Readers asked, so we’ve drafted a form: what’s YOUR personal money snapshot?
What was your best money decision this year — and what was your worst? We’ve nearing the end of the year so I thought it might be a fun discussion, especially since there’s still time to make a great money decision or correct a bad one. Bonus question: what’s your biggest financial goal for 2019?
Women breadwinners are more common than ever, and there have been several recent(ish) articles and studies about the issues that crop up when women outearn their male partners. So let’s discuss, ladies — are YOU the breadwinner in your relationship? What issues have you noticed when you out earn your male partner? (For those of … Read More about Are You The Breadwinner? Have You Seen Issues When Women Out Earn Their Partners?
Readers, have you ever considered using 529s for going back to school, either for yourself or a partner? If you’re thinking about getting a law degree or enrolling in another graduate program in the future, you should know the basics of using 529s to fund your education. I’m betting that the typical Corporette reader is more … Read More about The 411 on Using 529s for Going Back to School
We recently rounded up several good ways to cut the cord and say goodbye to your cable company forever, and today we thought we’d take a deeper dive by sharing 10 tips to save money on subscription services of all sorts — both the ones you already have and the ones you might be considering cutting. … Read More about 10 Tips to Save Money on Subscription Services
Here’s today’s topic, ladies: What are your best tips on how to store bills and otherwise organize your paperwork? How do you deal with the mix of paperwork, electronic documents, emailed receipts, and more? I describe my own record keeping system below, but I thought it’d be fun to see what other people do… I … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How Do You Store Your Bills, Receipts, and More?
I asked the Corporette FB group a while ago what financial resources people were loving, and a reader suggested we do a post on the FIRE movement — financial independence/retire early — so I asked Rebecca Berfanger to round up some great resources on the movement for beginners! Readers, have you considered retiring early as … Read More about The 411 On FIRE: Financial Independence/Retire Early
2018 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of the best financial books for beginners, but you may also want to check out our recent discussion on whether to invest in stocks or index funds. It’s been YEARS since we’ve talked about the best personal finance books for newbies, so we figured today we’d discuss … Read More about The Best Financial Books for Beginners
‘Tis the season to think bigger than yourself — and so I asked Kate to do a 411 for us on helping charities. Whether you’ve got a little or a lot to give, how can you start donating? What do you need to know? What research should you do ahead of time? (Readers, I’d love … Read More about The 411 on How to Help Charities – How to Start Donating Money, Time, or Something Else
We were talking recently in the Corporette Slack channel about people we knew who were still on the family cell phone plan as an adult — and considering we’ve seen so many news stories about different levels of this kind of co-dependence, from sharing passwords with family members to getting help with your rent, we … Read More about Co-Dependent or Budget Savvy: Family Cell Phone Plans, Shared Passwords, Help with the Rent, and Definitions of Adulting
What has been your experience buying a car as a woman — and what shared wisdom can you impart to other women just setting out to buy a car? If you went to the dealership with a male significant other or friend, did the salesperson mostly speak with him while ignoring you? Did you feel … Read More about Tips for Women on How to Buy a Car
Here’s an odd post that I don’t think we’ve ever done: financial advice for women lawyers starting in BigLaw or other big corporate gigs with lots of money. Starting salaries for lawyers can be as high as $180,000 these days, so it can definitely be a great first salary! It’s a good idea to be … Read More about Financial Tips for Women Lawyers Just Starting in BigLaw (Or Other Very High Paying Gigs)