Posts tagged "Money"

Frisky Rant: Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates

In my opinion, there is very little difference between subscribing to “colorblind” ideology and “gender blindness.”

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 27, 2015

Daughters Of Working Moms Make More Money

Debate in the mommy wars usually focuses on what kids lose out on if their mother works. But a major new study out of the Harvard Business School flips the question to ask what they gain. It turns out, quite a bit, according to the study. Some key takeaways:

Daughters of wome…

By: Newser / May 17, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Rich Roommate Is Cheap About Paying His Bills!”

Nothing worse that a rich person who hates parting with their dough…

By: Anna Goldfarb / April 28, 2015

Vice Week: On Greed

I am greedy. I’m a greedy person. There, I said it. It was drilled into my head early in life that this was one of the most reprehensible things I could possibly be, besides maybe a liar. After all, to be greedy was to be an especially vile form of selfish, which I also was not supposed to be. For most…

By: Claire Hannum / April 26, 2015

I Don’t (Have $637 To Spend On Each Of My Wedding Guests)

Holy Good Lord Baby Jesus, people, the average American wedding is entailing the bride and groom spending $673 per guest, and guests can expect to spend $310 each on the wedding – unless you’re an attendant, in which case that shoots up to $701. And apparently 43 percent of people who have been invited to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

10 Ways To Make Travel A Bigger Reality In Your Life

Most of us dream of traveling far more than we actually get to do it. Sometimes a nice afternoon daydream is as far as we want to take it, because the reality of a trip can be exhausting, especially if we’re having an eventful phase of life near home that we want to be present for.

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a…

By: Newser / March 14, 2015

Campaign To Get A Woman’s Face On The $20 Bill Will Break “Paper Ceiling”

Watch out white men! We’re coming to take over! While the gender pay gap is still extremely palpable, the group “Women on 20s” is trying to put women’s faces on our actual paper bills to increase our representation in a HUGE way.

Having no women or minorities on our currency reminds us that…

By: Katrin Higher / March 14, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Rich Bitch Writer Nicole Lapin On Personal Finance For Modern Women

Like most Americans, I learned absolutely nothing about money in school (save for that time we had to buy and trade fake Apple stock in the sixth grade), so I’ve made my fair share of half-assed attempts at reading personal finance books, most of which I retained nothing from. When I opened Rich Bitch, however, it was clear I…

By: Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

Make It Stop: “I’m Broke & Can’t Afford To Go Out With My Friends”

As a result of chronic underemployment, I’m poorer than most of my friends. The problem is that they always invite me to go to expensive restaurants and happy hours at trendy spots. Just one of those happy hour hangouts costs as much I’d spend on grocery shopping for the week. It’s nice that they…

By: Anna Goldfarb / January 23, 2015

Constructive Ways To Spend Your Money On Black Friday Instead Of Buying Stuff

I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on are completely unnecessary; because I’m not a huge proponent of any sort of fanaticism but especially fanaticism over spending money; because it forces retail employee…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

10 Ways To Tackle Money Issues As A Couple

A strong relationship with your partner, and a solid, secure financial life together, begins with what you bring to the table. As a money and relationship coach, I work with couples who struggle with this; and, while there’s a lot they need to work on together, they first must start with themselves. And so do…

By: YourTango.com / November 19, 2014

The Only Rules You’ll Need To Know When Dealing With Friends And Money

Over the years we’ve received many requests for advice about dealing with friends and money. So many of life’s most celebratory events — weddings, weekend getaways with friends, epic steakhouse dinners — involve the often-ignored element of financial negotiation. After the toasts have been made, the plates cleared and everyone has migrated out to the…

By: Ask Men / November 9, 2014

The Millennial Is Dead; Long Live The Millennial

So I guess that Gen Y has gone straight from being whiny, entitled dickheads whose only redeeming quality was our entrepreneurship, to being irrelevant and also apparently never really that entrepreneurial in the first place, according to Salon. I guess Gen X, the Boomers, and the Greatest Generation can all breathe a sigh of relief…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 25, 2014

Dater X: Taking Turns, Investing Equally

This week, I found myself in a position with Scar Twin that I’ve never been in before (and no, I’m not talking about sexual positions— that’s a story for another day). Anyway, as many of you know, my last long-term relationship ended about four years ago when Patrick Bateman decided to have two girlfriends and

By: Dater X 2.0 / August 27, 2014

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some of the things that happened, or that I actively participated in some of the things that happened.
Enough mystery. When Jessica’s article about the

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 22, 2014

Say What? 1-In-25 New Yorkers Is A Millionaire

If you were to chuck everybody who wasn’t a millionaire out of New York City, the city would still have a higher population than New Orleans, according to a new study. Researchers at Spear’s magazine say 4.63 percent of the city’s population have assets of $1 million or more—excluding their primary residences—adding up to 389,100 millionaires. Read

By: Newser / July 24, 2014

Life After Dating: When Your Partner Is Unemployed

Growing up, my parents were able to provide a stable middle-class upbringing for me, my three sisters and my brother. I can understand now how fortunate we were not to worry about hunger, housing, or medical bills. Although my Mom made a point to show us how privileged we were  — I’m from Fairfield County,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2014

True Story: The Nightmare Consumers Who Inspired Me To Pare Down

Every few days, they would come home with hundreds of dollars worth of brand-name groceries and struggle to fit them into their bursting cabinets. They had two freezers and two refrigerators to hold food for three adults and one child. The food would spoil in the fridge or go stale on the shelf and just…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 18, 2014
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