Saving and the City

About Stacey Bowman

On my 27th birthday it was time to take stock -- get a handle on things, see the big picture. Pinch myself. What did I have to show after 27 years? I want to have enough money to live with minimal stress and maximum freedom, but I’ve always invested my energy in work that has yet to pay off. The funny thing is, I’m still unwilling to sacrifice those passions for financial security.

Am I asking for too much? I guess we’ll find out together...
 

The Last Post

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In order to write about money, it became immediately clear to me that I had to write about life. It’s life that costs money, life that earns you money, life that teaches you what to do and not to do with that money. MORE

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A University Education: Priceless

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I know this is a blog about student finances, but some days I feel the need to emphasize that there are many things whose worth can never be fully represented by a dollar figure. MORE

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Civic Dreams

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Turns out I might need a vehicle this summer to get to and from my internship in a national park. Needless to say, if I do have to get a car, I’ll be purchasing the most fuel-efficient old workhorse I can find (oxymoron, perhaps?). But first I’ll need to decide how much I’m willing to pay — and I’m not talking about just the initial cost of the car. In other words, I need to find out what it will really cost to own a car. MORE

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Why Student Debt is as Comfy as a College Hoodie

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There’s a dirty secret being fairly well kept by most indebted students. It’s well-known among us, but we don’t talk about it and perhaps not all of us even acknowledge it to ourselves. MORE

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Get Cultured for Less

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One of the biggest perks of being a student is the deep discounts available on all sorts of cultural and artistic entertainment and events. Even if you’re not a student, many theatre, opera, dance and classical music companies offer great rates to those under 30, and in some cases, even those under 35. MORE

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