Posts tagged "Money"

Life After Dating: The Pros And Cons Of Not Sharing Money

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. My boyfriend Nick and I have been together for nearly 10 years, lived together…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 3, 2014

Study: When The Rich Marry Each Other, It’s Bad For The 99 Percent

Forget about marrying rich if you're not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased greatly in the past 50 years and it has actually affected the state of income equality in the U.S. …
By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2014

Not This Crap Again: GM’s New Female CEO Will Only Make Half Of What Her Male Predecessor Made

Mary Barra, GM's first female CEO, is set to be paid half of what Dan Akerson, her male predecessor, made. Yes, half. Barra will earn $4.4 million as opposed to Akerson's 2012 earnings of $9.1 million (which comprised $1.7 million in salary and $7.3 million in stock awards). As a senior advisor, Akerson is now entitled…
By: Claire Hannum / February 8, 2014

Rich People Tire Of Yachts, Move On To Luxury Submarines

Newsflash to nobody: crazy-rich people loooooove frivolous shit. After all, there are only so many practical items and experiences you can spend money on before it's like, hey, bring on the fucking big cat room. (I know, I know, just because that's what I would do with my extra millions doesn't mean it applies to…
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Frisky Rant: Thought Catalog Writer Whines About Being “Hated” For Being Privileged, I Play World’s Tiniest Violin

Someone call the waaaaaaambulance, we've got a whiner on our hands. Over at Thought Catalog, in a piece titled "Being Privileged In Not A Choice, So Stop Hating Me For It," writer Kate Menendez says she is fed up with other people judging her for her privileged background. She's sick of being…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2013

Frisky Rant: Is It Just Me Or Is Apple Even More Classist Than It Used To Be?

I adore my iPhone. So many things I do on a daily basis would be impossible without it and I’m grateful to have one. That said, Apple and I have some issues. Namely, with this iPhone 5c and 5s craziness. It’s not as though Apple is a stranger to the "shiny new stuff" contest. iPods,…
By: Claire Hannum / September 20, 2013

Powerball Just Made Someone $400 Million Richer — How Would You Spend It?

Some extremely lucky person in Lexington, South Carolina bought the winning $400 million Powerball ticket this week. After they consult a financial adviser and put extra locks on their door, this solo winner will get to start pondering a real-life version of that classic fantasy question: What would you buy if you…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 19, 2013

Madonna Highest-Earning Celeb, Despite “Flop” Album

Somehow, despite selling fewer than a million copies of her latest album, Madonna made it to the top of the Forbes 2013 top-earning celebs list. She has her tour to thank: It grossed $305 million. Merchandise sales, her clothing line and fragrance, and investments also helped get her to the No. 1 spot; Forbes estimate…
By: Newser / August 28, 2013

Dating Don’ts: How To Deal When Your Career Is Blowing Up And Your Boyfriend’s Isn’t

Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” where Carrie got a big advance for her book while her boyfriend, Jack Berger, watched his flounder? He was so jealous of her success! And he didn’t want to be that guy! As much as “SATC” got basically every single thing about relationships wrong,…
By: Hanna Brooks Olsen / August 13, 2013

8 Things I Wish I Had Known About Money In College

Today, New York University costs around $43,000 annually for tuition alone. When I attended over 10 years ago, it was closer to $30,000 annually. If either of those two numbers make you feel short of breath, join me on the floor. I was able to attend such an expensive school through a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

Taylor Swift Left A $500 Tip In Philly

Okay we get it! Taylor Swift is like, the nicest person ever. After enjoying an $800 meal with her tour crew (which she obviously paid for) in Philly, the pop songstress left a hefty $500 tip. Taylor, don't you know that's like, 60 percent? But I guess if you have boatloads of money it doesn't…
By: Alyson Penn / July 25, 2013

Who Gives A Crap How Sofia Vergara Spends Her Money, Jezebel?!

I'm not really interested in the aspect of blogging where you go around writing snotty comments about your competitors. We're all in this together and FEMINISM RAH RAH. But last night I read an unnecessarily nasty post on Jezebel tearing "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara a new one for the eighth deadliest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2013

The Tipping Point: How To Tip Like A Normal Person

Let's talk about tipping. I am a terrible tipper. It's not that I don't tip -- I so tip, and a lot. I probably actually tip way too much, because paying people for performing services for me makes me deeply uncomfortable. This is probably because I'm not really an adult or something, but I just…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 11, 2013

Hitched: You Don’t Have To Spend All The Money On Your Wedding, I Promise

Had Patrick and I enjoyed the luxury of a gigantor wedding budget, there are some things that we did not get to have at our wedding but which we would have liked to have had. For me: a photo booth, more chairs, a custom dress. For Patrick: a second photographer, a videographer, a soft serve…
By: Andrea Grimes / June 5, 2013

Why Mothers Are Getting Screwed At Retirement Age

This should scare all of us: many women are unable to financially provide for themselves after reaching retirement age, due to the wage gap and time women take off for raising children. Motherhood increases the wage gap and that puts elderly women at a higher risk for poverty. [Madame Noire] "Teenage Girl Blossoming…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2013

The Soapbox: I Am Not A Prostitute Because My Husband Supports Me Financially

This piece was republished with permission from Role/Reboot. This week I read a wonderful article about our generation’s search for meaning by fellow Role/Reboot contributor Kerry Cohen. It spoke to me so deeply that I went out of my way to read the article that had inspired Cohen: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s recent meandering confessional.
By: Lynn Beisner / January 11, 2013

Beyonce Is Miss Financially Independent

"You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don't make as much money as men do. I don't understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives me…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 11, 2013

Are People Really Asking Each Other For Their Credit Scores On First Dates?

Frisky readers, I need your help putting my mom's fears to rest. Today, she sent me a link to an article on AlterNet about a recent New York Times trend story that claims single folks are now asking the people they date for their credit scores on first dates. "I find this very disturbing," my mom wrote. She wasn't…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2012

Marriage Does Not Have To Wait For Money

As a man, when I think about marriage I ask myself: When can I afford it? I understand that the formula for eligible bachelors weighs income and wealth very heavily. Recently, an article on The Atlantic entitled "All the Single Ladies" reinforced this notion, with its many implications that men who are not doing well financially are…
By: Tres Sugar / October 7, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 8 Money Habits You Shouldn’t Be Cool With

The Beatles had it right when they crooned “Money can’t buy me love.” For sure. It’s impossible to put a price tag on the important things in relationships. BUT … if  opening his wallet to buy you a drink throws your date into an existential crisis, there's a problem. Now that I’m and "adult" and…
By: Jennifer Kuhn / September 25, 2012
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