A Friday Chat About Financial Goals

Featuring Nicole in conversation with herself!

Friday Estimate

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

My Family Clothing Budget: The Good, the Bad, and the Big

In our house there is a 12-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, my husband, and me.

In Which I Get My First Chunk of Vanguard Advice

As you might remember, I just became a Vanguard Voyager Client — and yesterday, I had my first conversation with Vanguard Personal Advisor Services.

Parents Are Taking On More Student Debt, Too

We don’t always consider the effect student debt has on a student’s parents.

The Cost to Clothe a Minimalist Family of Five

Over the past year, we have spent just under $400 on kids’ clothes.

Another Student Debt Story

At The Baffler, M.H. Miller writes about being “incapacitated by debt for a decade.”

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to charge up our financial questions.

How I Travel on a Non-Profit Salary

Most people who know me know that I have a travel problem; in the past year I’ve visited eight different states and three countries.

Investing Update: I’m a Voyager Client!

Also, Vanguard thinks I might already be saving enough for retirement?

What I Spend on My Child With Special Needs

When my three-year-old son was diagnosed with autism a little over a year ago, I had no idea how our lives would change, let alone how our finances would be affected.

Quit Your Job

Our careers depend on it!

Monday Check-In

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

Dress for the Job You Have

This purchase would mark my transition from the casual wardrobes of grad school and summer camp into the sobering reality of the modern American office workplace.

A Pet Pampering Open Thread

No Friday Chat this week, but I did want to share this NYT article about what people are buying for their pets, these days.

Friday Estimate

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

Work and What I Wore

Four food service jobs, four uniforms.

July’s Billfold LLC Update

Here’s your monthly update on the inner workings of The Billfold LLC!

Question Thursday

It’s Thursday, which means there’s still time to ask our weekly financial questions.

My Girlfriend and I Don’t Share Clothes — or Health and Beauty Products

The other morning, while showering, I glanced around the tub and couldn’t find face wash.

Checking In With My Savings Plan: June 2018 Edition

In June I received $3,357.31 in freelance income and $89.85 in book royalties, or $3,447.16 total.

Share Your Successes (and Failures)

It’s time for our monthly successes/failures check-in.

How a Military Mom with Twins on the Way Does Money

Liz (not her real name) is a 30-year-old mother of two (5 and 7) whose spouse is in the Navy.

What’s Your Financial Goal for This Month?

It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time to set some financial goals.