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Tweet Multi-generational living on the rise despite historical stigma The US has a thing about living alone: moving out of your parents’ home and living without roommates has been long deemed a sign that you have achieved adulthood. I come from a culture where it’s normal, even expected, for folks to live with their parents until […]

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Tweet So says a new Time Magazine article that concludes “Millennials are scary smart with their money”. After I read the article, I wouldn’t go so far as to say “scary smart”, but it seems that more Millennials understand the importance of saving than other generations. In fact, financial security may be one of THE most […]

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Tweet In the past couple of years, sharing (or person-to-person renting) has become huge in the travel industry. Everything you need on a vacation – accommodations, tours and entertainment, food, and transportation – can be arranged on a sharing basis (or “collaborative consumption“). One plucky writer decides to assemble a vacation in San Francisco by […]

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Tweet Where we live – and the cost of living associated with our place of residence – is a big factor in our personal finances. It’s no secret that many of the cities that draw Millennials – London, New York, San Francisco, etc., are expensive places to live (a 2010 New York Times article on […]

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Tweet Saw this idea of a beer-swap on The Billfold. Love, love, love. I had a few get-togethers like this last year, where I bought a bunch of tacos from the local taqueria, got some cheese and tortillas and made quesadillas as a vegetarian option, and then had folks bring wine and beer to imbibe. […]

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Tweet When I say the term “only child,” quick, what are some words that come into your head? Hopefully the words won’t include “spoiled,” “lonely,” “selfish,” “anti-social,” but those are common (and untrue!) stereotypes that people have of only children. Recently, journalist Lauren Sandler, an only child herself, wrote a book on having an only child, […]

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Tweet I first used an AirBnB stay in May 2012, and since then have stayed in AirBnB properties in five cities. Often times an AirBnB provides a helpful (and cheaper) alternative to staying in hotels, especially if you are traveling with family. One of my best travel stays, in fact, was at a 2-bedroom AirBnB […]

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Tweet It might be cliche to admit this, but I adore shoes. In fact, I first started Well Heeled Blog as a lifestyle and fashion blog devoted mainly to, you guessed, shoes. If you are a shoe-lover like I am, or if you just wonder HOW can people have so many pairs, check out this documentary, “God […]

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Tweet Over breakfast, as we chatted about my career goals and caught up on each others’ lives, a mentor of mine recommended I consider freezing my eggs. (I was really happy that I did not order scrambled eggs for my entree). “We’ve had trouble conceiving,” my 40-something mentor told me, “in hindsight, we should have […]

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Tweet The job search process can be trying, especially if the job interview you prepared so hard for doesn’t work out. But maybe getting a definitive “no” is better than waiting and interviewing for the 7th, 8th, or 9th time for the same position, and then getting the “no” months later. Unfortunately, because of a […]

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Tweet We hear a lot about the plight of student from law schools, med schools, and other graduate programs who are burdened by drastic amounts of debt (you might remember the studentloanasaurus drawing from that earlier post). Apparently, veterinarians are not exempt from the problem. A New York Times article, “High Debt, Falling Demand Trap New Vets” shed […]

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Tweet I ask because I saw an advice column in SELF magazine on how to deal with dining-with-friends-and-money situations, especially with the sticky situation of a friend who ordered a pricey entree and wants to split the bill with someone who munched on a salad. I don’t disagree with SELF’s advice, but perhaps dining out is more awkward […]

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Tweet If you died suddenly, will your partner or spouse know how to fend for themselves in the midst of grief? Will your partner or family member know what your wishes were, will he/she have power of attorney to settle your affairs, access your accounts, have enough money to get through the first week, month, […]

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Tweet There is nothing like being a graduate student who is potentially taking on a lot of loans to appreciate all those student loan articles that surface every fall. New York Times just published a great piece on what it takes to cancel your student loans. As many know, student loans, unlike almost any other type […]

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