Posts tagged "Money"

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…

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…

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…

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 Summer

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 websites for local…

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.

Jennifer Giglio / August 24, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s A Freeloader”

My boyfriend and I are both 25 and have been together for three years. The problem is that my boyfriend stays the night at my apartment seven nights a week even though we don’t technically live together. Currently, he “lives” with his mom, which means he basically just goes to her place in the morning…

Wendy Atterberry / August 18, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Too Broke To Take Me Out For My Birthday”

I’m 25 and have been dating a 28-year-old guy for seven months. He’s really fun, sweet, and a generous lover (he won’t be done until he’s gotten me off at least twice!). We recently said the L word — which was HUGE for him because he’s never said it before in a relationship. The issue…

Wendy Atterberry / August 9, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Husband Won’t Stop Bragging About His Package”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in two sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss braggart husbands,…

Wendy Atterberry / August 6, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 8: “The Shredder”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, an entrepreneur, splurges a bit on her new business, but — $200 for a cappuccino maker?! Finance Expert Manisha Thakor suggests a formula when buying: break down your yearly income into an hourly wage to determine how much “time” each purchase will cost you.

The Frisky / August 5, 2010

Cash & Coupling: How To Handle Financial Infidelity

We all fear discovering an unfamiliar perfume lingering on our man’s collar or a smudge of lipstick that isn’t our shade, but sometimes his cheating isn’t with another woman … it’s with his wallet. Maybe you found a statement for a credit card you never knew existed, or suspect he’s been blowing the cash you…

Colleen Meeks / July 27, 2010

Brace Yourselves: Clothing Prices Will Apparently Go Up Soon

See those two women in the photo who are shopping and all smiley and happy? Now, close your eyes and remember this image, seal it to your memories, children. Because soon, the days of shopping sprees and enjoying mall trips will be long gone. OK, so we exaggerate a bit (we hope!), but you should…

Leonora Epstein / July 27, 2010

Are Expensive Sunglasses Worth It?

Apparently not, says one Fashionista writer who remarks that her cheap-o H&M sunglasses offer full UV protection, whereas many of the designer brands you might drop a couple hundred on offer nothing in the way of protection. That’s something else to add to the list of expensive sunglasses caveats. Not to mention that sunglasses are…

Leonora Epstein / July 27, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 7: “Hidden Purchases”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Connie confesses she’s been keeping her purchases in the closet and under the bed — anywhere her live-in boyfriend won’t find them. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says it’s OK to have fun with the money you’ve earned, but when spending gets out of control it…

The Frisky / July 22, 2010

My Two Cents: 5 Ways To Stay Fabulous On A Budget

I admit I’m pretty much a walking gender stereotype — I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about my hair, and lusting over other women’s awesome boots. I also hate when models brag about how they can eat anything without gaining an ounce, and I have an unhealthy addictio…

Wendy Atterberry / July 21, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Makes A Lot More Than I Do, But Wants To Split The Bills Evenly”

My boyfriend and I have been together for three years, living together for about half of that. We have a fantastic, loving relationship with definite plans for marriage in the future. We’re in the middle of trying to find a new house to rent and are having a tough time based on our budget and…

Wendy Atterberry / July 21, 2010

Girl Talk: Being A Bridesmaid Drained My Bank Account

Megin and I first met as mid-level slaves to the fashion industry eight years ago. I recognized a kindred spirit the minute I caught her screaming harsh obscenities at her computer. We’ve been through boyfriend breakups, apartment break-ins, and career changes. So when she asked me to be a bridesmaid, I jumped at the chance…

Tamara Lynch / July 20, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My New Boyfriend Disapproves Of How I Handle My Ex”

I recently separated from a boyfriend of several years and am now dating someone new. Long story short, I separated from the ex because I always had to pay for everything. I feel stupid and angry at how long I accepted no progress with him. The separation so far has been reasonably amicable and I’m…

Wendy Atterberry / July 20, 2010
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