Maybe do not start, invest in, or sign up for a company like Peeple that promises to commodify interpersonal relationships by being “Yelp for humans.”
“Merely saying ‘no’ is not financial advice; it is a form of blind risk avoidance.”
“In your case, the decent salary & the overpriced apartment in the city with access to coffee shops and fancy cocktail joints and artisanal donut bakeries are not enough to make up for the soulless job.”
A 25-year-old male who works in digital media writes to Fusion and asks the following question: “How do you balance between savings and quality of life/personal development?”
“Am I a morally vacant asshole for professing adoration while simultaneously keeping my eyes peeled for a candidate with some actual savings and a less serious chemical dependency?”
“When you care about your 401k, your life is just ‘K.'” I don’t know what that means, but I’d like it carved on my tombstone.
Gilgamesh and I are on opposite trajectories. She is stressed, unhappy, and unhealthy, whereas I am fulfilled, happy, and considering starting a family. Needless to say, our relationship is not great.
If you are committed to going through with this purchase, do it right.
In the NYT Mag’s “Ethicists” column this week, a college student writes in to ask if it’s okay to hide the fact that he’s gay because his father has threatened to pull his financial support if he made it clear that he is.