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 discouraging to start saving money in your twenties because we don't always make a lot of money and saving can feel moot. That's why in your twenties, the most important thing is about building habits. Click through to learn easy ways to build it.

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 …

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4 things you should not spend money on in NYC; making NYC more affordable. Whether you're a tourist, a native New Yorker, a college student or like to come on weekends, this post will surely help you save money in Ne York. Click here to get my tips and make the most out of your time in the best city in the world!

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 …

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Staying healthy is so important to success, but so is saving. If you're a budget-watcher and/or health aware, these tips will be great for you!

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 …

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