In your 20s, the trick to saving money is more about forming money saving habits than it is about physically saving a large amount. Money’s very personal, which is why saving is easier for some than others. In fact, saving has nearly nothing to do with an actual income amount. It’s about habits. That’s why …
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.
NYC CAN be affordable if you know where to look. In a city where savings accounts are urban legends, opportunities to avoid unnecessary spending are important. Because of high competition in New York, some prices have been driven down lower than you’ll find in suburbia. Here is a list of things you should never be …
One of the hardest parts of staying healthy in cities (or eating in cities, or, overall, surviving in a city) is, of course, the price! Eating healthy can particularly cost a pretty penny. The salad I like from Fresh & Co. around the corner from my midtown Manhattan office is $13 and I would personally …