TV Take Five: Sue Gets a Raise

In this installment of TV Take Five, Sue tells her boss, the Vice President of the United States, exactly what it would take to keep her happy in her job. If only it could work like this in real life.

I Saved $40,000 in Two Blue Collar Years

I would work and save for two years, from the end of April 2015 to the beginning of May 2017. The goal was to save at least $40,000 dollars, which I would then use to start a business.

Lying About Money Can Be Worse Than Cheating, and Other Relationship News

Since I am not currently in a relationship, I’m going to have to turn to the Google News tab to learn how today’s couples are handling their finances.

Everything You Wanted to Know About MLMs

Today’s must-read longread comes from Quartz: “Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis.”

Five Years of Payments Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Ten years and 120 payments sounded daunting, but now that I’m halfway there, I can almost see the top of the hill.

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 some financial goals.

Anthony Scaramucci Might Owe Millions in Capital Gains Taxes

Here’s another story of jerks and schadenfreude: as USA Today reports, Anthony Scaramucci might owe “12 million or more” in capital gains taxes, thanks to his recent tour of the White House.

Why I Spend Every Day at My Boyfriend’s but Am Not Moving In Yet

We could be saving so much money by living together.

In Relationships, Should the Person Working Fewer Hours Support the Person Working More?

We’re about to start our Money and Relationships series here at The Billfold, and The Cut’s newest Money Mom column fits right in to this discussion.

Martin Shkreli Facing Prison Time

Good news for people who like affordable healthcare and hate jerks: Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of fraud and faces a lengthy prison sentence.

The Various Costs of Toddler Entertainment

Recently, I found a portion of stale fries in the ball pit, along with another kind of ablution that I won’t mention.

Monday Check-In

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

A Friday Chat About Libraries and Ebooks

So I’ll try to keep my chill, but here’s where I want to start: by talking about the distinction between content and carrier.

Did My New Year’s Resolution Kill a Business?

I was sitting at a café in downtown Berkeley when I found out that one of my favorite bookstores was closing. What’s odd is that my mother — 2,800 miles away in upstate New York — was the one to give me the news.

How Did My Net Worth Go Up by Nearly $7,000 in One Month?

The numbers make sense, but it’s hard to fathom them.

You Can’t Pay People to Go to the Gym. (At Least, You Can’t Pay Them $60.)

How much money would it take to get you to go to the gym at least once a week? As The Washington Post reports, the answer isn’t $30. Or $60. 

Is MealPal a Real Pal?

It’s been documented that I enjoy a good gift card. So when a friend sent me a MealPal referral link that would give me a $50 gift card if I signed up for one month, I decided to give it a try.

Friday Estimate

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

Change Is the Only Constant in Life

Hello! As you may have noticed, The Billfold has moved back to WordPress, our former content management system.

Why We Don’t Just “Go Where the Jobs Are”

This week, The Wall Street Journal reports that population mobility is the lowest its ever been—or, at least, it’s the lowest it’s been since we started tracking. 

Confessions From the Sorta-Budgeting Life

Paying attention to your money versus allocating every dollar.

They Paid Me for Being Liked

I was named Starbucks’ Partner of the Quarter.

Do a Lot of Things

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

How a Goal-Oriented Saver in Lansing Does Money

Celia (not her real name) is a 30-year-old nonprofit director in Lansing, Michigan.