“Just because you’re little, you can do a lot/You mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you.” Read how THIS and other inspiration about life and money comes straight from one of my favorite books/musicals. Oh, you don’t think children’s stories are the basis on which financial plans should be founded? Think again, maggot.Read More
If TV shows have gotten NOTICEABLY crappier over the last decade, then why is cable so heckin’ expensive? I’ll tell you who’s to blame, how you can cut cable costs, and where to go if you’re ready to cut the cord altogether.Read More
Here’s the very official roundup of the year’s best blogs, movies, songs, moments and more! Please read — I’ve never felt more powerful. I had Hollywood PR managers calling me, various restaurants lobbying for top pick, it’s been wild. (Or something like that…)Read More
Personal finance can be so intimidating. How do you overcome that feeling that you're bad with money? What about when you don't know where to start — when you don't even know WHAT you don't know?! There’s one thing that you need to remember. Start here.Read More
What is APY? And how the heck is it different from APR? It’s important to understand just how much each can impact your money — even though it seems boring to talk about. Get the scoop and a haaaaanddyyyyy song about APY inside!Read More
As a naturally introspective person, it’s not hard for me to come up with a list of things that I love. But what about the things that make me roll my eyes and weigh on my chest? I’m finding ways to be truly, deeply thankful for the more obnoxious things in my life. You?Read More
We often talk about quitting our job to pursue our passion, but what happens when you quit your passion? I did, and I was riddled with guilt at first. Learn how I made the transition as I share my deeply personal story today in this guest post.Read More
I interviewed the robot trying to take my job. And you know what? I’m thoroughly convinced my job is safe. Do you think artificial intelligence is a threat to your job? Should we all move to the woods and bury money in the yard?Read More
Instead of using your HSA for qualified medical expenses, you can cashflow those costs — meaning you pay out of your regular ol’ savings account. If your HSA is smartly invested, it can stay put and continue to grow. Learn how to get started!Read More
Our honeymoon in Scotland was the most exhilarating, scenic and fun experiences we’ve ever had! Discover all of our money-saving tips, fun splurges and can’t-miss spots from our time in the Scottish Highlands - check out part 2 of our honeymoon!Read More
Money has little intrinsic value, right? It’s extrinsic value lies in the freedom, peace of mind, flexibility, tacos and options that it provides. Our most valuable asset is TIME — so what are you doing to protect yours?Read More
I’m naturally a saver. I want to find the most value in everything I purchase, even when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a honeymoon. So why would I pay nearly double the amount as necessary for our plane tickets? I’m a bit of a travel hack skeptic, and I’ll tell you why.Read More
On average, a friend’s wedding costs us $888 from engagement toast to sparkler exit. That’s an average number. Bridesmaids often spend well over $1,000. And to be quite frank, I think that estimate is on the low side. Here are 5 ways you can save some money during #weddingszn.Read More
My early career in arts and entertainment took me all over, even internationally. I met cool people and learned how to apply eyeliner well below the lash line to accentuate eyes, which will definitely come in handy in the real world.
Finances are a SORELY lacking subject in a performer’s education. But here’s what I have to say looking back on my time in the biz.
HSAs are the magical unicorns of retirement accounts that nobody talks about. And you know what? I didn’t even know they EXISTED! Learn how a health savings account can be a triple tax-advantaged savings plan and the ultimate retirement account.Read More
Taylor Swift has a budget. Stay with me …
Budgets are not just for cheap or broke people. They are a savvy way to track what flows in and what goes out — and yet they get this negative association with being overly frugal. Here's the truth of it: Having a budget doesn't chain you down. It offers you freedom with, and control over, YOUR money. Get your FREE step-by-step guide to creating a budget that works for you!Read More
Last month, I did a No-Spend Challenge. In addition to reigning in summer spending and saving some doll hairs, I was very much looking forward to what I would discover about myself and about my habits. SHO 'NUFF, I learned a thing or two. Ahead, read my spending recap, what four things I learned from the challenge, and what I'll do differently next time.Read More
Millennials, our problem isn’t intelligence; we’re loaded with it. Our problem is mental bandwidth. And much of ours is consumed by the steady drone of background noise. Think Instagram, Facebook, talk shows, podcasts, etc.
Learn how to make the most of your most valued asset — your time — by using my one simple trick for making some room in your mind.Read More