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The Luxe Strategist

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The Luxe Strategist
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Lifestyle
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Start Year:
2017

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Age:
30s
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Asian
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Female
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Latest Blog Posts

If you’re like me, you love reading stories about how other people do money. But have you ever wondered about the actual mechanics of money? How all the nuts and bolts work together to make the savings magic happen? Let’s back up. There are a million articles that show you how to spend less. You get inspired to start changing your behavior: making coffee at home, or cutting down on eating ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 10:11 AM
What happens when someone who’s “good at money” tracks their spending the old school way? With a pen and paper and not using an automated system like Mint? Inspired by the Man Repeller and Refinery29 money diaries, I thought it’d be fun to see what happens when I track my spending for a weekend. Although I’m conscious about my overall spending, I’m at a point where I don’t feel the ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 8:37 AM
People get worked up about engagement rings. Just last week a coworker announced she was engaged. The first thing other women did? Rush over to scope out the engagement ring. That’s just what people do. Anyway who’s ever contemplated marriage has felt the intense social expectations about “the ring.” So when I tell people I don’t have an engagement ring it wouldn’t surprise me if these thoughts cross their minds: That ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 1:46 PM
If you live in an expensive city it’s easy for money to slip through your fingers like sand. With $3,000 studio apartments, $16 cocktails, and gym memberships that cost as much as car insurance, it’s no wonder people say you need at least $200,000 salary to get by. These things can seem like unavoidable facts of city life. And they can up fast. But are they really unavoidable? And with a median ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 9:34 AM
Everybody makes mistakes. Even people who blog about personal finance. While it’s easy to judge someone for ignoring their credit card limit or failing to contribute to their 401k, here’s a universal truth: bad purchases happen to us all. It’s probably safe to assume that anything bought from a SkyMall catalog is an impulsive, unnecessary buy. Those sweatpants on page 97 that are printed look like jeans? Yeah, I’ve considered them, ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 8:08 AM
I like to joke that credit cards are my best friend. It’s a known thing in my circle. So much so, that for my office Christmas party my coworker ignored the wish list I sent him and bought me a credit card holder instead. Many of the luxe strategies I talk about involve working your credit cards like tools. I’ve got 6 of these tools. No matter how many I open ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 9:22 AM
When we were in Hawaii this spring, my mom bought a $12 coconut from a “local fruit stand.” Yeah, the rest of the family teased her for it the entire week. Especially since a few days later she discovered another one for only $5. One of the many cute fruit stands.When most people think of Hawaii, they think “expensive.” And they aren’t wrong. But with a little bit of planning and ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 11:56 AM
When we were in Hawaii this spring, my mom bought a $12 coconut from a “local fruit stand.” Yeah, the rest of the family teased her for it the entire week. Especially since a few days later she discovered another one for only $5. One of the many cute fruit stands.When most people think of Hawaii, they think “expensive.” And they aren’t wrong. But with a little bit of planning and ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 11:56 AM
Earlier this week I came across this post on the wedding traditions people skipped. The comments were addicting. I’ll play along, I thought, mentally making a list of conventions my fiancé and I are doing without. But then the list started to get long, so I thought, why AM I deciding to forgo all these traditions? So here’s a fun weekend post because: A. My fingers hurt from all the typing I ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 1:24 PM
Frugality and designer clothes. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But what if I told you that there are ways to rock designer clothes without wrecking your budget? Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: you’re flipping through Vogue and see a super cute jacket. But then your heart plummets: the super cute jacket costs $1,000. With an outrageous price tag like this, it’s easy to feel discouraged and think designer clothes ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 11:01 AM

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