Single Women Going Broke By The Cocktail

For those that watched the glamorous life of Carrie Bradshaw and her cronies in Sex And The City, did you ever wonder what it really cost to maintain a Manhattan apartment, fabulous clothing, and dining and entertainment throughout the city?   One quoted number by Carrie Bradshaw herself is that she spent well over $40,000 on footwear alone over the course of her lifetime.  Could that be true and why is it that so many women now in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s are struggling financially? Recently, Pew Research collected data and published a report that a record amount of adults today in their 20’s and early 30’s are unmarried.  If the trends continue in the current direction, one in four will never ever get married.   The biggest reason given by this age group for not getting married was for a lack of financially being ready.   Women were especially concerned about tying the knot because of financial concerns.   As salaries and ...

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Do The Worst Budgeters In The US Live In Georgia?

What makes someone a bad budgeter in life?  Is it the fact that they use their ATM receipt as their personal bank reconciliation?   Is it that as long as they can pay the minimum on their credit cards, they will keep charging new purchases every month?  Is it because of poor upbringing and spending no time learning about money? Wallet Hub recently ran a study and ranked the 150 metropolitan areas in the United States to gauge the overall budgeting capability of their residents.  They did so by examining 16 key metrics, ranging from the average credit score to the percentage of unbanked households.  They even ranked foreclosures.  Here is what the study revealed about budgeting. Metro Areas with the Best Budgeters Metro Areas with the Worst Budgeters 1 Fargo, ND 141 Monroe, LA 2 Sioux Falls, SD 142 Alexandria, LA 3 Rochester, MN 143 Savannah, GA 4 Minneapolis, MN 144 Augusta, GA 5 Boston, MA 145 Macon, GA 6 ...

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