Young Money

How To Split Bills With Your Roommate, According To A Money Guru

Talking about money isn't always easy — and with some people it's more difficult than others. Unfortunately, when you share a living space with someone, money talk comes up a lot. Between rent, bills, toilet paper, and that last candy bar that you…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways To Politely Explain You Didn't Have Drinks, So You're Not Paying For Them

Many of us have been in this awkward situation: You go out to a bar or restaurant with friends, and they order drinks but you don't. Then, you're all expected to split the bill evenly in the name of fairness. But it's not fair for you — because you…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Ways To Save Money When Going Out To Eat, According To Money Gurus

Of all the ways we tend to drain our bank accounts, going out to eat is one of the hardest to give up. It's a great way to get out of the house, spend quality time with your friends (or your significant other, or yourself), and probably eat better…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Things You Should Discuss Before Moving In With A Roommate, According To An Expert

So, you've decided to move in with someone — congratulations! You're in good company. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 1970 and 2012, the percentage of Americans between the ages of 18 to 44 in non-family households rose from 1.7 to 6.1,…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Here's The Best Way To Split Rent With Your Roommate, According To An Expert

There's a lot to consider before moving in with someone. Whether it's your partner, your friend, or a stranger you met on Craigslist who you're desperately hoping doesn't have secret plans to collect your hair and make a doll, it's important to go…
By Madeleine Aggeler

12 DIY Projects That You Can Sell For Cold, Hard Cash

So you miraculously found yourself with extra time on your hands. Although you could use it to sleep, read, or (god forbid) socialize, you and I both know that's not the capitalist, American way. It's time to explore the wonderful world of DIY…
By Claire Warner

9 Signs Your Roommate Is Bringing You Down

Like many millennials, I’ve had a lot of roommates in my lifetime. The situations have ranged from living with one other person to living with eight roommates (boy, was that one an adventure) — but one of the things you learn when you live in a wide…
By Lucia Peters

24 Millennial Women Reveal How Much They Really Spend Eating Out Each Month

Most of us have heard that it is cheaper to cook your own food than it is to dine out. But the truth is, going out to eat doesn't have to drain your bank account. You just have to be thoughtful about how much to spend eating out. There is no…
By Suzannah Weiss

13 Millennial Roommates Reveal How They Split The Toilet Paper Costs & More

Having a roommate can be fun, but can also have its not-so-fun moments. And when money is involved — like who pays for what — things can get complicated, and fast. Because, like it or not, even if you think you and your roommates will have no…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Things You've Heard About Roommates That Are Total BS

Living with roommates can be difficult, especially if you’re an introvert. The chances of being seen naked or overheard talking to yourself are fairly high, and that sh*t is embarrassing. Plus, if your roommates are extroverts, then you’re going to…
By Elizabeth Enochs

13 Best Friends Who Are Roommates Share How They Make It Work

If you're looking to move into a new place, you may wonder: Can best friends be roommates? After all, when you're looking for a roommate, why not live with a friend? You probably know them a lot better than an internet stranger from Craigslist,…
By Natalia Lusinski

Splitting The Check In A Relationship Can Be Awkward, So Here's How To Do It

Dealing with splitting the check can always be a little tricky, but it can be even weirder during a relationship — especially the early days of a relationship. Maintaining independence is so important, but we're still dealing with all of these…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's When DIY Actually Won't Save You Any Cash

DIY can seem overwhelming to a lot of people, but it can be a good way to save money. I mean, it can be, but it isn't always. You need to pick and choose what you take on yourself. Because if you're anything like me and not too craftily inclined, it…
By Lea Rose Emery

Sorry, But You Need To Have This Awkward Money Convo With Your Roommate

Living with roommates is a formative experience a lot of us go through, but it's not always an easy one. Especially as we get older and feel like we should be able to buy a place of our own but we're too busy buying avocado toast and drowning in…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Millennial Women Break Down How They Pay For Birthday Dinners With Friends

Talking about money is always tough, but dealing with money in a social situation can be especially complicated. As we get older, we have more and more financial responsibilities. We're paying off student loan debt, we're trying to save up for a…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Important Things To Consider Before You DIY

If you're looking to save money, a quick DIY fix-it may seem like the right answer. Doing something yourself rather than paying someone to do it — how hard can it be? Plus, time and time again we hear about the benefits of cutting back and saving…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Roommate Contract For Millennials Is Going To Make Your Life So Much Easier

