Money

8 Easy Ways To Save Money, If You're Sticking To A Budget For The First Time

Being an "adult" means having and sticking to a budget. Right now, you may not have the funds for everything you want to do, and that's totally OK. You're probably working and have an idea of where you want to be. There are some easy ways to save mon…
By Marisa Casciano

17 Bougie Ways To Blow Your Bonus That'll Have You Living In The Moment

Hallelujah — you just got paid! A big bonus is coming your way, and you have two options right now: save it or spend it. As someone who is just trying to live her best life, I would go for the spend it route. A big bonus like this doesn't come often,…
By Rachel Chapman

22 Fascinating Questions To Ask Your Partner To Take Your Bond To The Next Level

Getting to know your partner better doesn't have to stop after those initial dates or the first few weeks of being official. Whether you've been with your significant other for three months, a year, or even longer, you should keep asking each other q…
By Jamie Kravitz

7 Of The Best Ways To Spend Your Money In Your 20s

Managing your money in your 20s is one of the most rewarding (and at times, challenging) parts of the decade. You're taking charge of your finances, so you should become familiar with the best ways to spend your money in your 20s, to ensure you maint…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Road Trips You Can Take With Your College BF Or GF

One of the best parts of being in college is the freedom you have during summer break. You haven't yet entered the "real world," which means you're able to travel without any real responsibilities holding you back. Unfortunately, being in school also…
By Jamie Kravitz

Science Says Millennials Think It's "Too Much Effort" To Go Out & You're Damn Right It Is

My time to be a party girl came and went during my junior year of college when, fresh out of a long-distance relationship, I decided to “let loose” and join my friends at frat parties every Tuesday night. We also got thirsty on Thursdays, and it was …
By Julia Guerra

This Is The One Major Factor To Consider Before Deciding To Try Long-Distance

When I decided to try a long-distance relationship with my now ex-boyfriend, we were both nervous about how often we would be able to see each other. This was a big reason why we chose not to officially define the relationship at first, but we ultima…
By Jamie Kravitz

I Moved In With My Boyfriend To Save Money & It Led To A Broken Engagement

The breakup itself was relatively quick and painless. After months of fighting and sleeping in separate bedrooms, it was as if we had both hit our breaking point. It wasn’t like the breakups you see in the movies -- no smashing of dishes or calling o…
By Catie Warren

4 Signs You & Your Significant Other Are Definitely Ready To Move In Together

If you and your significant other are getting ready to move in together, congratulations! You're about to take a big step forward in your relationship and that is truly exciting. Before you pack up your boxes, though, you want to be absolutely sure t…
By Jamie Kravitz

Here's How To Talk To Your Roommate About Money Without Making Things Awkward

Living on your own in the real world for the first time can be daunting, to say the least. You have to keep track of bills, clean your toilet, and actually buy the food you're going to be eating to keep yourself alive. But there are other, more subtl…
By Caroline Burke

Money is A Huge Stress On Relationships, But Most People Don't Seek Out Rich Partners

If you have ever said money doesn't really matter to you when it comes to romantic relationships, you may be on to something. There is new evidence to support the claim that millennials value true love over financial security. Digital wealth manageme…
By Jamie Kravitz

I Calculated How Much Money I'd Save If I Lived With A BF & Ugh, Why Am I Single

You've likely heard about couples saving money by living together, but just how much cash are they really saving? Sure, splitting the rent is nice, but you can do that with any roommate. When it comes down to it, the biggest perk of co-habitating wit…
By Jamie Kravitz

You Always Should Offer To Pay On A Date & Here's How To Do It The Right Way

Ah, the "Golden Rule": the semi-biblical, elementary-school mantra was probably the first piece of advice I ever received. Is it overwrought? Sure. Is it fantastic advice nonetheless? Indeed. Treating others how you'd like to be treated is a no-brain…
By Annie Foskett

6 Guys Reveal What It Means If They Don't Offer To Pay For You On A Date

Even though gender doesn't really have much to do with who pays for a date these days, most guys will still offer to pay for you on the first date. Alternatively, popular opinion tends to be that whoever set up the date should get the bill. So if you…
By Jamie Kravitz

6 Women Reveal Exactly How Often They Pay For Dates In Their Relationships

It's not easy dealing with money in a relationship. Figuring out who pays for what can be even trickier when one person makes a lot more than the other. Some couples re-evaluate dating and money as various life factors pop up, like when rent goes up …
By Elana Rubin

8 Men Reveal How They Actually Feel About Paying For The First Date

The odds that I reach for the check on a first date are about 99.99 percent. Seriously, ask any man who's ever gone out with me ever. I once bought a guy, like, a hundred dollars worth of oysters because my check-reaching abilities are basically spid…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's How Much An STD Test Costs (It's Actually Less Than You Might Think)

I am genuinely thrilled by procrastination. When I was younger, I'd save all of my weekend homework for Sunday night. The slight dread I would suffer as I played with friends on Saturdays made me feel like I was living on the edge. Cut to age 29: I s…
By Annie Foskett

These 3 Fights Are Super Common, So Don't Worry If You & Your Partner Have Them

Growing up, I feel like the adults in my life reminded me that happy friendships, couples, and families all fought. Which, in retrospect, is an odd lesson to drill into children's minds. But it's totally true: All relationships can, and should, invol…
By Genevieve Wheeler

How To Let Your Date Know You’re Broke AF Without Making It Into A ~Thing~

As with many other enjoyable things (getting guac in your Chipotle burrito, seeing Taylor Swift in concert, etc.), dating isn't cheap. Even an outing as simple as going to the movies is pricey; once you shell out the money for the tickets, popcorn, a…
By Jamie Kravitz

How To Know If You Should Keep Splitting The Bill In A Long-Term Relationship

Paying at the end of dates (especially in the beginning of the "courtship") is always a touchy subject, with varied opinions on how to handle it. Some people believe the person who invites the other out should pay; some think splitting is the way to …
By Elana Rubin