Money

What to Include in Your Business Plan For a Side Hustle

What to Include in Your Business Plan For a Side Hustle

Business plans are the foundation of your business. And while the idea of writing one might seem intimidating, I promise it doesn’t have to be. Simply put, a business plan helps you run your business—everything from getting it up and running, managing the day to day,...
Career Contessa’s Best Financial Advice for 2019

Career Contessa’s Best Financial Advice for 2019

Money, money, money. We’re always thinking about it. We’re never talking about it. In fact, most of us were taught to keep quiet when it comes to money. According to a Bustle survey, 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with...
What One Financial Expert Would Tell Her 20-Something Self

What One Financial Expert Would Tell Her 20-Something Self

My journey to building wealth really started after I graduated from college—when I first started earning a real income and became truly independent. I moved out of my parents’ house, bought a condo, got a car, and basically began funding my life, all on my own. As a...
Unemployed? How to Save Every Cent (And Stress Way Less)

Unemployed? How to Save Every Cent (And Stress Way Less)

If you’ve ever justified a Target run by saying,” I only need to work X hours to pay it off”—read this. A steady income can hide seriously irresponsible spending habits. But once you’re unemployed, and the cash stops coming in, every minor purchase matters. The...
How to Build an Emergency Fund This Summer

How to Build an Emergency Fund This Summer

Confession: I didn’t have an emergency fund until I turned 29. Up until then, I’d relied on crossed fingers, good deeds equalling good karma and, when all else failed, a credit card. I knew I needed one. Anytime my checking account dipped to the double digits and...
Always Out of Money at the End of the Month? Try This Trick

Always Out of Money at the End of the Month? Try This Trick

Just because I’d always heard that having an emergency fund was a good idea doesn’t mean I ever thought I’d have one. You know how it goes. You plan on transferring money to a savings account and then, without fail, something comes up. A car repair. A cheap flight to...