Ask Nicole: Should I Feel Bad About My Big Purchase?

I told you I was going to do an advice column.

Monday Check-In

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to check in with our weekend spending.

How an Executive at a Technology Company in His Fifties Does Money

I make more than $500K annually, but less than $700K.

An Open Thread About Keeping Your Income Private

Do you have honest conversations about money when you’re not on The Billfold?

Friday Estimate

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to estimate our weekend spending.

The Cost of Competing in a Powerlifting Meet

First off is joining a federation of your choice. I picked the USAPL due to the fact that it is drug-free.

Why You Should Take “A Relaxing Mid-Career Break”

It’s the old “spread your retirement throughout your life” argument.

Throwback Thursday: Middle Class Snack Kids

“Middle Class Snack Kid” is a term I made up for people who do not spend a lot on themselves on the whole, but are running themselves into the ground buying food and drink.

The Cost of a New Life: Part Three

I found out my house was for sale last month.

Financial Fairy Tales: The YouTuber Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

“I’m not afraid,” Hans said. “I’m not afraid of anything.”

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to let go of those financial questions you’ve been hanging onto.

The Cost of Chronic Back Pain

The first time I tried physical therapy, I paid $10 a session as therapists treated the wrong part of my back.

The Cost of a Long Weekend in Missoula

It’s time to tally up how much I spent over the past (long) weekend, hanging out with friends at the Travelers’ Rest music festival in Missoula.

What Happens When You Follow Textbook Financial Advice?

The Washington Post just launched a new series called “Growth,” and the first installment is titled “I was failing at my relationship with money. Here’s what I did to fix it.”

The Cost of Evicting a Skunk

In May, I glimpsed something black-and-white disappearing into the shrubbery.

How a Content Specialist Paying Off Student Loans and Credit Card Debt Does Money

Mac (not her real name) is a 31-year-old Content Specialist living in Austin.

Monday Check-In

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to check in with our weekend spending.

The Cost of Anxiety When Your Dad Has Cancer

It goes without saying that the last seven months have been extremely stressful for my dad, myself, and my entire family.

A Successes and Failures Open Thread

Last month, I set myself the goal of completing two online courses and a book proposal. That DID NOT HAPPEN.

Friday Estimate

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to estimate our weekend spending.

Why I Planned My Own Funeral as a Healthy 27-Year-Old

This is perhaps the closest I’ll get to speaking from beyond the grave: my phone, set to speaker mode, cutting through the silence in my apartment as I talk about postmortem arrangements with a funeral home employee.

Checking In With My Savings Plan: July 2018 Edition

In July I received $4,528.17 in freelance income and $207.22 in book royalties, or $4,735.39 total.

On Art and Employment

The next installment in Carolita Johnson’s “A Woman’s Work” series is up at Longreads.

Throwback Thursday: How to Fix a Leak in Your New Bathroom

1. Move into your new flat and marvel at the fact that you own this place.

How to Get a Corporate Job

It’s not hard to get a job at a major company’s corporate headquarters, especially if you treat it like a goal.