“Yeah, I just leave a little unpaid every month. That’s a good way to increase your credit.”
I recently paid for my first massage since moving to New York City three years ago.
It isn’t easy for me to say no—or for them to hear it.
There are a few things that Nextdoor has going for it.
That night, I received nearly $200 in donations, and had no idea how to react other than to say “thank you” as humbly as I could and purchase my ticket out of town.
How do you tell someone that you’ve just started dating that your financial situation is… underwhelming?
Literally, according to a study by Discover and Match.com.
“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”
He had loaned me $3,986.83, and I wanted to pay it back.
The first few years I lived in New York, my friends and I had a joke that I hated going to Brooklyn.
Ask them about their family.
When you start dating someone, it’s hard to trust them with the truth about your—or your family’s—financial situation.
“I ghosted my ex, and she’s about to be my new boss.”
Or, how our parents’ experiences affect the way we handle money in relationships.
The longer we were together, the more I realized that just because someone is smart doesn’t mean they’re automatically smart with money.
When you share a bank account, how do you treat each other?
I collect those souvenir pennies that you get by placing fifty-one cents into a machine at a tourist attraction and turning a big crank.
The Why Oh Why podcast asks the question—and gets several different answers.
I’m in my mid-thirties now, married with two kids on a different continent, and her checks still appear in my dormant Australian account with regularity.
Sure enough, a few days later the agent who was processing our application sent us a puzzled email: how could a gainfully employed 27-year-old possibly be missing from every single credit database?
I wanted to pay off all my credit card debt by our wedding day.
I finally plucked up the courage to have a Conversation About Money. I appreciated the invites and loved spending time together, I told him, but this lifestyle was out of my price range.
I saw the same warning signs as everybody else. I remember standing in my mom’s living room watching CNN as the oil prices started climbing higher and higher while the stock market started tanking.
When my partner and I decided to get married, we didn’t ask our parents for a blessing or go see a spiritual adviser—we went to see a financial adviser.