Posts tagged "Money"

Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Lets Her Friends Take Advantage Of Her”

I’ve been with my girlfriend for about two and a half years. The one problem I have is with my girlfriend’s friends and how they handle money. From everything I know, everyone is on pretty similar pay levels, but her friends always seem to be short on cash when they do stuff together. My girlfriend…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 6, 2010

Cash & Coupling: Advice For When You Or Your S.O. Changes Careers And Takes A Pay Cut

We know you love your man for more than how much he reminds you of Don Draper when he puts on his suit and tie every day, just like we know that you aren’t with him for his paycheck. That said, a voluntary career change involving a serious pay cut isn’t necessarily easy to cope…
By: Colleen Meeks / November 5, 2010

Money 101: 8 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

When you’re looking to trim your budget, it can be easy to cut down on what you spend on food. You can stop getting that latte every morning on your way to work and eat like you’re still in college. (Ramen, anyone?) But what if eating well is a priority, too? Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitia…
By: Colleen Meeks / October 29, 2010

Girl Talk: I Found Out My Engagement Ring Was Junk

I'd always been told my engagement ring was special. “Very high quality,” said my mother-in-law, who bought only high-quality pieces for her collection. “You're very lucky.” “You don't want to know how much I paid for the resetting,” said Joe, my fiance-then-husband. I didn't care how much the ring cost, whether it was a hundred…
By: Angela Tung / October 28, 2010

Frisky Rant: Pay Off Your Own Debt!

I graduated from college two years ago with $115,000 in student loans. I’m paying them off a little at a time, and when I need a reason to drink, I like to play with loan payoff calculators online, which tell me that, if my monthly payments stay as they are, I should be done i…
By: Diana Vilibert / October 27, 2010

Girl Talk: I Unknowingly Bought My Own Engagement Ring

My ex-fiancé made me cry on our first date. Huddled together in my cramped Manhattan apartment, I learned that Michael graduated from UCLA, knew the lyrics to every Air Supply ballad, and had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer for the second time. He brushed away my tears while citing his recurring symptoms and chemotherapy…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 11: “Stocks, Bonds and Metaphors”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, a recent divorcee, comes clean and admits that although she signed up for a Roth IRA, she has no clue how to invest her dollars. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor explains that there are funds specifically created for new investors who aren’t stock…
By: The Frisky / October 15, 2010

Poll: How Do You Shop For A Car?

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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2010

Money 101: How To Avoid 7 Common Savings Pitfalls

This past payday, I was as excited about having the funds to bring home this season’s faux fur vest as I was about skimming 10 percent off the top and watching our savings account increase. And I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of myself for being responsible enough to make that deposit regularly –…
By: Colleen Meeks / October 7, 2010

Money 101: 3 Very Good Reasons Not To Buy A Home — Yet

During a coffee break at the Boston Federal Reserve’s housing crisis conference, I answered my 23-year-old, unemployed, freshly engaged sister’s phone call. She and her (also young but at least employed) fiancé were shopping for homes near San Francisco, where housing prices start above half a million dollars, and wasn’t I so excited for her?
By: Amelia Timbers / September 21, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 9: “Store Credit Cards — Danger Ahead!“

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Suzie, a young professional, gets seduced by the lure of “15 percent off” that comes with opening a new store credit card. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor urges her to be responsible and warns if her credit score gets damaged, she may wind u…
By: The Frisky / September 16, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Friends Don’t Respect My Financial Limitations”

I recently married and bought a home. During this same time, I was laid off from my job and my husband's income decreased drastically. We ended up moving in with my in-laws while we used all of our money to fix up the house. All of my girlfriends were in my wedding. I embraced their…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 16, 2010

Are Fancy Shampoos A Waste?

We've often purchased shampoos claiming to be "nutrient-rich" and promising healthier hair, only to find that the results are unimpressive and the products act just like normal shampoos. Some suggest that labels advertising nutrient benefits are gobbling your dollars because, in fact, it's very difficult for the hair shaft to absorb them, and thu…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 13, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Date Because I’m $190,000 In Debt”

I'm a 31-year-old, single guy in Chicago. I'm at a point in my life where I'd like to find a great woman and think about settling down and perhaps start a family in the not too distant future. Unfortunately, I have a terrible secret that is making it difficult for me to get close to…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 12, 2010

Money 101: 4 Secrets For Financing Grad School

“Don’t you have a daddy?” the professor sitting across from me asked. I smiled a little. Was he was joking? Or hitting on me? Nope, he was serious and thought my father was paying for my legal education. Though I’ve been independent for years, my law school’s financial aid office had a similar attitude, telling…
By: Amelia Timbers / August 30, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Checkbook Balancer

I was in my early 20s, living in New York City and barely scraping by. Even though I was making ends meet by some combination of waiting tables/temping/focus groups, I still always had enough money to pay my rent and indulge in highly caloric, fruity martinis. Before I was on my own, my father instilled…
By: Margot Leitman Curry / August 30, 2010

Road Trip Tips For Fun-Loving But Broke Girls

Did you have to pass on this year's trip with the girls to the Caribbean due to financial constraints? (Translation: are you broke?) Don't fret and definitely don't get down on yourself. Just take a less expensive road trip within the States with your very best buddies, aka "road dogs." Because it's "End of…
By: Jamie Brown / August 28, 2010

10 Tips For The Savvy Traveler

We're by no means "Up in the Air"-George-Clooney-type travelers, but we have learned a thing or two from our jaunts around the globe. Since it's End of Summer Escapes Week here at The Frisky, it's the perfect time to share them. After the jump, check out our tips on finding the best website…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2010

Girl Talk: My “I Do” Nightmare

“Shut up, shut up, shut up!” I squealed, wondering inwardly why those were the only words I could muster. I placed my hands on Alex’s trembling shoulders and pulled him to his feet. “Of course,” I whispered, accepting his proposal. As we clung to one another, spectators faded away and elation swelled.
By: Jennifer Giglio / August 24, 2010
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