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I’ve worn a watch every day of my life since I was in middle school. It started with a black Casio watch my mom bought for me from Kmart for $9.99. She didn’t like the $16.99 price, so she swapped the sticker with a cheaper one, shrugging her shoulders when the cashier was suspicious. Now […] The post My Responsible Plan for Buying an Expensive, Useless Watch appeared first on THE ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 7:45 AM
It was the tweet heard around the world. OK, it may have only reached the fringes of the personal finance world. I’ve mentioned controversial tweets before, but last week another tweet touting the same “unrealistic” savings benchmarks pissed people off again: And again, all the defeatist replies made me sad as hell: “That’s cute that you […] The post How to Be Passively Aggressive With Your Money (on Any Income) appeared first ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 10:20 AM
There’s a good chance you already follow Alice Gao on Instagram. She happens to be the only photographer on my personal feed. Recently, as I was flipping through her portfolio, I realized that those dreamy inspiration photos I had pinned to my wedding Pinterest board were actually hers. Alice not only has an artistic eye, […] The post Alice Gao: The Jet-Setting Photographer Who Wants to Talk About Money appeared first ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 7:45 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 […] The post My Weekend Money Diary #8: Here West Elm, Take All My Money appeared ...
Posted: May 11 2018 @ 9:13 AM
Call me late to the game, but I used to dismiss cash back sites. Answering endless surveys and playing games to earn $5? No thank you. Somehow getting “free money” back to online shop? Yeah right. eBates, Swagbucks, Upromise. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these names. Somehow they reward you with cash back […] The post Are Cash Back Sites Sketchy, or an Underrated Way to Save Money? appeared ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 3:24 PM
*Guest post: I often get messages from readers who are struggling with how to have productive money conversations with their significant others, so I’m excited about this post! Money is such a huge part of relationships, and a source for arguments in said relationships. I could have easily written an article about this myself, but […] The post How to Talk to Your Partner About Money…When They’d Rather Talk About Literally ...
Posted: May 03 2018 @ 7:45 AM
This post was supposed to be different. I was finally going to write one of those witty, bite-sized posts that everyone else seems so good at yet have utterly eluded me. I’d dusted off an old money snapshot from my Hotmail account (don’t make fun). This is it, I thought. This time was going to […] The post How My Financial Anxiety Turned Into Confidence appeared first on THE LUXE STRATEGIST. ...
Posted: Apr 30 2018 @ 7:45 AM
Everywhere I turn nowadays, there’s this overwhelming sentiment: you should spend more money on clothes. “Cheap clothes are actually too expensive.” “Buy fewer, but better.” “Quality clothes are an investment.” Lucky for me, am I ever in the mood to spend. Spring has finally decided to show its face: the magnolias are blooming, the winter […] The post When You Should Save and When You Should Splurge appeared first on THE ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 7:45 AM
I recently realized that I don’t like to tell people no. Wear navy blue and black together? YES. Eat mochi before dinner? YES. Go out on New Year’s Eve, even though I’m already in my sweatpants? YES. I even have a soft spot in my heart for that cheesy Jim Carrey movie, “Yes Man.” So […] The post How to Be Spontaneous Without Wrecking Your Budget appeared first on THE LUXE ...
Posted: Apr 16 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Say it’s fall of 2016 and you’re messing around in Google Drive when you come across a folder called ‘blog_ideas.’ Inside is a spreadsheet you started four years earlier, in 2012–a list of 26 blog post ideas you brainstormed once, sparked by some short-lived inspiration. Probably when you were unemployed and had nothing else going […] The post A Year in Blogging: The Luxe Strategist Turns 1 appeared first on THE ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 7:45 AM


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