Reader L has a question: what are our best tips for saving money on lunch? Even if you eat out all the time, there are still some smart money strategies… Here’s her question: Could you perhaps do a post on bringing lunches to the office versus going out? I’m new to the 9-5 world, and … Read More about 6 Tips for Saving Money on Lunch (Even If You Eat Out All The Time!)
How does one negotiate a good compensation package?
Is it a bad idea for an intern to carry a $9000 bag?
How much charitable giving do you do as a young professional? How much do you donate to non-profits, and which ones?
Today’s reader mail has to do with off-season clothing… Do you have suggestions for places to get an off-season suit? Have to prep for an interview in SoCal in January… As the kids say, srsly? Man, do we have suggestions for you. Off-season is the best time to shop for clothes, in our opinion. First, … Read More about Reader mail: How to buy off-season suits…
2014 update: you may want to check out our latest discussion of emergency funds. We noticed that our post on savings seemed to be a popular one, so we thought we’d start another discussion on money and investing. Today we’re wondering, dear readers, about your emergency funds: how did you calculate the amount, how do … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: The Emergency Fund
2018 Update: This was such a great discussion we decided to update it in 2018 — here’s our latest discussion where we asked the readers, how much do you spend on work clothes? Along these cost-per-wear lines, you may want to check out our more recent post where we asked the readers: how long do you … Read More about How Much Do You Spend on Clothes for Work?
Here’s my confession/boast: almost everything I own was bought on sale. My favorite sweater jacket? Tried it on at Bergdorf’s when it cost $430, snapped it up at a winter sale a few months later for $150; then loved it so much I bought another one on HauteLook for $125. I’ve gotten pants from Banana … Read More about How to Get Great Deals on Workwear: 10 Online Shopping Tips
2020 Update: We still stand by this analysis of when you can take leftovers from a business lunch — links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our ultimate guide to business lunch etiquette. Is a doggy bag is ever appropriate in a business context? Today’s reader wonders what the etiquette … Read More about Reader mail: Can I take the leftovers from my business lunch?
How should you change your spending in a recession? The readers took a poll, and these were the results…