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…

The Debt Snowball!

Today, I had a brunch & budget with a friend of mine and we went through one of my favorite tricks of the trade: the debt snowball! It's a pretty simple concept. Most people who have 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5) lines of credit will say, hey, I'll…

Finding Your Buffalo: Asking Yourself the Big Why

Many moons ago, I began my serial blog writing habit (seriously, I have like 5 of them in various states of defunct). The first blog I started was about money (of course) and I wrote about saving. I posted it on LiveJournal (and I'm totally dating myself) and I got this comment from a random dude: Well, this…

They’re Not Resolutions, They’re Goals

There’s something about the phrase new-years-resolution that just feels like it’s set up for failure. The verb resolute just makes it feel like you’re bracing yourself for something that’s going to suck, but to hell with it, you’re doing it anyway. And then the next day, you’re a little less…
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