What I Learned From Five Years of Writing and Editing for The Billfold

You all have taught me so much.

How I Learned to Give Back — And What It Taught Me

An interesting and unexpected thing happened once I decided to be more generous with the rest of the world — I became more generous with myself.

How a Golden Girls Coloring Book Changed My Life

As a little kid, I loved to color, loved picking out crayons. Yet I could never stay inside the lines.

The Cost of Trying Something New Every Week

I promised myself 52 new experiences.

The Cost of a Car Break-In

If you regularly park your car in San Francisco, it will get broken into. It’s simply a matter of time.

Add ‘Opportunity Costs’ to Your Must-Read (or Must-Listen) List

BuzzFeed recently teamed up with Death, Sex & Money to run a series of essays and podcasts under the theme “Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America.”

An Update From Talia Jane

Her open letter to Yelp’s CEO has since turned into a resume obstacle to overcome.

“No” Was My Parents’ Best Advice

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

Start Complaining

Twenty years ago, I was forced to start complaining when my car caught on fire.

How I Learned to Pay Myself for My Work

My business was earning money… but I wasn’t.