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

Winter Vacation Primer: 9 Ways to Spend Less When Planning (and Taking) Your Trip

Planning to travel over MLK weekend or other peak dates? Try one of these creative tips for saving cash on pricey winter getaways. More

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

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

One woman’s ambitious plan—and the lessons she learned the hard way. 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 by debunking seven outdated fashion “rules” we shouldn’t follow.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