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21 Financial Resolutions for the New Year Ahead

There's lots of research out there on why resolutions fail year after year.  The short of this -very long and over told- story is that setting a huge goal like “I'm going to lose weight” is both unattainable (because you're…

The No-Cost Holiday Gift to Myself: A Social Media Blackout

Many of you may know that holiday gifting to myself is a tradition I indulge in every year. (In the early days of this blog I used to publish “gift guides” that were mostly lists for my holiday earnings…

The Smartest Ways to Save Money on the 2017 Holiday Season

Raise your hand if your wallet feels personally victimized by the holiday season. Trust me, as a former shopping addict, I get how hard it is to stay on budget during the holiday season. Everyone is out decking the halls,…

Why Self-Care Should Be on Your Holiday Shopping List

LB Note:  After two back-to-back weekends traveling (to LA and Austin for the blog and the holidays) I'm so grateful to have this post from my buddy Jen Smith at The Penny Hoarder. It perfectly blends practical money advice…

Gift Giving with a New Relationship

Cyber Week Deals for Your Finances

I know it's hard to escape the post-Thanksgiving onslaught of sales without spending a little money. I definitely don't go to stores on Black Friday, and if I find a really, really good sale….I'll do Cyber Monday. So, I'm…

Being Rewarded in Style: My L.A. Trip with the Uber Visa Card

*This press trip was graciously covered by Uber and Barclay Card. All opinions on the trip and product are my own.  As a  finance influencer, I take the products I recommend very seriously. I once blasted my most lucrative…