The Cost of Moving: The Break-Even Point

At what point will the money I save surpass the cost of the move?

Are Debit Cards Security Blankets?

Judge John Hodgman seems to think so.

Working From (a Model) Home

You can’t search Indeed for a job like mine.

Monday Check-In

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

A Friday Chat About Retirement and Cheese

Featuring Billfolder RH&C!

I Finally Saved $10K (Again)

This isn’t the first time I’ve had more than $10K in a savings account. But it’s the first time in several years.

Put It Under Miscellaneous!

Why I’m not a fan of this catch-all category.

You Can Now Use PayPal in Facebook Messenger

If you want to make peer-to-peer payments without leaving the Messenger app.

Everything You Didn’t Know About the Mattress Industry

David Zax gives us the story of Sleepopolis, the mattress review blog that got sued by Casper.

My Mother’s Real Estate Obsession

For years, I resented how I got roped into fulfilling her dreams for her, which was confusing because they were actually her dreams for me.

Friday Estimate

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

Will Amazon Lockers Be the Hot New Apartment Amenity?

I get the appeal of having your Amazon packages safely contained inside a locker instead of, say, piled underneath the mailboxes.

Our Parents’ Careers: How My Dad Went From Boy Scout Director to Pastor

Or, “why you never say never.”

What If I Didn’t Live in Seattle?

You’ve asked me why I don’t move somewhere with a lower cost of living. Now I’m asking the same question.

President Trump Promised a Grieving Father $25,000

You can guess what happened next.

Keeping It Even

My parents were determined to treat my sister and me exactly the same way. Including financially.

Do 1 Thing If Time Permits

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

Uneasy Street: A Billfold Book Review

How the 5 percent think.

Our Parents’ Careers: My Mother’s First Three Jobs in the United States

Yan had two choices for survival: restaurant work, or a gig at a clothing factory.

Turns Out Behavioral Nudges Work

Sacramento got people to cut their electricity consumption by opting them into variable-pricing plans.

Is Anyone Going to Try and Get $12.50 in Compensation From 23andMe?

You might also receive a $40 coupon for a new 23andMe kit.

The Cost of Halloween Decorating

What would Morticia do?

Question Wednesday

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

How Mike Pence Does Money

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer explains that Pence might have agreed to be Trump’s running mate because he needed the money.

Our Parents’ Careers: Navy SEAL, Entrepreneur, Circumnavigator, Farmer

My father wished to travel around the world, with my mother and me in tow, on a sailboat.