Posts tagged "Money"

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…
By: 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…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 9, 2010

Poll: Do You Have Health Insurance?

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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 sunglasse…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 20, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 6: “Puddles Isn’t A Dependent”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Susie worries about who will take care of her parents -- and pup -- if something happens to her. Finance expert Manisha Thakor says buying life insurance in your 20s is a common mistake. The purpose of life insurance is not to take care…
By: The Frisky / July 8, 2010

You Know You Want To Look Inside Lady Gaga’s Manor

Just a few years ago, Stefani Germanotta was living in a small apartment in New York City while working hard to make it in the music business. These days, she's headlining Madison Square Garden, capriciously writing on Birkin bags with Sharpies, and strutting around in Alexander McQueen heels. But that's not all. When Lady…
By: Bianca Posterli / July 7, 2010

Swedish Feminists Burn $13,000 To Protest Unequal Pay

Usually "burning money" is a figure of speech. But Sweden's feminist party literally set fire to $13,000 (or 10,000 Swedish kronar) to symbolize the amount of money women aren't getting every minute compared to men. An advertising agency donated the $13K, which members of the Feminist Initiative heaped on a BBQ. According…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Girl Talk: More On Marrying For Money

Of all the personal essays I've written, "Why Marrying For Money Isn't A Totally Bad Idea" has provoked the biggest response. It has actually run twice on the Frisky site: once about a year ago and again in June for our Cash & Coupling feature. Due to all that exposure, it has racked u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2010

20 Things Worth Spending Money On

When I moved a couple weeks ago from Manhattan to Brooklyn, I was reminded once again that there are certain things in life that are simply worth shelling out money for, no matter how tight your budget is. Anyone who has hired professional movers after experiencing the pain of moving without them knows exactly what…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 29, 2010

Cash & Coupling: Why Marrying For Money Isn’t A Totally Bad Idea

Out in paperback now: the book Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream—And How They're Paying For It, by Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake. Forget for a moment that they annoyingly refer to grown women as "girls" in their title and check out their thesis: because, for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2010
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