When You Don’t Know What’s Coming, Plan Anyway

As the year rounds out, I’m realizing the lengths I go to just so I can avoid being caught out unawares. 

On Money and Emotional Well-Being

John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn discuss personal finance.

Will Dorm-Style Living Become the Next Hot Housing Trend?

Bunking with other adults might not be just for college students.

How Making a YouTube Channel Taught Me About Banking

When I was 11, I decided to make a YouTube channel. Consequently, and likely due to my youthful vitality, I became deeply intrigued by the system YouTubers used to earn profits through video advertisements and endorsements.

A Friday Chat About a LONG Week

Featuring Billfolder rmybrat!

Mortgage-Free by 45

Halfway through my resolution to start paying down my $67,000 mortgage on a $40,000 income.

I’m Beginning to Hate My Grocery Deals App

Why does it always have deals for EXACTLY what I’m planning to buy?

Turns Out Robot Financial Advisers Can Have Biases Too

Especially when revenue-sharing is involved.

Mint’s Graphs Show Me Exactly When I Started Cutting Back on My Spending

You don’t even need the actual numbers.

Why I Quit Using “Plastic Money”

And how I’ve become much more cognizant about how I spend it.