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Is it okay to say carpe diem and take on debt to travel? I probably wouldn’t, but I am trying to build a You Only Live Once fund for all my big-ticket travel dreams. If you’re broke but still want to see the world, you can find ways to live, study, or visit another country for free.

Despite lots of existential college angst due to my liberal arts degree, I decided not to go to law school. One of my favorite shows is Sex and the City, and here are the lessons I’ve learned from Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. Who says TV can’t be educational?

I also decided not to live at home after graduation, even though that would’ve saved me money. Now I’m financially independent in all the big things (rent, loans, etc.) but I’m still not a girl, not yet a woman…

Not to mention the 20s are a weird time… I feel like an in-betweener. How do you decide when life would be, well, normal life, and when it should be an adventure?

I’ve gotten better about not spending money on clothes or shoes (and learning to buy the shoemaker instead). But I will ALWAYS make room in my budget for books. I am also hopelessly in love with Argentine tango, and will do everything¬† necessary to fund my obsession hobby. But it’s so hard to put your passion on a budget!

This is one of my favorite short stories of all time. Oh, and I also spend money on my hair, but apparently my hair budget is quite in line with many other girls. Of course, now that the economy has gone down the tubes, I’ve lost that spending feelin’. If my house was burning down, I’d grab this and run.

Curious about what other people’s food budget is? Well, you can take a peek here. If you’re looking for good book recommendations, here you go! While you’re reading, why not kick back with some nice homemade cupcakes? Or, if you prefer something healthier, how about a poached egg? ūüėČ

If you are curious about who some of my readers are, look here. And if you are a lurker, why not comment & de-lurk? It’s fun, I promise. And if reading about my financial life leaves you thirsting for more, check out the 20-something money stories published on this site.

Oh, and did I mention I love the tango?

  • Farnoosh Brock - So far as books, one day I got an email from Amazon to join their Amazon Vine program. It sounds so good I thought it was a joke, but it is basically free books they send you to keep, so long as you review 75% of what you receive, and I think they selected me based on a lot of book reviews I had done for them. Book selections tend to be towards modern and some are unedited manuscripts but it IS a way to get free books, which is what you mention here (budget for books). Never stop reading voraciously, what a fabulous habit. I am happy to be developing mine the last few years too!ReplyCancel

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