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Personal Finance Snapshot | How a Nonprofit Employee Manages Her Money

Two towers of coins.

It can be hard to talk about money. While we often seek advice on how to earn more or manage what we have, it’s still a personal subject. However, The Billfold offers real perspectives and advice from people across the economic spectrum in a variety of fields. They occasionally feature the stories of people who work in the nonprofit sector and offer helpful finance tips. Check out some of their advice and stories below.

  • Ever wondered how a 29-year old artist/nonprofit worker living and working in New York balances a passion for art, social good, and finances? The Billfold interviews Margaret who gives an in-depth snapshot of her living situation:

"I do get really worried about living paycheck to paycheck actually. But I feel like with the art career and the full-time job, eventually I’m going to run out of enough energy for both. I think I learned by doing mostly. It’s not like I have a huge paycheck to work with. Sometimes I feel like I’m micromanaging it. A lot of my money management is focused on not running out of money ever.

I’m also looking for a higher paying job right now. I had a conversation with my boss about my workload and pay situation. A raise wouldn’t happen until the 2014 budget is approved—nonprofit budgets I guess."

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by Aaron McCoy

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