Finance education and financially literacy are the most important, yet least talked about part of becoming a self-made woman. Whether on purpose or by default, historically, women aren’t as independently financially stable as their male counterparts. Whether that’s because of unequal work pay, varying roles in marriage, or simply a lack of education, we women (and men!) owe it to ourselves to break bad habits and get in control of our financial lives.

Side Hustle + Finance

The two are more interconnected than it may first appear. As financial expert Nicole Lapin says, “everything comes back to money”. Work, relationships, hobbies, etc., it all boils back down to money. I love side hustles for two main reasons:

1- They let you express your creativity and continue practicing passions you may not use during your 9-5; and

2- They can help you got financially in control and even far financially ahead if you’re willing to hustle.

Urban 20 Something is not a finance blog. It’s a blog that aims to help millennial women become self-made, which means hustling above and beyond your 9-5 job. All finance tips here are in relation with how to make that happen.

It can be difficult to stay motivated when paying off student debt. Click through for 5 surefire ways to stay motivated when paying off student loans.

pic   The road of paying back student loans can feel long, lonely, boring, and frustrating. This is especially the case if you have fairly large student loans and the monthly payments seem like they’re not helping you at all. It’s understandably difficult to keep momentum when you’re only chipping away at interest.   A …

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Social media can make us feel less than or not good enough, but there's a lot of inspiration in it, too. Here's how to handle the competition within social media.

  This post is about the competition within social media. We all know it, we all feel it. Our parents and elders comment often on the competition within social media to have a certain body type, a certain lifestyle, status, money, etc. Today, I asked my friend Alli from Financialli Focused to talk about the …

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Millennials are drowning in debt. Whether it's the good debt of student loans or a mortgage or credit card debt, it's everywhere and it's not fun. Click through to learn how I'm paying off my student debt as fast as possible.

Millennials are in debt. A lot of it.  There are several explanations for this, but one I’ve been acutely aware of as of late is this social “accepting” of debt the millennial generation carries. Has anyone else noticed this genre of mainstream media that encourages you to be irresponsible in your twenties? Articles like this …

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