Classic Billfold: What I Wanted From My Move to Portland and What I Got

I was on my third major U.S. city and while I’d loved Columbus, Chicago, and Portland, I had never felt a sense of destiny with any of them.

Classic Billfold: A Story of a Fuck Off Fund

You’re telling your own story.

Classic Billfold: Four Business Practices I Will Adopt From My Fourth-Grade Self…

… When I Eventually Abandon My Moral Compass And Set Out to Claim My Piece of the Pie

Classic Billfold: What Children’s Literature Teaches Us About Money: Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture the Castle’

The art of romantic poverty.

Classic Billfold: Visiting Hogwarts When You’re Broke

I’m a young freelance costume designer living and working in NYC, which means my default money situation is “LOL.”

Classic Billfold: My Life as a Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Bouncer

“Sometimes people act like children,” my boss told me the first day she designated me the cupcake bouncer. “So you have to treat them like children.”

Classic Billfold: Understanding Cinderella, Like Really Understanding It

Cinderella quickly learns there is no such thing as free lunch, not even from family.

Classic Billfold: Blowdrying a Razor: A Photo Essay

Because we need to find out whether this will really save you money.

Classic Billfold: How Gilmore Girls Do Money: Richard Gilmore

I am writing this letter to assure you that I have always loved you, tremendously.