Erin Kelly is a writer, runner and triathlete living in New York City.
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These Strategies Will Help You Figure Out How To Pay For New Tech Items At Any Budget

This article includes paid advertising content from American Express. As a freelance writer and student, my laptop is essentially my lifeline. I use it to access virtual portals and submit homework, and to write and edit the articles that get me…
By Erin Kelly
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The Best Tips For Decorating Your Dream Apartment On A Tight Budget

This article includes paid advertising content from American Express. Although scrolling through social media can make you believe everyone on your feed is renovating their starter home, the reality is that there’s no clear trajectory for millennial…
By Erin Kelly
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7 Signs You Might Want To Consider A Career In Financial Advising

We all have that one person in our friend group who we turn to when it comes to big decisions. I know that in my case, whenever I need some financial advice — whether it’s how much to budget for holiday gifting, or if I should make a new investment…
By Erin Kelly
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Nostalgic Holiday Traditions To Bring Back

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the holidays as a kid. The magic of the season is palpable and contagious. Homes and entire cities sparkle with the enchantment of holiday lights and decorations, festive yet familiar tunes fill your eardrums…
By Erin Kelly
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5 Tips For Paying For Holiday Travel Without Tapping Into Your Savings

This article includes paid advertising content from American Express. When I made the decision to move out to the West Coast for grad school, I knew not coming back home for the holidays wasn’t going to be an option. Though phone calls, texts, and…
By Erin Kelly
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These Are Some Of The Best And Worst Ingredients For Your Skin

I don’t know about you, but for me, the very epitome of self-care is staying home on a Friday night, cooking for myself, and applying a face mask. It’s so rare that I’m able to schedule time just for me — so when I do, I make sure to take full…
By Erin Kelly
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‘Splitting Up Together’ Nails The "Falling For Your Ex" Experience

Every relationship ends for a reason (and in some cases, many reasons). But with the passage of time, it can be all too easy to idealize past relationships and forget the real issues that ultimately doomed them. Of course, time can also give you…
By Erin Kelly

7 Bridal Shower Ideas That Aren't Super Done

Let’s be real: The archetype of a bridal shower is not super exciting. No matter how much you love someone, watching them open up gifts for hours at a time just isn’t all that fun. At times, it can even be a bit awkward—especially when duplicate…
By Erin Kelly

10 Thoughtful Gifts For Your Bridesmaids That They'll Actually Use

“Will you be my bridesmaid?” Few questions are more loaded than the one requesting the presence of a good friend to stand beside you on your wedding day. While the title of ‘bridesmaid’ ranks pretty high on the list of friend honors, it’s also a…
By Erin Kelly
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8 Totally Shameless Things You Do If You Love Your Pet More Than Your Friends

Growing up, my family adopted an adorable yellow Labrador mix named Candy. My parents weren’t necessarily "dog people," but my sister and I wanted a four-legged friend so desperately. Eventually, they caved. Becoming a pet owner was everything I…
By Erin Kelly
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These Routines Help Pros Put Passion First

The world is full of distractions: text messages, overloaded email inboxes, pop-up ads for flash sales at your favorite stores, clickbait headlines, social media notifications, and so much more. This became all too evident when I recently started…
By Erin Kelly
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Why More Women Need To Pick Up Power Tools, According To A Female Contractor

Kate Campbell remembers her first day on a construction job site like it was yesterday. She walked toward a group of men with her head held high, tool belt on, knees shaking. And it was clear how — being the only woman on site — she stood out. As a…
By Erin Kelly
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How One Woman Broke In To Wine's "Boys Club" And Became A Sommelier

Women love wine — at least according to the informal survey I took of myself and every woman I’ve ever met. That’s why I was surprised to learn that the wine industry has historically been a male-dominated field, and today, just 10 percent of lead…
By Erin Kelly
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Here's What A Week In The Life Of A Female Pilot Actually Looks Like

From air pressure changes and cramped quarters to bumpy rides and delays, airplane travel can by trying — so just imagine what it's like for the pilots who deal with it every single day. It’s about time we start thanking these real heroes behind our…
By Erin Kelly
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Take A Power Walk With Neha Kulkarni, Who Believes The Key To A Successful Career Is Balance

Choosing a career is a huge decision. But if you’re anxious about the road ahead, know that your first job doesn't define the entire trajectory of your career. Perhaps no one knows this better than Neha Kulkarni. Though she currently holds the role…
By Erin Kelly

The 7 Best Running Shoes For Women You Can Actually Get At Walmart

As a running coach, I get tons of questions about the shoes I wear, what running-specific sneaker brands I recommend, and why. While I’ve run in many different types of shoes over the years, I’ve come to learn that my feet feel best when they’re…
By Erin Kelly
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These Three Women Found Success Outside Of The Big City, & Their Advice Is So Inspiring

Earlier this year, I packed what I could into three large suitcases, sold or donated the rest of my material possessions, quit my job, and moved clear across the country in search of a change of pace and to pursue a new career by going back to…
By Erin Kelly
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10 Women Explain What "Success" Means To Them, And Their Answers Are So Inspiring

As kids, we’re often told that we can be whatever we want to be when we grow up — meaning that from a very young age, the whole concept of success is subjective. Whether the child version of yourself aspired to be an astronaut or a novelist — heck,…
By Erin Kelly

Build A Home Gym With These 8 Health & Fitness Gadgets From Walmart

Want to know a secret? Despite being an avid fitness enthusiast and a running coach with a full roster of clients, there are some days that even I can’t muster up enough motivation to go to the gym. It’s not that I don’t want to keep up a consistent…
By Erin Kelly
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7 Rule-Breaking Women Share The 'A-Ha!' Moment That Led To Their Career 180

In an era where “Busy!” is a standard response to a friend asking how we're doing, it feels easier than ever to get caught up in life's fictional timelines that tell us when to start a career, when to settle down, and everything in between. In fact,…
By Erin Kelly