The Financial Surrender

Sometimes I get seriously wrapped up in my everyday expenses. How can I spend less? How can I optimize my happiness while edging out my consumerism? These are pressing questions […]

Balancing Frugality and Enjoying Your Life

  About five years ago I was in a money hole I couldn’t see my way out of. I had a $6,000 student load and owed $12,000 on a 10 […]

How I Spend Almost Nothing on Groceries

  A couple of years ago it was a tradition to have dinner with my boyfriend’s parents every week. They always had a ton of ingredients in whatever they made. […]

The Money Truth Behind Apple Products

  A couple weeks ago I spent the whole week camped out in my college library studying for finals. I’d leave for brief fill-ups of caffeine or the rejuvenating sustenance […]

Podshare: The Next Great LA Startup

So I decided to put my cohousing money where my mouth is this week by staying at a shared living space. If you haven’t read Group Living for the Win go […]

The Magical Number of Stock Investing

Today I want to talk about that mystical, magical number of stock market investing. It’s the number you’ll find already plugged into your online retirement calculator. It’s also number your […]

How to Marry Someone’s Money in 3 Easy Steps

I felt like my last blog post sort of left the reader standing on the edge of a cliff. I know I can sound a little pessimistic when it comes […]

Why Get Married? The Financial Bonds of Marriage

We’re entering summer pretty soon and that means wedding season. In the last year it seems like a lot of my friends have gotten married and for me marriage brings […]

Rent Vs. Home Ownership Part Two: A Hypothetical

As a follow up to my most recent post about renting versus home buying I decided to do a little numbers experiment. It turns out we often approach financial questions […]

Rent Vs. Home Ownership: Why My Generation is Getting This So Wrong

I want you to picture the middle-class American Dream for a second. For most people this includes a great job, a soulmate, a couple of kids and maybe a wiener […]