I've moved to a new state twice now. The first time was six years ago and I had a built-in friends group because I moved for an internship. Friendships formed naturally because we lived together in dorms for five months. (That's how I met my husband!) The second time was last year and it was a whole different experience. I didn't know anyone and my husband wasn't moving until a few months after … [Read more...] about How to Make Friends in a New City
Archives for January 2017
I've been married for almost two months now and it's great! The Mr. and I are settling in to the exact same life we had before except now we have a piece of paper that says we're married and our bank account is $15,000 less. I've been thinking a lot about money and relationships lately. I'm super nosy curious when I hear about other couples who manage their money in a totally different way than we do. It … [Read more...] about Should You Combine Bank Accounts After Marriage?
I was thrilled when my friend Gwen offered to write a guest post for Millennial Boss. Gwen is a crazy-awesome millennial who saved $100,000 by age 25 and is now on the path to early retirement. She founded the blog FieryMillennials, where she shares the nitty gritty details of how she will retire in her thirties. The coolest thing about Gwen's blog (besides the fact that she's hilarious) is that she openly shares … [Read more...] about Working is Expensive – Guest Post from Fiery Millennials
Daily self affirmations have totally become a thing. My Pinterest and Instagram accounts are blowing up with these positive messages. I like to think that they work but I can't really be sure. A new Carnegie Mellon study seems to say they do (with a small caveat). "There is evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance." - Psychology … [Read more...] about 110 Daily Affirmations For Your Inner Girl Boss
When I look back on my early and mid-twenties, I often wonder if I did the right thing. I get Facebook FOMO when I see someone who took time off to live on a beach in Thailand or teach abroad in Italy. The truth is, I'm jealous. In a small way, I regret not doing something spontaneous. Your Twenties Are The Time To Take Risks I mean, when is a better time in your life to just uproot and go on an … [Read more...] about Did I Waste My Twenties or Did I Beast Them?
The tally is in! The bad news is that we missed our goal of having a $10,000 wedding. The good news is that we threw a Game of Thrones style wedding for $15,000. Our Game of Thrones Wedding Theme Game of Thrones is one of our favorite shows. While we didn't want the theme to overwhelm the wedding, we did incorporate some Game of Thrones/magical elements in the ceremony music, use of candelabras and antlers, … [Read more...] about Our $15,000 Game of Thrones Winter Wedding