Why I Created a Pop Pilgrimage Fund

A few years ago, a friend and I flew to Las Vegas for one sole purpose: to see Britney Spears and Mariah Carey perform live on consecutive nights.

The Cost of the Luxury Items Mentioned in Cardi B’s “I Like It”

Cardi B has said on camera that she doesn’t like to sing about objects she doesn’t actually own.

Top Five Song Choices for Office Karaoke

There comes a time in one’s professional life where a standard happy hour will not be “spicy” enough. A coworker will suggest office karaoke. This will generally occur at a conference.

The Cost of Giving Our Children a Musical Education

We had no idea how much it would cost to provide our own kids with music lessons and instruments, as well as the extra expenses that come with being part of an ensemble.

We Have to Discuss This Clarinet Story

As soon as I saw it, I thought “we have to talk about this on The Billfold.”

The Cost of Going to Concerts Again

For many years, I was horribly out of touch with the pop music scene.

How Characters in The Decemberists’ Album ‘Picaresque’ Do Money

Because you asked. Here we go.

Whoa, We’re Halfway There

Have you read the actual lyrics recently?

The Time I Splurged on a Solo Trip to Birmingham, Alabama

I Went on a Tropical Vacation with Hanson, and It Was Worth Every All-Inclusive Penny