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.”

Four Stories on the Cost of Travel

Travel is more expensive than ever — but does it have to be?

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.

Six Figures, No Degree

On a plane bound for Alaska, I left college — for good — my sophomore year.

In Which I Get a New Travel Credit Card

No, it isn’t one of the Chase Sapphires.

The Costs of Home, “Home,” and Hawaii for the Holidays

Figuring out what to do about the holidays has become a recurring project over the last few years.

Three Seasonally-Appropriate Articles

On stocks, healthcare, and holiday travel.

On the Benefits of Escaping Family and Going to Europe for Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving I took a secret trip to London and Paris.

How to Survive on a Beginner Freelance Salary: Move to India

Moving to Bombay, India’s New York, helped me go from breaking even to living large.

The Cost of Road-Tripping to the Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas

You can imagine my absolute glee when I found out that someone had actually built a replica of 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Waxahachie, Texas.