Melissa Kravitz

Melissa is a writer who (like all other writers) is based in Brooklyn. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Glamour, Travel & Leisure, Mic, Thrillist, Them and many more publications. She’s also working on a novel. 

Cheese

Meet the Lesbian Cheesemongers of the 'LGBrieTQ' Community

“Lesbians love cheese, but then again who doesn’t? I suppose you could fit quite a bit of cheese in the back of that Subaru."
Melissa Kravitz
4.4.19
Work

The Secret to Getting More Done When You Are Your Own Boss

Staying focused and productive when there’s no one around to hold you accountable can mean the difference between success and failure.
Melissa Kravitz
1.17.19
Free

Suddenly Making Less Money May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease—and Death

Losing your job can feel like a death sentence. New research shows the scary way that might actually be true.
Melissa Kravitz
1.7.19
Work

The Gig Economy Blurs the Line Between Work and Fun for Freelancers

When coworking spaces offer night-time social events and other freelancers invite you to “laptop pedicures,” it’s hard to know where the work ends and the socializing begins.
Melissa Kravitz
12.17.18
Work

A Survival Guide for Avoiding Awkward Workplace Gifting Drama

We asked a manager and a gifting expert for advice on how to steer clear of an embarrassing office gifting faux-pas during the holidays.
Melissa Kravitz
11.26.18
Millennials

Dear Millennials, Stop Being Bad Tippers

Know when to share cupcakes, and when to graciously gift some extra cash.
Melissa Kravitz
11.21.18
money brain

I'm Hooked on $35 Fitness Classes and It's Embarrassing

I feel conflicted paying so much money for 45-minute exercise classes at SoulCycle and Pure Barre—all in the hopes of sculpting an ideal body. Here's why I keep going back and how I deal with the guilt.
Melissa Kravitz
10.4.18
Work

Meet the People Making Real Money Selling Clothes on Poshmark

For some it’s a lucrative side gig, but serious Poshers can make up to $1,000 a week on the popular used clothing app that's all about community.
Melissa Kravitz
9.5.18
Free

What It Takes to Make a Living as a Drag Queen

Most drag queens have modest incomes, but their expenses for hair, makeup and travel can easily top $10,000 a year. Here’s what they spend on and the tricks they use to make ends meet.
Melissa Kravitz
7.27.18
money brain

How to Throw a Wedding for Under $5,000

City hall, kegs of wine, and a small guest list can help make your dream wedding affordable.
Melissa Kravitz
7.6.18
money brain

Use These Travel Hacks to Get Free Stuff from Your Airline

Insider tips on scoring free flight vouchers, food or even a sweet hotel room.
Melissa Kravitz
6.13.18
Travel

The Cheapest Places to Travel This Summer to Save on Airfare

Avoid hoards of tourists and sky-high prices by strategically booking trips when destinations aren’t as popular.
Melissa Kravitz
6.8.18
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