It’s almost the new year and you’re ready to get your finances in check. You’ve tried before but you tell yourself this time will be different. Sound familiar? Many of us have goals to improve our finances but fall short for a number of reasons. But there’s a secret weapon that can transform the process: getting an accountability partner.
Thinking about your 401(k) strategy or even looking at the basic benchmarks for your retirement savings can feel overwhelming, but don’t put it off. You can achieve a 401(k) plan that works for you and your goals and fits within your lifestyle.
Meet Gabrielle! We sent Gym Magic her way to assist in paying for unexpected expenses after her family went through a series of rough patches. We caught up with Gab to learn more about her journey with us and how she and her family are doing now.
It’s the most wonderful time of year but can also be the most stressful time of year for your wallet. You might have a laundry list of things to buy, travel to book and more. Before you get in too deep, keep these smart holiday spending tips in mind when budgeting for the holidays.
I’m sure all of your inboxes are flooded with Black Friday deals and the multitude of ways you can spend your hard earned money on stuff; and I want to make sure that you receive what I feel is the best offer in your inbox, and that’s the offer to NOT spend your money.
Here are the best Black Friday shopping tips on how to get the most out of Black Friday deals. You’ve barely digested the turkey and your mind turns to the deals you should be scooping up during Black Friday.
This summer, I splurged and saw the latest installment of the Mission Impossible movie series in the theater; and while I found the movie entertaining, I spent the last 20 minutes of it convinced that Ethan Hunt’s mission was truly “impossible” and all characters were sure to die. Spoiler alert: they all lived and yet again Ethan defied just about every law of physics to accomplish his task.
Are you feeling the pinch when it comes to your finances? Get Expert Financial Advice & Hit Your Goals with the 5 Best Tips on How to Save on a Tight Budget. By using these five tips you can make progress on your savings goals without too much pain and go after your big dreams and life goals.
I was feeling pretty good about my money diaries log, which I had been keeping for a week upon reading the book. Then, on the last day of logging, my boyfriend texted me with some news. Primera Airlines had just declared bankruptcy. Which was not so great because they owed me 3000 euros. That’s about $3,450.
What would it feel like to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt? How about increasing your credit score by 50 points? Donna Leung, since joining the Financial Gym last fall, can confidently tell you how!
At The Gym, we like to say the summer is to our bank accounts, as the winter is to our bodies. We plan weekend getaways, go to impromptu rooftop happy hours, and try to soak up the summer fun as much as possible.
My feelings about money generally range from guilt for splurging to anxiety about not having enough. But last week, I confidently stepped into the box office and bought two tickets to “Crazy Rich Asians” – a romantic comedy starring a majority Asian cast.
After five years with roommates in New York City, I was ready to take the plunge and move to a new apartment -- alone. As someone surviving but not thriving financially, only hearing one alarm each morning seemed like an unattainable dream.
Perched on a stool at the Financial Gym’s former Flatiron location, each new revelation about negotiating at a Wine & Learn Wednesday event made me more fired up about personal finance. At the beginning of 2017, I made a New Year resolution get my finances in order.
My relationship with money is linked to fear. A series of experiences with housing uncertainty, scarcity, and witnessing financial and psychological abuse taught me to live in fear of anything to do with money.
After getting “naked” with my financial trainer, I felt a little hopeless. Will I ever pay off my debt? Will I ever not live paycheck to paycheck? She assured me all would be okay, but I knew I had a long road ahead of me.
We are officially in the middle of the Summer season which means it is more crucial than ever to make sure we are soaking up the beautiful weather as much as possible! Yes that means meals and happy hours outside, but we are talking about moving our workouts outside, too!
“Do I have to give up wine?” That was one of my big questions when figuring out what costs to cut. For Chandra Savage, a Level 2 trainer at the Financial Gym, wine is also something that’s on the “must have” list.