Krasny edits the Your Money section
of Business Insider, which mixes traditional finance news with real stories of trying to get by on the money you have. You can follow her on Twitter @jillkrasny
Why We Like Her:
Because she frequently brings out the personal in personal finance by sharing her own fiscal adventures as a 20-something living in New York City. Also, she used to work as a writer and editor at MainStreet, so we go way back.
Bring your own lunch to work. “I cannot stress this enough. My wallet got a whole lot fatter once I started planning out my meals, and even snacks, for the week,” Krasny says. “Considering I spent $10 a meal at my last job, if not more, this saved me hundreds each month. And once I got in the habit of doing it, splurging $12 on an overpriced falafel plate at Maoz seemed like a waste of good Ben Franklins when I could be putting that money toward something more rewarding – like, say, a tube of mascara, or my fricking cat's vet bill.”