Karyn Polewaczyk

Consumer and Lifestyle Topics

Karyn Polewaczyk is a lifestyle writer and creative strategist who focuses on topics that matter to women: relationships, health, travel and dining, and yes—money. Her work appears regularly at Boston.com’s Let’s Go Out column, where she pens about dating and nightlife, and has appeared at xoJane, Jezebel and Forbes.com, among others. She’s also appeared on air as a singleton expert of sorts at HuffPost Live, Playboy Radio and the Boston Globe’s Radio BDC, and volunteers her time once a week as an ESL teacher and tutor. Her money mantra? Cash is king—and queen! A Francophile at heart, Karyn resides in Boston...for now. Follow Karyn on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

The True Cost of Dating — Added Up

Over the summer and into the early part of fall, I dated a guy — we slept at his place after nights on the town, carved out time for couple-esque weekend activities, and in general, felt high with the buzz that accompanies a new romance. That...

Who Says You Have to Travel Far for R&R?

Whether you’re keeping tight reins on your spending or just don’t have the desire to travel far for R&R, there’s nothing quite like a staycation to make the most of time off — and I don’t mean catching up on laundry and Netflix. As a veteran...

I Confess: I’ve Fantasized About a Rich Man and Life on Easy Street

When I went to a Beyoncé concert last summer, I did as instructed when Bey asked all the independent women to throw their hands up at her. “Yeah!” I yelled, waving my arms along with 20,000 other (mostly) women to the popular power anthem, while...

You Don’t Need Permission to Treat Yourself

Hey! Have you heard the news? It’s Valentine’s Day and whether you’re single, newly coupled or in it for the long haul, there are plans for you! Big, elaborate plans. Like booking a girlfriends’ trip to Italy and staying in a private villa —...

31 and Nowhere to Live – Now What?

How losing an apartment helped me gain a better relationship with my sister

Spend Smartly, Not Sparsely

Why I value being picky over penny-pinching