Friday Estimate

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

The Folks Are Not All Right

When it was time for me to leave home, I never questioned that my parents wouldn’t be okay.

Let’s Discuss President Trump’s Healthcare Executive Order

What if we created our own association health plan? Like, the best plan ever?

Here’s How JPMorgan Chase Paid Its Financial Crash Settlement

By forgiving mortgages that it had already sold to another company.

On Managing Parental Finances From Afar

My parents are physically healthy. They’re also capable of (and committed to) living independently. But they’re no longer capable of managing their own money.

Do 1 Thing Unless It’s Raining

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

Would You Rather Discuss Trump’s Tax Plan or Sewers Full of Gold?

We’re all going to pick “sewers full of gold,” right?

“No” Was My Parents’ Best Advice

“If you need money, don’t ask us,” they said. “Because our answer will always be no.”

In Which I Discover Exactly How Much I’m “Saving” On Old Navy Promotions


Bank of America Tries to Make “Pay Back a Friend Day” Happen

Pay Back a Friend Day comes with an official Friends Again Report, in which we learn that 53 percent of people surveyed have lost a friendship over loaned money.

I Knew My Relationship Was Doomed When My Boyfriend Revealed He Didn’t Know How Credit Works

“Yeah, I just leave a little unpaid every month. That’s a good way to increase your credit.”

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to stage our financial questions.

Oh My Dollar! Is Kickstarting a Financial Guide

Do you like money? Do you also like cats?

Settling for a Good Enough College

My parents had high expectations for my education, including the expectation that I would graduate with as little debt as possible.

Meredith Practices

A chapter from my forthcoming novel, because it’s relevant to this month’s theme.

Did You Read the “New Midlife Crisis” Essay?

I’m not Gen-X, but I have the same financial worries.

My Mother Is a Gambling Addict

She’s spent through her own savings and has been living on my financial support.

Share Your Success Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to share our recent financial successes.

What’s Your Financial Goal for This Week?

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to set a financial goal for the week.

Richard Thaler Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

For his work on why people make bad financial decisions.

The Cost of Living at Home

I’m the last of my siblings to still live with my parents.

Should Democrats Be Returning Harvey Weinstein’s Campaign Donations?

I get why they’re doing it. They’re standing up for what they believe in, and what they will refuse to accept.

How Much Did You Pay for Breakfast Today?

Was it more or less than Warren Buffett?

How an Assistant Professor in Memphis Does Money

Melissa is a 35-year-old assistant professor in Memphis.