Finance

03.27.20

How to Organize Your Finances (and Keep Them Organized)

Tax Day is quickly approaching and a refund sounds really nice, doesn’t it? …

Tax Day is quickly approaching and a refund sounds really nice, doesn’t it? I’m sure you all heard the news, If you own a business or side-hustle or want to maximize your tax refund, it’s time to get to work. I’m going to talk about how to prepare for tax …

Finance

04.17.19

Why We Haven’t Combined Our Finances

 This is something we’ve talked about on and off since we got engaged.

 This is something we’ve talked about on and off since we got engaged. Things moved so quickly. We got married seven months after our engagement. I got pregnant on our honeymoon and we bought a house six months later. Since I never changed my last name, paperwork and making things …

Finance

10.16.18

How to Save Money Each Month

Conor and I have always been very open and honest about our finances …

Conor and I have always been very open and honest about our finances – even when we were dating. It helped us avoid fighting about money because we both knew everything about each others’ finances before getting married. We still can’t combined our finances, but we bought a home together …

Finance

03.20.18

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts  but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year. And then our wedding ($$$), and most recently, talking about plans …

Finance

11.29.17

How We Save Money

The holidays are here (seriously, how?!), and after paying for wedding and honeymoon …

The holidays are here (seriously, how?!), and after paying for wedding and honeymoon expenses (our wedding planner, caterer, hotels, and flights added up) we’re back to saving and budgeting. But it’s that time of year. Gifts, parties, the occasional hot cup of cheer (those cups add up, guys), and ordering …

Finance

07.16.17

Summer in the City

Now that summer is finally here, these warm summer days and nights call for …

Now that summer is finally here, these warm summer days and nights call for dining alfresco, entertaining friends, and anything that doesn’t involve sitting in my living room. It’s time for summer in the city.  Summer in the City I’ve talked a little bit about my finances before. And I’m all …

Finance

05.05.17

How I Organize My Finances

My graphic design business went from side project to full-time job almost 10 years …

My graphic design business went from side project to full-time job almost 10 years ago. Over the past decade (decade!!) I went from feeling completely lost to finally figuring out a system to keep my finances as organized as I do my home. You know how much I love an organized …

Finance

03.16.17

How To Start and Stick to a Budget

I’ve gotten a few requests to talk about how I budget from bills …

I’ve gotten a few requests to talk about how I budget from bills and shopping to travel and retirement, so let’s start at the beginning. When I first started my graphic design business back in 2007, I saved money by living at my mom’s house. Only paying for my car …

Finance

03.13.17

Managing Finances Now That We Live Together

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living …

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living with a significant other. Now that we’ve been under the same roof and sharing a car for almost 6 months–and since a few of you have asked how we manage our finances living together–I wanted to talk …