Category: saving

The Unexpected Reason Why It’s Easier for the Rich to Save and Harder for the Poor

That feeling when you see a low-income person with nicer stuff than you? My mother had heard that some kids at our church couldn’t afford new clothes. So she asked me to help her pick […]

How to Meet Excellent People, Eat and Drink, and Support a Fantastic Cause for (Basically) Free

Last night, I got dolled up in an evening gown and heels, got my makeup professionally done, and went to a $1,000/seat gala. For dinner, I had amazingly tender short ribs, bright green beans, creamy […]

Believing This Myth is Keeping You Perpetually Broke

Photo by Luca Zanon on Unsplash An equity partner at my firm once asked me how I was and I replied with what I thought was the perfect answer – “Good. Busy.” He gave me a quizzical look […]

The Unexpected Childhood Lesson that Makes Frugal Living Easy

I remember my very first doll. I was 9 or some age that is quite old for a first doll. My dad had won some raffle with the booby prize of two dolls. Luckily he […]

This Stupidly Easy Tip from My Parents Has Saved Me Thousands of Dollars

Source: It’s remarkably easy for me to feel ashamed. And the problem when I’m ashamed is that I clam up. And the problem with clamming up is that I don’t get help. But one time […]

How to Stay Sane When Everyone Seems Richer than You

via GIPHY I don’t know why I read fashion magazines. They are created and designed to make you feel bad. I remember reading a blog post about a magazine that airbrushed Heidi Klum’s face. The […]

What Amount of Money is Not Worth Saving?

When I was a kid, I thought my family was poor. So poor in fact that when we would eat out, I would get the cheapest item on the menu – chicken fried rice. I’ve […]

%d bloggers like this: