Classic Billfold: What I Wanted From My Move to Portland and What I Got

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.

How The Belladonna Comedy Built a Thriving Comedy Site in One Year

I e-sat down with the editors of the site to talk about their progress one year in, their plans for the future, and if monetization is among their goals.

Is It Normal to Be Filled With Existential Dread?

How can we even plan for 2018 when this year was full of so many uncertainties on so many micro and macro levels?

Groupon Grad School

I never went to grad school. Instead, I spent three years working for Groupon.

The Cost of Hearing Aids, Part Three: Broke For the Summer

Welcome to part three of my series about buying new hearing aids in 2017, five years after purchasing my last pair (that cost literally thousands of dollars).

The Cost of Buying New Hearing Aids: Part Two

Hahaha, I am going to need more money.

The Cost of Buying New Hearing Aids: Part One

I’m excited to see what new features are available. I’m not excited about how much my hearing aids might cost.

The Cost of Moving Your Stuff (Back) Across the Country

My Best Self: An Update, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept I’m Not Published

The Cost of an Unexpected Medical Crisis: An Update

Talking to Gaby Dunn About ‘Bad With Money,’ Financial Shame, and Protecting Your Work

A Tale of Three Cities: Choosing Between Portland, Chicago, and Columbus

The Cost of a Weekend Away With Two Long-Distance BFFs

The Cost of an Unexpected Medical Crisis

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Fast Food, Home Health Care, Retail, Marketing

Here’s what I’ve been getting paid to do for the last 15 years.

What I Wanted From My Move to Portland and What I Got

Show Us Your Grocery Receipts, Part 1: Whole Foods, Sprouts, Real Canadian Superstore, Trader Joe’s

Monday Check-In

Friday Estimate

2016 Is My Year to Get My First Book Published

Keeping Your Job, But Transitioning Into Remote Employment

How Gilmore Guys Do Money

A Season of Housekeeping in Ohio

The Cost of Taking Up Roller Derby

The Cost of Getting Your Car Booted by the City of Chicago