Category: Adulting 101

Why ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ is a Myth to Most Millennials

Why ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ is a Myth to Most Millennials

Oh, I hate November. Everything this month has been some sort of awkward realization paired together with the crazy philosophizing following that realization. I can still use being young as an excuse, right? That’s one of the perks of having an online blog journal. You can […]

How to Comparison Shop for Happiness

How to Comparison Shop for Happiness

With the holidays coming up, there is going to be a lot of smart shoppers out there searching for the best deals. But for now, I’ve created a shopping guide for something else more important than getting the best deals on Black Friday. I’m working […]

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 […]