Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2014 Check-In

Pull up those balances!

I Bought a House When I Was 21

When I tell people that I own my house, and that I bought it when I was 21, they always want to know how could she afford it? I can see in their faces that they’re wondering if I’m a trust fund baby, if my rich boyfriend bought it with me, or if I secretly make money doing something tawdry. Nobody ever asks me that question, but if they did, I think they’d be disappointed in the answer. My secret: I just saved my money.

A Financial Adviser Plans Her Holiday Spending

I am frequently asked for suggestions on saving money over the holidays, so I thought I’d share some ideas that have helped me.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: October 2013 Check-In

OK! Let’s throw some money at our problems.

Accumulating More Debt Than Money for Retirement

I’d Totally Save Money If It Didn’t Feel Impossible

I have a problem, and that problem is not being able to save money.

How an American Earns a Living in Turkey

I make 78,000 Turkish lira per year, which was around $40,000. With the exchange rate now, it’s closer to $39,000.

A Conversation with a Photographer Who Earns $50,000 a Year

Grant: I’m 28, live in Chicago, Ill. My fiancé and I just moved to a neighborhood called Logan Square last weekend. I am a photographer.

One Day at a Time

Helaine Olen tackles saving for retirement (or saving for anything, really) in her Guardian column today, and one of our very own editors makes an appearance.

My $10,000 Safety Net (Thanks, Gran)

Money from dad from Gran.