Doing Money Series: Why Michelle and Her Husband Budget Separately

We’ve been together for seven years and married for four years now, and didn’t even open joint checking and savings accounts until this past spring.

How a Graduate Student With a Chronic Illness Does Money

Chloe (not her real name) is a 29-year-old graduate student pursuing a writing MFA.

How a Tech Worker Starting a New Job Does Money

Angelina (not her real name) is twenty-nine and works in tech in Boston.

How an Administrative Assistant Saving for a Wedding Does Money

Heidi (not her real name) is a 33-year-old administrative assistant working in education in Portland.

Doing Money Series: Meet Michelle

I thought we might be an interesting case study for everyone to follow because we have a lot going on over the next year.

How a Law Firm Administrator Who Wants to Change Careers Does Money

Vanessa (not her real name) is a 34-year-old law firm administrator in Southern California.

How a Freelancer in the Entertainment Industry Does Money

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

How an Executive at a Technology Company in His Fifties Does Money

I make more than $500K annually, but less than $700K.

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.

How a Set Lighting Technician Does Money

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

How a Newly-Minted Philosophy PhD Does Money

Katrina (not her real name) is 29 and just defended her dissertation for a PhD in philosophy. 

How a Medical Student Does Money

Katherine (not her real name) is a 24-year-old medical student on the West Coast.

How a Military Mom with Twins on the Way Does Money

Liz (not her real name) is a 30-year-old mother of two (5 and 7) whose spouse is in the Navy.

How a Professor in the Southeastern U.S. Does Money

Robyn (not her real name) is a 32-year-old professor in the southeastern United States.

How a Partner at a Law Firm in the Midwest Does Money

Jenna (not her real name) is a 33-year-old estate planning attorney in a small Midwestern town.

How a Credit Union Branch Manager With an Adorable Dog Does Money

Devon (not her real name) is a 32-year-old credit union branch manager in Portland. She did a previous Doing Money interview, “How a Bank Manager With Three Roommates Does Money,” in 2015.

How a Woman Who Describes Herself as a “Terrible Entitled Tech Worker” Does Money

Phryne (not her real name) is an early-30s business analyst in San Francisco.

How a Librarian and Dorm Parent in San Antonio Does Money

Laurel (not her real name) is a 33-year-old librarian/dorm parent in San Antonio.

How Would You Ideally Do Money?

I think this is a great question and I also think it is very hard to answer.

How a Government Attorney Who Loves Travel Hacking Does Money

Samantha (not her real name) is a 33-year-old government attorney in Tucson.

How a Public Sector Operations Manager in NYC Does Money

Gerald (not his real name) is a 31-year-old public sector operations manager in NYC.

How a Canadian Event Manager Does Money

Sharon (not her real name) is a 35-year-old event manager living in a Canadian city.

How a Fundraiser in Boston Does Money

Daniela (not her real name) is 31 years old and is working in fundraising and donor relations in Boston.

How a Business Analyst in NYC Does Money

Tora (not her real name) is a 30-year-old business analyst in New York City.

How an Animation Line Producer in Tokyo Does Money

Sarah is a 32-year-old line producer at a CG animation studio in Tokyo.