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

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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 one else does and he is always there for me. However, we are at completely different places in our lives. I’m 30 and have a good job with the federal government, a masters degree and have traveled all over the world with my job. He is 31, divorced with two kids, and works more of a blue collar job as a Chef/Line Cook. He absolutely loves his job but it just doesn’t pay much and it’s more of a work-your-way-up job. Instead of finishing college, my boyfriend actually did a good thing and got married young when is girlfriend got pregnant. The two had another child throughout their 7-year marriage but eventually divorced. Keep reading »

5 Celebs Who Spend Ridiculous Amount Of Money On Their Hair

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How much is too much to spend on getting your hair did? I’ve never been able to spend more than $150 — on a haircut and highlights — without hyperventilating. But some celebs have deep pockets when it comes to their tresses. Rihanna travels with Ursula Stephen, her $3,300-a-day hairstylist, and trusts only her to do her ‘do. That’s over $15K a week! Maybe if Rihanna didn’t change her hairstyle once a week, she wouldn’t be blowing through all that money. [Daily Mail UK] But RiRi isn’t the only celeb to spend a ridiculous amount of money on her hair:

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 allowed me to save money every month. But this November, I will turn 32 — hmm, that’s sort of upsetting to actually see written down — and it’s time for new goals. I was planning on writing about the financial goals I plan to achieve by age 35, but upon realizing that I really only have three years until then (for some reason, I felt like my 30th birthday was yesterday), this list is now going to have a more general timeline. Won’t you join me and list your goals as well? Keep reading »

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 and never taught me anything about finances. They were traditional that way: Dad handled money stuff and Mom handled childrearing stuff. My parents never gave me spending money and I always babysat and worked after school jobs. However, other than generally teaching me that I had to earn my own money, neither of them talked me to at all about saving, investing, 401ks, interest rates, or any of that other its-like-speaking-another-language stuff. I had to read blogs and buy books to myself about money (Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich by Lois P. Frankel is a good one). Still, I wish I’d made some financial decisions differently. (Luckily, I’m only 27, so it’s not too late to start!) Keep reading »

10 Celebrities Spending Money, Stupidly

Kim Kardashian has set a wedding date—August 20th. And it is going to be one of the biggest displays of extravagance we’ve seen in a long time. The word on the street is that she is hiring a fleet of Maybachs and Rolls Royces—two of the world’s most expensive cars—to bring her guests to her wedding. I’d like to criticize this, but I guess you can do such things when you have the cash just laying around, or if you know People is going to pay you $1,000,000 for the exclusive wedding photos. The way I see it, if Kimmy wants diamond confetti thrown at her on her special day, that’s her prerogative. She’s only going to get married (again) once, right? (Right?) Either way, we guess there are a lot more ridiculous things one could spend their fortune on. Click through these photos to see some of the most insane things celebrities have done with their money. Keep reading »

Is This Your $100 Million ATM Receipt?

One of my weird quirks (that I forgot to mention last week) is that I very, very, very rarely get a receipt when I take cash out of the ATM. (I do when I make deposits so that I have a record.) I don’t want to know my balance, even if I know I have money and I don’t need to worry about being overdrawn. I just don’t like to see how much money I have in the bank. However, I would get a receipt and frame it if my balance was $99,864,731.94, like this Capitol One ATM receipt indicates. The website Dealbreaker said the receipt– which was found sticking out of an ATM on Long Island — reportedly belongs to billionaire hedge-fund manager David Tepper, though he implied in a response that it wasn’t his, saying that he hasn’t touched an ATM “since Lehman” and “would never do something as irresponsible as leaving $100 million in a savings account.” Whatever, Tepper, don’t call my soon-to-be new boyfriend — if I can find him — “irresponsible.” [NY Post] Keep reading »

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Adele Hates Paying Taxes As Much As Us Normal Folks

“Trains are always late, most state schools are s**t and I’ve gotta give you like four million quid. Are you having a laugh? When I got my tax bill in from [her first album] 19, I was ready to go and buy a gun and randomly open fire.”

— Could Adele be any more relatable and down-to-earth? It turns out the hottest singer in the world right now hates paying taxes as much as the rest of us. (Don’t worry, she has an accountant!) It also sounds like Adele is super-generous with all the money she’s earned: she bought two homes in London for herself and her mom and set up trust funds for several cousins who are “young mums.” I love this woman. [The Sun UK via Q Magazine]
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Girl Talk: Confessions Of A (Maybe) Shopaholic

A year ago, my then-boyfriend and I argued about something. I can’t remember anymore what it was about. But I know it made me upset the night we argued and lasted until the next morning, all the way from my commute from New Jersey into New York City. Pent-up with frustration, I needed to do something to make myself feel better. So instead of walking straight to my office, I ducked into an H&M, grabbed skirts, dresses and blouses off the racks without even trying them on, and spent something like $200 or $300 on clothes in less than half an hour. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: It’s Equal Pay Day

  • It’s Equal Pay Day! Here’s your friendly reminder that women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. When race is factored in, the numbers get even more depressing: African-American women earn 62 cents and Latinas earn 53 cents for every dollar earned by a white dude. [Feministing]
  • Can you take more bad news? Over a 40-year career, women will make roughly $700,000 less than their male counterparts. The Week has figured out how it all adds up. [The Week]
  • A Texas Senate committee has advanced a “compromise” bill which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be given a sonogram, listen to the fetal heartbeat, and listen to a detailed description of a fetus. (Texas’ Senate and House had both passed versions of the bill before, but the House version was more strict and scary. This latest bill in the Senate is a “compromise” because it exempts women who have been victims of rape or incest.) Gov. Rick Perry, who doesn’t support legal abortion, is expected to sign the bill when it reaches his desk. [Houston Chronicle]

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