Tag: Money

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…

How to Get the Raise You Deserve

In a perfect world, your employer would actively take notice of all your accomplishments and how you have helped the company to succeed and approach you with an opportunity for a raise. Unfortunately, that is rarely how things play out, even if you are deserving of one. Likewise, don’t expect to get a raise just because you ask for it.…

When Should You Start Saving for College?

Congratulations! You’re starting a family. In addition to managing midnight feedings and figuring out how to get baby slobber off your work clothes, you’ve got some serious financial considerations to work through. That little bundle of joy in the bassinet is going to be headed off to college before you know it, so it’s never too soon to start thinking…

Post-College Expenses: What to Expect

You may know how to create a post-college budget, but it’s time to talk about exactly what expenses to expect after you graduate. Now that you’ve had a few weeks to revel in how good graduation feels (congrats!), take a few minutes to learn about those all the expenses—including the hidden ones—that come with real life, and how to budget for them. 1.…

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…

5 Unbeatable Ways To Save Money In College.

College doesn’t come cheap. As collegiettes, we’re so focused on making the most of our four years on campus – balancing our classes and good grades with social lives, extracurriculars and even study abroad experiences. Every little bit of cash counts, so we’re sharing our favorite money-saving hacks to help you make the most of college. 1. Choose the right…