Car Companies Want to Track Everything Drivers Do

Car companies are adding data mining clauses into lease and sales contracts.

How a $300 per Month Full-Time Job Changed My Life… for the Better

With three weeks’ notice, I packed up as many of my belongings as I could fit into my two suitcases and flew to Kathmandu.

What If My Grocery Bill Is So Much Lower Because I’m Using the Online Delivery Service?

I’m not tempted by the latest limited-edition Oreos because I have no idea what they are.

How Do We Afford to Dress for the Jobs We Want?

Especially when we’re trying to look like we belong to a different socioeconomic class?

Staying Put and Staying Broke

Why I don’t plan on leaving Berkeley.

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to release your financial questions.

A Tuesday Chat About Dogecoin

The Indicator (from Planet Money) team chats with Jackson Palmer, the inventor of Dogecoin.

The Cost of Moving Gran

Six months ago we discovered my grandmother had outlived her savings and could no longer afford to stay in her home.

Checking In With My Groceries vs. Toiletries Project

Remember how I said I was going to separate out grocery and household/toiletry spending in 2018?

Walmart Is Reportedly Firing 3,500 Co-Managers

But they can apply for one of the 1,700 new, lower-paying assistant store manager jobs!

On Moving for Time

I wanted to reduce my commute to one hour round trip.

Tuesday Check-In

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to check in on our long weekend spending.

Why I Never Moved

It’s not easy to consider leaving a place you love, filled with people you love to boot.

So You Want to Be a Landlord

We did a lot of stuff wrong when we bought our building, but we also did a lot of stuff right.

A Friday Chat About Investing

Featuring Nicole in conversation with herself!

How Much Did Your Rent Increase Between 2016 and 2017?

American renters saw their rents increase by nearly $5 billion.

The Cost of Moving On: How I Justified My $100 Gym Membership

It was the nicest adult daycare I could possibly check myself into.

Is It Okay That I Run the Dishwasher Every Day?

Even though it’s barely half full?

Walmart Will Earn Back Its Wage Increase in Nine Days

Also, it’s closing 63 Sam’s Clubs and eliminating thousands of jobs.

S Is for Self-Sufficiency: What Sue Grafton’s Mystery Novels Tell Us About Money

Kinsey Millhone cuts her own hair, uses coupons, and wears the same black dress over and over.

Friday Estimate

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

Walmart Is Increasing Wages, Thanks to the Tax Bill

They’re bumping starting wages from $9 per hour to $11.

The Cost of a New Last Name

When my husband and I got married, we decided to create a new last name together.

Kids These Days: A Billfold Book Review

Let’s take a look at Malcolm Harris’s Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials.

Do Women Feel Additional Pressure to Be “Good With Money?”

At Shondaland, Meredith Fineman takes a look at how the impulse to apologize for our finances affects women.