You know how people say "life happens while you're making plans"? Well, as I was drafting this post I figured my introduction would be something along the lines of "making plans makes life happen ACTUALLY". I love planning, and quite literally have everything month of the next five years of my life planned (I know, [...]
Confession: I don't have a side hustle (this site doesn't count...yet). I've chosen to focus on my main career for now, but that's not to say I don't have extra sources of income. Sure, the few dollars here and there I make are nothing like the passive income streams of others, but I think they're [...]
Growing up, I was always obsessed with the idea of living in New York City. My suburban upbringing came along with day dreams of living in the big city and all of the exciting things I would do there. By 2013, I was ready to take the plunge. My contract volunteer position in Ghana was [...]
Weddings are expensive, y'all. I'm currently planning mine, and it doesn't help that it's going to be in New York City on a Saturday in June (I know, I know). While I'm a finance buff, it was important to me to get married in the city I love. During the planning process, I've learned several [...]
If you're like me, you're on your phone a lot. Why not make it a force for good? You can optimize your phone to help you with your financial goals. Let me show you how! Don't judge me for all the notifications, I'm a busy lady okay! Banking apps: TD Bank, Amex, Capital One, Discover, [...]
Until I was about 25 years old, I didn't think much about finances. However, I had always been a saver, and I spent years saving for a four-month round-the-world trip after graduating from University. I spent about $10,000 on that trip, and I don't regret a moment. I went to University in Canada and gained [...]
Not long ago, I had one savings account that was my emergency fund/travel fund/everything else fund all at one time. How wrong I was!