Monday Check-In

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

The Cost of Anxiety When Your Dad Has Cancer

It goes without saying that the last seven months have been extremely stressful for my dad, myself, and my entire family.

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.

Why I Planned My Own Funeral as a Healthy 27-Year-Old

This is perhaps the closest I’ll get to speaking from beyond the grave: my phone, set to speaker mode, cutting through the silence in my apartment as I talk about postmortem arrangements with a funeral home employee.

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.

Throwback Thursday: How to Fix a Leak in Your New Bathroom

1. Move into your new flat and marvel at the fact that you own this place.

How to Get a Corporate Job

It’s not hard to get a job at a major company’s corporate headquarters, especially if you treat it like a goal.

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.

How a Set Lighting Technician Does Money

Cecilia (not her real name), is a 26-year-old set lighting technician in Atlanta.

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!

The Cost of Putting 100,000 Miles on My Car

Dory already had 76,000 miles on the odometer when I bought her.

Get Your Money Together: A Billfold Book Review

Consider this book HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Monday Check-In

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

House Dream Is It?

From the time that I sold my family home in 1984 to the present, I have never wanted to buy a home.

A Facebook Open Thread

I don’t know how closely you follow Facebook news, but Mark Zuckerberg recently went from being the third-richest person in the world to the sixth.

Friday Estimate

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

Keeping Myself Accountable by Writing Down My Clothing Purchases

I’ve been writing down my clothing purchases since 2015.

Summer Pledge Drive: Time to Pledge Drive Off Into the Sunset

It’s the final day of our Summer Pledge Drive.

When You Work for Google But Don’t Work for Google

Here’s your longread for this afternoon: “Inside Google’s Shadow Workforce,” at Bloomberg.

Would You Let Your Father’s Girlfriend Pay Off Your Student Loans?

I’m not sure I agree with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond’s advice.