There are three life events that are so joy producing that it can be VERY easy to throw financial caution to the wind and spend whatever you want. Even if you are the type of person who usually is pretty committed to a budget, the temptation to buy “just this one more thing” for the big day, for the first day on the job, your wedding day, or justify expenditures with “it’s only because I want the best for my child” is huge. It would take a robot not to have those natural feelings. To help you find the financial sweet spot when it comes to spending in these three areas, you’ll find the following articles helpful!
To make the most of your new job, there are several books that can really help propel your career forward. The first one, which I’d go so far as to say it’s a must read for all working women, is The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. A close second is Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You Are Worth by Mika Brzezinski. If you are further along in your career and looking to reboot, another great book by Mika and her sister-in-law, Ginny Brzezinski is Comeback Career: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success — at 40, 50, and Beyond. And for a bit of irreverence and can-do inspiration at any stage of life, check out Marie Forleo’s Everything Is Figureoutable.