Financial Fairy Tales: The Instant Pot

There once was a single mother with a young daughter.

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to chew on some financial questions.

How a Freelancer in the Entertainment Industry Does Money

Rosalynn (not her real name) is 27, and is freelancing in entertainment in Los Angeles.

Student Loans, Pensions, and Rich People

Three short articles to read and discuss.

Ask Nicole: Should I Feel Bad About My Big Purchase?

I told you I was going to do an advice column.

Monday Check-In

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

An Open Thread About Keeping Your Income Private

Do you have honest conversations about money when you’re not on The Billfold?

Friday Estimate

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

Why You Should Take “A Relaxing Mid-Career Break”

It’s the old “spread your retirement throughout your life” argument.

Financial Fairy Tales: The YouTuber Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

“I’m not afraid,” Hans said. “I’m not afraid of anything.”

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to let go of those financial questions you’ve been hanging onto.

The Cost of a Long Weekend in Missoula

It’s time to tally up how much I spent over the past (long) weekend, hanging out with friends at the Travelers’ Rest music festival in Missoula.

What Happens When You Follow Textbook Financial Advice?

The Washington Post just launched a new series called “Growth,” and the first installment is titled “I was failing at my relationship with money. Here’s what I did to fix it.”

How a Content Specialist Paying Off Student Loans and Credit Card Debt Does Money

Mac (not her real name) is a 31-year-old Content Specialist living in Austin.

Monday Check-In

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

A Successes and Failures Open Thread

Last month, I set myself the goal of completing two online courses and a book proposal. That DID NOT HAPPEN.

Friday Estimate

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

Checking In With My Savings Plan: July 2018 Edition

In July I received $4,528.17 in freelance income and $207.22 in book royalties, or $4,735.39 total.

On Art and Employment

The next installment in Carolita Johnson’s “A Woman’s Work” series is up at Longreads.

August’s Billfold LLC Update

It’s time for another Billfold LLC update! There’s a lot to cover in this one, so I’ll divide it into sections.

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to kick off another round of financial questions.

Call for Pitches: Experiences

Hobby spending, entertainment spending, vacation spending, etc.

Financial Fairy Tales: The Fisherman and His Wife

“Please don’t put me on Facebook,” the fish said. “I will give you whatever you ask for.”

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2018 Monthly Check-In

Pull up those balances!

Get Your Money Together: A Billfold Book Review

Consider this book HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.