Finance

07.17.19

Q&A: Saving, Budgeting, and Finances

You had so many great questions about managing finances, saving, and budgeting! I …

You had so many great questions about managing finances, saving, and budgeting! I am obviously not an expert on the subject but I went from having about a few thousand dollars in savings to having enough for a down payment on a house in 2 years, so I’m doing something …

Finance

06.13.19

How I Started Saving for Retirement

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Prudential. Confession: I am 36-years-old and this …

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Prudential. Confession: I am 36-years-old and this is only my third year saving for retirement. Now that I’m a mom, wife, and homeowner, I wish I could sit down with my 22-year-old self and tell her to start putting something (literally anything) away for the future. This …

Finance

04.17.19

Why We Haven’t Combined Our Finances

I’ve had this post sitting in draft for a while but never hit …

I’ve had this post sitting in draft for a while but never hit publish since we didn’t really make a decision not to combine our finances. This is something we’ve talked about on and off since we got engaged, but things moved so quickly (honeymoon baby and the purchase of …

Finance

10.16.18

6 Ways 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 and …

Finance

Marriage

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 (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, 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 dining …

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. I’ve talked a little bit about my finances before, and I’m all about taking advantage of a credit card with great benefits. Entertaining and traveling are …

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 home.

Finance

03.16.17

How I 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 and basic …

Finance

Relationships

03.13.17

How We Manage Finances Living 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 about …

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