When you are in college living in the dorms, it’s not uncommon to be asked to sign a roommate contract. It usually requires having a quick conversation with your roommate about things like when you like to go to bed, how often you want to clean the…
By Sarah Fielding

The Best Way To Handle Splitting The Check With Friends When You're On A Budget

It’s been said many times before, but it's worth repeating: Money is a feminist issue. In fact, that’s exactly why Bustle has teamed up with CNBC Make It on Young Money, a web series aimed at helping millennials navigate tricky money moments.…
By Lucia Peters

The DIY Wedding Projects That Are Actually Worth Your Time, According To Brides

It's not really a secret that weddings can be super expensive: from the venue to the custom invitations to the catering, there's a lot of stuff to pay for. Unfortunately, not every proposal comes with a winning lottery ticket, and there's absolutely…
By Laken Howard

These DIY Projects Aren't Worth Your Time — Ever

We all love a good DIY project. At least, in theory we do. We love finding an idea on Pinterest, pinning it, and thinking about actually doing it one day. But, when it comes down to it, most of the time DIYs end up taking way more time and money…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Next Time You're Feeling Down, Try These Mood-Boosting DIY Projects

When you're feeling sad it can be tempting to crawl into bed and wallow in your feelings. You feel worn down and distraught, so why do anything else? While this outlook is tempting, and there can be benefits to wallowing, it's also important to take…
By Sarah Fielding

The Best & Worst Things About Having A Roommate, According To Millennials

How is it that a roommate can be your best friend and your worst enemy, all within the same day? They'll annoy you when they forget to buy dish soap, but then let you borrow their mascara. I've had roommates that will be in my life forever and then…
By Sarah Fielding

How To Deal With A Cheap Roommate, According To Experts

How many times has this happened to you: You already bought the dish soap, paper towels, and a new sponge, but now you need toilet paper and your roommate comes back from the store without any, as usual. As great as it would be for everyone to…
By Sarah Fielding

13 Tools Every Grown-Ass Woman Needs In Her Home

Living alone as a millennial woman takes a little bit of preparation. Sure, being your own roommate has its perks — like not putting on pants for most of a Saturday — but in order to truly be the master of your house, there are a few tools that…
By Melanie Mignucci

11 Millennial Women Reveal How Living With Their BFF Destroyed Their Friendships

When it's time to get a roommate, you may think that living with a friend is a good idea — a very good idea. However, you may hear that's often not the case. After all, just because you know somebody inside and out as a friend, you don't know them…
By Natalia Lusinski

The 9 Emotional Stages Of Assembling DIY Furniture As A Couple

Going to a department store and building DIY furniture as a couple has become a relationship rite of passage. There are so many jokes about it destroying you as a couple — so much so that comedians built a fake (or not so fake) relationship saving…
By Lea Rose Emery

5 Apps That Will Help You Split The Check Fairly — Not Awkwardly

Splitting the check can be so damn awkward. Sure, with some friends you may have an easy-breezy attitude where you go out together a lot and it'll all come out in the wash. But with others, it can turn really comfortable real quick. It can be…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Best Alternatives To Splitting The Check That Actually Work

In a society that's become virtually cashless, dealing with splitting a check when on a date or out with friends can be kind of a pain. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to splitting the check that actually work, and won't cause you to…
By Brandi Neal

11 DIY Wedding Hacks You Need To Try If You Want To Save Money

So you've done the hard part. You snagged a life partner worth sticking around for the rest of your life. Congratulations! Unfortunately, as you've no doubt discovered by now, planning a wedding is just about as easy as herding cats, and it's…
By Claire Warner

These Are Your Options If Your Roommate Doesn’t Pay Rent

Living with friends (or sometimes strangers) can come with some serious challenges. There are some roommates who refuse to do their dishes, and other roommates who’ll eat your clearly-labelled leftovers with no regard for human decency at all. But…
By Melanie Mignucci

These Are The DIY Projects That Are Actually Worth Doing

Do-It-Yourself projects (aka DIY projects) are extremely popular among millennials looking to save money, do less harm to the environment, and create individualized pieces of furniture or decorations. Studies have found millennials are big DIY…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

How To Deal With A Cheap Roommate Who’s Slowly Driving You Nuts

By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro