Hi. I'm a late-twenties woman who, due to some combination of fluke and skill (I guess), ended up in a high-paying (to me, anyway) low six-figures job without a graduate degree. I grew up in a single parent family, broke as a joke, and managed to get into a top college on a scholarship; perhaps needless to say, I have NO idea how to handle this influx of money. [more inside]
How do people survive on $12 an hour? I'm looking to get a job in this pay range, and I can't reconcile it with my budget. I live unlavishly. My own monthly budget within. [more inside]
What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff?
What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff? [more inside]
How much of the budget for the average American college or university is allocated to salaries & benefits? [more inside]
Unemployed and looking. After over a year, it's time to start considering jobs making a good bit less than I did before. How do I figure out the minimum I need to make to be able to pay rent and still eat every day? [more inside]
How to negotiate salary when everyone wants to cut it? [more inside]
I'm living and working in the "real world" for the first time, namely Manhattan. Help me figure out my budget, and thus how much I should spend on rent. [more inside]