The Cost of Running an Ultramarathon

Running one hundred miles is an exercise in endurance, persistence and patience. It also comes with a price tag.

The Cost of Learning a New Language

My standard response to the question “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” is that I would choose to be fluent in every language.

An Open Thread About Life Insurance

If you elect to give John Hancock your wearable data and you’re a good little wearable wearer, you could earn gift cards for your healthy habits!

Friday Estimate

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

Two Articles, One Webcomic, and One Podcast About Jobs and Wages

Get out those earbuds.

My #DigitalNomad Horror Story

When I signed up for a work/travel program, I was promised an experience — but I got a nightmare.

Vanguard Just Announced Two New ESG ETFs

These ETFs exclude stocks from companies that fail to meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

Do 1 Thing and Make the Call

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.

The Cost of Swimming in a New Ocean

As long as I can remember I’ve been pretty obsessed with the ocean.

Throwback Thursday: If Disney Princesses Were Debt Types

Which Disney Princess debt type are you?

Financial Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin

There once was a man who was very proud of his daughter.

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to pop those financial questions. 

Dear Businesslady: “That’s Not in My Job Description”

Advice for distinguishing between inappropriate and acceptable impositions on your work-time.

Doing Money Series: Why Michelle and Her Husband Budget Separately

We’ve been together for seven years and married for four years now, and didn’t even open joint checking and savings accounts until this past spring.

Billfold Book Review: The Power of Zero

Most people don’t think about how much they’ll pay in taxes when they retire — and David McKnight wants you to know that there’s a way to pay zero taxes in retirement, if you do the math correctly.

What We Didn’t Know About the 2008 Financial Collapse

Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone essay takes us through the 2008 financial collapse and the subsequent bailout, providing detail and context that was left out of the narrative ten years ago.

Roadside Redemption: Earning Money By Picking Up Bottles and Cans

I gave myself another financial challenge: for a month I would pick up every single nickel deposit I saw littering the street.

How a Graduate Student With a Chronic Illness Does Money

Chloe (not her real name) is a 29-year-old graduate student pursuing a writing MFA.

An Update on Paying Single-Member LLC Estimated Taxes

Last week, I wrote up everything I’d learned about paying estimated taxes as a single-member LLC — but it turns out I hadn’t learned everything there was to learn yet! 

Monday Check-In

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

How to Find — and Pay For — a Therapist

As a therapist I make a point of acknowledging in every first session the effort the client put into getting into therapy in the first place.

The Cost of a Solo Southwest Road Trip

I saw a lot of cool rocks.

A Friday Chat About Boxes Inside of Boxes

Featuring Nicole in conversation with herself!

Friday Estimate

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

The Cost of Paddling 32 Miles Through the BWCA

We paddled ten miles that first day, stopping only for lunch on the rocky shore of a small island.