4 Ways the Prison Industry Affects Your Everyday Life

2.3 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States, more than any other country in the world and up 500% in the last 30 years. 60% (almost 2 out of 3!!) of people in prison are people of color. But stats are just stats. How does this actually affect your everyday…

4 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Budget Success

You've probably created a budget at some point in your life (if you haven't, no worries, there's still time!). Maybe you hit a point where you feel like enough is enough and you have to be an adult and finally start paying attention to your finances. Maybe someone told you about…

Your Financial House: A New Way to Look at Your Budget

I had the immense pleasure of leading a personal finance workshop with Designers Assembly this past weekend. They are a collective of young architects and designers who have built a tight-knit community and put together events and workshops to help designers gain financial and business literacy. And they know where to…

House Updates now on Brownstoner.com!

So, if you don't know this about me already, I bought a house in Brooklyn with my boyfriend in 2012 and we spent an excruciating year gut-renovating it (granted, it used to be a heroin den and then was abandoned for 6 years, so making it livable for humans again…

Why I Love Charles Schwab

So first of all I have to say I'm not sponsored by Schwab in any way (although I should get on that, I rep them pretty hard) but I am a true convert. Reasons why: 1. Their checking account - they reimburse your ATM fees AND foreign transaction fees -…