As love is in the air, thanks to Saint Valentine, it’s a good time to think about same-sex weddings and the pressures to stick to traditional wedding norms.
It’s easy to find yourself thinking, “I’ll be so much happier when I get a raise.” Then, you get a raise and feel like your financial situation has drastically changed. You can afford to save a little more per month or maybe even make that much-sought-after upgrade to your home.
But after a few months, you get used to the new salary, and the cycle begins again of waiting for that next pay increase to feel like you have enough money to live comfortably.
Many of us get the same feeling when we buy a house. What was once a gleaming home that filled you with pride is now a constant reminder of everything you want to fix.
My parents hate their retirement.
This revelation floored me. How could that happen? How could you spend your entire life working and saving, come upon the freedom of retirement and just hate the ending?
New Year’s resolutions are fundamentally flawed.
This idea of doing something for an entire year is both daunting, unpractical and, frankly, a little boring.
So let’s try something new in 2017. We’re going to take a single resolution – getting your finances in order – and break it up into 12, easy-to-accomplish, month-long goals.
By setting up a series of manageable tasks, you’ll be able to make real month-by-month progress while staying motivated and mindful of the big picture. Because, really, what good is starting something if you can’t finish it?
With the rise in popularity of personal finance blogs and sites, women have more educational resources available to them than ever before. And many of these sites know that women need personalized financial advice that speaks to their individual needs – not just blanket rules for becoming a millionaire in a male-dominated world.
Queue our first Facebook Live and an honest discussion with the women who aim to help others make better financial decisions.
What would you prefer more of: cash or Facebook memes? If it’s the former, I have good news for you. In the amount of time you spend tweeting and sharing and insta’ing during your work break, you could be pumping up your wealth instead! (And by “work break,” I mean anytime between 9-5 when you’re “working.”)
We all need a brain break from the office at times. Instead of spending it aimless scrolling through social media or online shopping, rock your wallet in 30 minutes or less by accomplishing these seven financial wins (and then get back to work!)