A number of readers in our Money Snapshot series have noted that they own second homes — so let’s discuss. For you and yours, is it a pie in the sky idea — or something that’s on the table?
Home Ownership: Our Best Tips for Young Professionals
Trying to decide whether to buy a home? These are all of our best tips on home ownership!
What’s your best advice for a new homeowner — what should she do first? What should she wait on?
There’s an amusing Streeteasy ad campaign in a lot of NYC subway stations right now, with Venn(ish) diagrams like this one, and I thought it might make for an interesting discussion here. Why did you choose to live where you do? What do you think the benefits of living closer to work are — vs. … Read More about Near or Far: Do the Benefits of Living Closer to Work Outweigh the Cons?
Wondering how to figure out what your monthly housing costs should be? We looked at some popular advice, the 50/30/20 rule for housing costs…
Trying to figure out how buying a home plays into your bigger financial picture? Read this post!
You always see personal finance articles advising you what to do at the end of the year — but I see far fewer of them advising what to do financially in the beginning of the year. Personally, I like to do two things around now: a) I take a “financial snapshot,” and b) I make … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Setting Financial Goals
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decorate your first real apartment — links have also been updated below. Reader R wonders about how to decorate her first apartment after grad school… I’m about to graduate law school and will be moving into my first “grown up” apartment soon. I’ve never really … Read More about How to Decorate Your First Real Apartment
2021 update: See our new post about investing money in retirement accounts vs. saving cash. We’ve also made some updates below. Something I’ve been thinking a lot about since I read it is this Mint article on “The Value of Tax-Deferred Savings.” According to the article, “[u]nless you make enough money to max out all of … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Tax-Savvy Investments
Kat shared her personal adventures in purchasing property, as well as tips for other young women on deciding whether or not to purchase property.
You may not realize it, but where you live is one of the biggest money decisions you make — it can impact YEARS of savings because it’s such a pain to move. So it’s worth asking yourself — can I have a roommate? Do I really need a 1-bedroom or is a studio OK? Do I need to live in the trendy part of town or should I live somewhere cheaper?
This started out as a post about how to pay off debt, and I realized as writing it that the huge question is thus: When should you pay off debt? So let’s talk about it. As I’ve mentioned before, I generally led a charmed life (as far as debt is concerned) in my 20s — … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: When to Save, When to Pay Down Debt