Sometimes the spaces you need don’t already exist, so you create them for yourself.
You all have taught me so much.
Jenn is a 38-year old program assistant in San Francisco.
I was on my third major U.S. city and while I’d loved Columbus, Chicago, and Portland, I had never felt a sense of destiny with any of them.
Mr. Biscuit died at peace in my arms, with the taste of buttery chicken still on his tongue.
Working at a “gratuity-free” restaurant made waiting tables in New York worth it.
In my mind, I spent $5,000 for the year. Was I right? Absolutely not.
… When I Eventually Abandon My Moral Compass And Set Out to Claim My Piece of the Pie
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The art of romantic poverty.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I called to get on the waiting list for the birth center program offered by one of our hospitals.
I’m a young freelance costume designer living and working in NYC, which means my default money situation is “LOL.”
There the IUD was, floating free and easy as a butterfly in my abdominal cavity — and most DEFINITELY not safely ensconced in my uterus, protecting me from pregnancy as advertised.
“Sometimes people act like children,” my boss told me the first day she designated me the cupcake bouncer. “So you have to treat them like children.”
Cinderella quickly learns there is no such thing as free lunch, not even from family.
Because we need to find out whether this will really save you money.
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.
When did you first feel like you had control over your money?