Budget, Personal Finance

8 Terrible Financial Mistakes I’ve Made and How to Avoid Them

Before I knew anything about budgeting or financial planning, I made some pretty horrible financial mistakes. American high school students have to pass English, science, and history, but did anyone ever think a basic finance class would be a good idea?? Everyone has to pay bills and deal with finances, and yet it’s often left… Read More 8 Terrible Financial Mistakes I’ve Made and How to Avoid Them

Frugal Fashion, Personal Finance, Travel

4 Things You Should Definitely Splurge On

Contrary to popular belief, being frugal isn’t just about being cheap (SHOCKER). I, myself, learned this the hard way. I’m great at saving money–thus the reason I am a self-proclaimed thrift savant and budgeting queen. I find the deals, I pocket the cash, and I prance away from stores (or, let’s be honest, my computer… Read More 4 Things You Should Definitely Splurge On

Grad School, Personal Finance, Self-Care

Achieving PhD Happiness: Put Your Finances First

As many of you know, one of my claims to fame is transforming myself from a broke PhD drop-out into a clinical research professional with a penchant for budgeting and personal finance. However, I didn’t leave that life completely behind, some of my closest friends are students who are approaching the light at the end… Read More Achieving PhD Happiness: Put Your Finances First

Personal Finance, Self-Care

How to Make Self-Affirmation Part of Your Financial Plan

Being afraid is the most primal response there is. Fear is how humans avoid danger and how we make decisions about our well-being. However, too much fear can paralyze us and limit our ability to function normally. It can even be detrimental to our physical and financial health. Think about it–it doesn’t make sense to… Read More How to Make Self-Affirmation Part of Your Financial Plan