Finance

01.12.23

How and Why I’m Doing A No Shopping Challenge

Over the last few years, many of us relied on online shopping and …

Over the last few years, many of us relied on online shopping and curbside pickups to stay safe. There are lots of positives, but some of us (like me) use shopping as a way to cope with stress. And according to a recent IG poll, it seems a lot of …

Finance

04.17.19

Why We Haven’t Combined Our Finances

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

This is something we talked about on and off since we got engaged. We were married seven months after our engagement, and things moved quickly. I got pregnant on our honeymoon and we bought our first home six months later. Almost six years, almost three kids, a second home (and …

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

My husband and I moved in together in October 2016. This was my …

My husband and I moved in together in October 2016. This was my first time living with someone 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 ($$$), …

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

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 …