Nora Zelevansky


Nora Zelevansky’s writing has appeared in ELLE, Town & Country, Self Magazine, The LA Times,,, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, Martha Stewart Weddings and many more. In 2012, St. Martin's Press published her first novel, SEMI-CHARMED LIFE, a coming of age story and humorous social satire about a directionless twentysomething raised by quirky intelligentsia on Manhattan's Upper West Side. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow Nora on Twitter and Google+.

Posts by Nora Zelevansky

The Holiday ‘I Overdid It’ Syndrome: 6 Ways to Keep Spending, Eating and Indulging in Check

It’s a time of family, feasts and festivities—which can easily lead to excess. Here’s how to handle the season of too, too much. More

Get Rich … Slow? The Message One Investment Adviser Has for Millennials

Saving for the future can be a tall order for a lot of people, but this neurologist-turned-adviser says it’s possible—at any age. More

Splurge vs. Save: 5 Affordable Alternatives for Lavish Vacation Destinations

For every swanky getaway, there’s an equally fabulous, but cheaper counterpart—like these vacation picks for every budget. More

Money Mic: My 30th Birthday Present to Myself? Pay Down My College Debt

One woman explains her ambitious plan to pay down $42,000 of student debt—and the three lessons to take from her experience. More

8 Budget-Friendly Vacation Alternatives to Iconic Getaways

Dreaming of Paris? Wishing for Greece? Try these beautiful, affordable destinations instead. More

The Cost of Breast Cancer: How I Coped With a Terminal Diagnosis

When Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, she knew it would take a toll physically, emotionally and financially. More

7 Budget-Busting Fashion Rules You Should Ignore

A stylist saves us money (and time!) by debunking seven outdated fashion “rules” we shouldn’t follow. More

Garden Mixology: 5 Summer Cocktails Made With Fresh Flowers and Herbs

From lavender gin sours to caprese martinis, we have the perfect garden-to-table drinks to toast summer’s end. More

My Husband Embezzled Millions and I Paid the Price

My husband’s actions led me to a felony charge, a prison sentence and a lifetime of paying off debt. More

Confessions of a Mystery Shopper: How I Made $14K

With $45,000 of debt, I needed to make some extra cash—fast. The money started rolling in at the tune of $14,000. More