Tallying Up My New Savings Plan: June Edition

After two months of siphoning off 50 percent of my income into these sub-savings accounts, I now have $948.88 in savings. That feels, to quote Fun Home, like “seven million billion thousand.”

Are You a HENRY?

“Henry” describes a particular type of adult who has enough money to buy mid-range luxury goods and yet obstinately chooses not to buy them.

Tallying Up My New Savings Plan: May Edition

Every Friday, I tally up all of the freelance payments I’ve received that week and put 20 percent towards taxes, 20 percent towards debt, and 10 percent into regular savings.

First of May, First of May, Brand-New Budget Starts Today

My ‘Real Life’ May Be On Hold, But My Financial Goals Aren’t

For the past few years, I’ve been living what I fondly describe as a “temp-to-perm” life in New York City. Since moving to the U.S. from the U.K. in 2010, I’ve spent five years with one foot in each country. Even my visa can’t make up its mind—if you scroll through all the legal paperwork, you will find the phrase “dual intent.” While temporary visitors can be turned away at the border for divulging the slightest hint that they might want to make the land of the free their permanent home, my particular class of (non)immigrant has been given the federal thumbs up to spend months and even years testing the water before committing to a green card application and a lifetime of being mocked for the way we pronounce “tomato.”

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: April 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

How Do You Know When to Stop Spending?

How do you know when to stop spending? What prevents you from buying everything you want as soon as you see it?

Lay Off Millennials OK? We’re Saving As Fast As We Can

“Most millennials are saving SOMETHING.”

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Increased Income and Decreased Generosity

If you’re earning “enough” and you’ve got a little bit left over, and you’re only ever going to have a little bit left over, why not share some of what you’ve got? But now I’ve got more than a little bit left over, and I’m starting to think of my money as stackable units.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

Tackling that debt.

Tailored Financial Advice

Tara Siegel Bernard writes in the Times that financial services companies like Fidelity, which provides employer-based retirement plans for more than 13 million workers, have started to tailor financial advice and messaging to specific demographics: members of generational and income groups, Hispanics, and women.

Cheap v. Frugal

There is a difference between Cheap and Frugal.