Money

How To Negotiate: 12 Steps To Negotiate A Zillion Times Better And Get What You Want

I wasn’t always good at negotiating. As a writer, I was usually just delighted to be getting paid anything at all, so if I was told a freelance rate or…

Diana Vilibert | June 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

9 Celebrities Spending Money, Stupidly

A headline in the UK Sun that read “Curry In Surrey” informed me that Brad and Angelina spent almost $4,000 on curry and booze at a London restaurant.  A source…

The Frisky | June 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Millennial Generation Is Spending More Money Than Ever On Luxury Goods

We’re broke, we’re unemployed, we owe student loans, we’re living off our parents, we have degrees in things like English and Philosophy, we’re unprecedentedly narcissistic, and as if we couldn’t…

Rachel Krause | May 17, 2012 - 3:40 pm

What Are You Doing With Your Tax Return?

I am celebrating today because I got my tax return in the mail and used it to pay off every cent of credit card debt that was hanging over me…

Ami Angelowicz | May 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Meet Daniel Suelo: The Man Who Gave Up Money

Twelve years ago, Daniel Suelo left his last $30 in a payphone and walked off into the desert. Daniel had decided that money was “an illusion” and no longer wanted…

Julie Gerstein | April 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Equal Pay Day Ryan Gosling Thinks You Should Ask For That Raise

Ryan Gosling memes never get old — especially not on Equal Pay Day, a date symbolizing the extra days a woman will have to work in 2012 in order to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Money 101: Last-Minute Tax Tips, Tricks & Advice

Oh, hey there. Guess what day it is? April 17th! No, it’s not my birthday. It’s Tax Day! Alright, so maybe this isn’t an occasion for excitement and joy, but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2012 - 9:00 am

Do Or Don’t: Buying Birthday Presents For Yourself

I was flipping through Lucky magazine this weekend (in the bath, actually! Amelia would be proud) and saw a gorgeous purse that literally made me gasp. The strap on my…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 17, 2012 - 8:30 am

Average 2012 Prom Tab: $1K+

If you have a teenager nearing prom age, hopefully you’ve got good credit. Between dresses, flowers, limo rides, and hairdos, the average family with a teenager is expected to plunk…

Newser | April 14, 2012 - 3:30 pm

What It’s Like To Be A Billionaire — For A Day

riving in a Rolls Royce, getting a bodyguard, flying on a private plane: These aren’t normally things that New York Times financial reporter Kevin Roose gets to do. But as a guy…

Newser | April 7, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Girl Talk: My Husband And I Have Separate Bank Accounts

My husband is my best friend in the world. I’m sure I’ve caused several cavities just by saying so, and can hear a few of you making gagging noises through…

Sally McGraw | March 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

11 Mind-Blowing & Bank-Breaking Celebrity Shopping Sprees

Earlier this month, Jennifer Aniston popped into a vintage lighting store in New York City and dropped $20,000 on lights for her LA mansion (meanwhile, in Real People Land, we’re…

The Frisky | March 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Would Be Happy To Be The Breadwinner

Growing up, my parents made about the same amount of money, which wasn’t all that much; we were solidly on the lower end of the middle class. As far as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Connection Between Wealth And Wanton

The term “classy” winks at, well, the upper class. When we say someone has “class,” we mean to say that such a person is refined or even elegant in their…

Rachel Krause | February 28, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Rich People Dilemma: Where Do I Display My Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar?

My Jean-Paul Gaultier gold bar isn’t like the rest of my gold bars. It’s emblazoned with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s name and logo, for chrissakes. That means it cost a premium…

Julie Gerstein | January 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

TLC’s T-Boz & Other Celebs Who Blew Their Fortunes

Say it ain’t so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting “No Scrubs,” filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz — real name…

Julie Gerstein | November 28, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Make Enough Money”

My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over a year and a half. For the most part we have a good relationship. He gets me like no…

Wendy Atterberry | October 25, 2011 - 12:00 pm

5 Financial Goals I Have For My 30s

I’m proud of the fact that, I achieved a couple major financial goals in my 20s, namely paying off all my credit card debt and building a career that has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 1, 2011 - 2:00 pm

6 Financial Decisions From My 20s That I Regret

I’m not even going to sugarcoat it: I’m basically the poster child for the white girl from the suburbs whose dad just took care of all the bills growing up…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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