“A Sumptuous Feast Frozen Solid”: What Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s Memoir Tells Us About Money

It’s one of the few well-observed stories we have about Big Money and how it affects the lives of people close to it.

Unmooring in a Safe Harbor: What Tana French’s Mystery Novels Tell Us About Money

What do you do when your financial anxiety starts scratching at the door?

My First Stock and How It Grew

When I say stock, I mean exactly that: a single share.

S Is for Self-Sufficiency: What Sue Grafton’s Mystery Novels Tell Us About Money

Kinsey Millhone cuts her own hair, uses coupons, and wears the same black dress over and over.

What My Car Cost Me

Comparing the cost of my used car to the cost of buying a new one.

My Last $100: Revisiting My Youth in San Francisco

I’ll tell you one thing about going on vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area: one hundred dollars goes fast, even when you’re sleeping in your old college roommate’s spare bedroom.

The Awful Rowing Toward Quarterly Taxes, or Why I’d Rather Pay Yearly

The Cost of a Soy Allergy

Learning to Love Dance and Finding Out You Can Afford It