Tag: Finances

9 Steps To Take When Creating Your Post-Grad Budget

After a bittersweet graduation and an extensive job search, budgeting may be the last thing on your mind. But despite what your college lifestyle may have led you to believe, you’re more responsible for your finances now than ever. Your post-college expenditures won’t just consist of late-night library vending machine raids and beach week martinis, but also rent, utilities, insurance and,…

The Unspeakable Cost of Parenthood

One morning in May 2016 — having unexpectedly become a single parent several months earlier, and sick of lying awake nights trying to mentally balance my household budget — I did something that, at the time, felt drastic and slightly shameful. After taking my 5-year-old to school and my 2-year-old to day care, I returned to our fourth-floor walk-up, tidied…

The 5 Most Common Financial Fears.

Most of us share concerns about our money and our financial futures. It’s normal, and even healthy sometimes, to be on alert when it comes to your finances. But as with any fear, your financial terrors shouldn’t rule your life. Here are some tips to deal with some of the most common worries. Medical crisis Many fear that illness or…