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.
It started as a joke. After getting “naked” with my financial trainer, I felt a little hopeless. Will I ever get out of 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!
Mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (or ETFs) are two of the most common tools used by everyday investors (you and me) to “simplify” the process of creating a portfolio and keep investment costs low.
“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.
Today we are sharing our first Gym Magic Fund story. We spoke to Florida and Vincent Harris who are one of the first recipients of Gym Magic and they shared how it helped them celebrate a very special day.