The Holiday Costs of Going from Single to Family Lady in 2 Years

Between the holiday seasons of 2014 and 2016, I made the dramatic jump from girlfriend to stepmom (with preteens) in a new (much larger) home.

What If Your Father Was an Actor Your Mother Had Hired?

The Atlantic interviews a man who runs a company that provides actors to play family members. For years.

What Does It Mean to Be a Financial Sponsor to Relatives Immigrating to the United States?

And should I take on this responsibility?

My Mother Is a Gambling Addict

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

Everything I Thought When My Father-In-Law Moved In

What are we going to do?

Should I Let My Parents Subsidize My Life?

It isn’t easy for me to say no—or for them to hear it.

What My Grandpa Left Me

Money and success and stability weighed down on my grandpa for most of his life.

Why I’m Not Combining My Money With My Partner’s

Or, how our parents’ experiences affect the way we handle money in relationships.

My 99-Year-Old Grandma Still Gives Me Money

I’m in my mid-thirties now, married with two kids on a different continent, and her checks still appear in my dormant Australian account with regularity.

What I Learned About Money After My Parents Died

I was inheriting everything my parents had and, in the process, getting a crash course in the practical financial aspects of death.

My Financially Codependent Family