How I Bought That

How I Bought That takes a peek inside the process of making a major purchase, whether your budget is big, small, all your own, or supplemented by family or financial institutions. In this series, we look at how women afford big purchases like first homes, statement bags, and more. The common thread here is saving with a goal in mind, and then spending like you had it all along.

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After Experiencing the Worst Year of My Life, I Bought a Nude Portrait of Myself
"I wanted this painting to depict the exact moment I learned to love myself again."
Getting My First Tattoo Finally Made Me Acknowledge My Body Dysmorphia
"I thought I had to change my body to be worthy of a tattoo, but now I’ve learned that it's worthy exactly as it is."
How I Bought That: $11,000 of Home Renovations During a Pandemic
Even though my boyfriend's hours were cut, we were able to make up the money through my freelance job.
How I Bought That: In Vitro Fertilization Treatments That Cost Over $30k
It was all worth it when I looked into my son's eyes for the first time.

More How I Bought That

Buying a Switch at age 28 feels like a win for my childhood self
When we were young, my brother and I always played video games together, until he got a Game Boy and I didn't.
I moved to NYC after college with no savings—here's how
It took side jobs, networking, and—TBH—financial support from my parents.