Category: Adulting 101

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Guys, these chain gangs are getting a little embarrassing. Alrighty, let’s start! Warning: I just read this over. I’m sorry if some parts of it seem full of angst. I’m currently digging into a deliciously gothic book (listening to it right now) and it’s been […]

21 Life Skills Millennials Should Learn Before Age 21

21 Life Skills Millennials Should Learn Before Age 21

Today, we’ve got a list of 21 life skills that needs to be part of a young millennial’s curriculum in order to manage life beyond the ivory towers. No straight up math because honestly, when is anyone ever going to use a logarithm again. I didn’t […]

How Dumb Luck Made My Husband a Rich Man

How Dumb Luck Made My Husband a Rich Man

My husband is a special guy. He is 29 years old and has $950,000 in total net worth. Hmm, OK, we’re not that deluded. $50K shy of a $1,000,000 doesn’t make him a Rockefeller but I still think it’s a fascinating journey. Things tend to work out […]

At What Age Does Being Broke Stop Being Cute?

At What Age Does Being Broke Stop Being Cute?

When I left college, I was so depressed. I was depressed that I was working two jobs (teaching multi-media and bar hosting) and I was still barely getting anywhere thanks to San Francisco’s astronomical cost of living. I told Mr. Executive one night: “My 22nd birthday […]

3 Profound Things I Wish I Knew Before Adulthood

3 Profound Things I Wish I Knew Before Adulthood

The world is this big scary mega congregation of random events, unpredictable messes, and catastrophic meaningless nothings. I fear earthquakes, bed bugs, car accidents, identity theft, and under-cooked chicken. All in all, I am a chicken. I have to stop summarizing the things I’m afraid […]

The $1,000,000 Game: How Any Millennial Can Become a Millionaire

The $1,000,000 Game: How Any Millennial Can Become a Millionaire

Who wants to become a millionaire? After Gameboy Color came out I remember running over to my best friend’s house to drool over hers. We took turns playing her Pokémon Blue and winning big money at Team Rocket’s casino. It took the two of us an […]

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

Budgeting is depressing to a lot of people, so don’t feel alone! It’s easy starting a budget but it’s not easy sticking with one. Or maybe no matter how much effort is put in, something keeps coming up that’s out of our control It’s so […]

15 Money Things Young Adults Overlook That Matter

15 Money Things Young Adults Overlook That Matter

I don’t think I need to tell you how cool it is to be able to live on your own, have your own money and eat only ice cream for dinner. Plus, it’s not just the addition of freedom but the disappearance of grades and […]