saving Car Maintenance

Another post about cars means that I did not write it….this one is by Darius, my resident car owner and expert! You’ve done it! You researched, test drove, budgeted right, and got a great deal on the perfect ride. You drive out of the dealership under all kinds of pomp and circumstance, then you rear…

How to open a Roth IRA

My good friend Kimberlyn and I were talking about personal finance at a party (what else? I am a really fun party guest). Kimberlyn told me that when she was in college she had a professor who told everyone they should open up a Roth IRA immediately. Kimberlyn’s amazing response? I couldn’t even afford crackers,…