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

You all have taught me so much.

Classic Billfold: A Story of a Fuck Off Fund

You’re telling your own story.

I Guess I’m Wealthy? Weird.

I didn’t expect to land a six-figure job offer.

5 Things I Learned as a Door-to-Door Salesperson

The experience was surreal and taught me a lot about the world, in the way that only personal experience in a difficult task can.

I Don’t Regret Not Getting a College Degree

Since my friend was in school, his finances were iffy. Since I was not, mine were great.

Throwback Thursday: This Is a Story of Ink, Lasers, and Regret$

Perhaps the saddest thing about my tattoo and its subsequent removal is that I wanted to get rid of it almost as soon as I got it.

Why I’ve Become a “Now Person”

Make all your resolutions immediate. Maybe you just want to resolve to make more coffee at home. Make coffee now.

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 Money Fits Into a Happy Life

Deborah Copaken offers 30 life lessons from a 30th college reunion.

I Was a Haunted House Zombie Girl

I was no longer the girl who was always scared; instead, I was the girl who could scare.