Here at LearnVest we don't shy away from asking all those awkward and fascinating money questions. How much did that cost you? Do you have a big investment account? What's a secret splurge you haven't told anyone else about?
In our new series, 10 Things You Don't Know About My Finances, we get interesting people to reveal their funny, head-scratching and refreshing approaches to finance.
Last time, LearnVest's editor in chief Maria Lin told us everything from what she's most proud of to her most awkward money moment.
This time, we sat down with Brandon Holley who first came to New York City to be a writer and rose to become the editor in chief of magazines including ELLEgirl, Jane and, now, Lucky. But that's not all: She's also a wife and mother and, therefore, an obsessive budgeter!
Click on the first photo below to hear why she spent a year living on $10 a day, her favorite Etsy buy and the type of shopping that truly terrifies her.