We stayed in what was supposed to be a small hotel but ended up being a trailer on someone’s horse farm.
“if they still need the money, I think what I’ve decided is to give them what I can, not most of what I’ve got.”
“Last week my dad approached me and said he and my mom want to retire to Florida and are looking at houses. They’re hoping my brother and I can each chip in $5,000 for the down payment.”
“Eliminate the word “just” from your vocabulary—as in “Just checking on this!” You’ll immediately feel more confident.”
Hi! I have a question for your Grindstone series: The etiquette with references.
I never walk into a store anticipating I’d ask for a discount, but I have become much more aware that many people are amenable to giving you one in the right circumstances.
Any gold digger willing to settle for me is lazy or silly or both. This is New York! There are way richer ladies with way higher earning potential who probably also know how to dance.
Fran Lebowitz is right about many things. For instance, real estate should be cheaper and clothes probably should cost more, because they should not be made cheaply in sweatshops. And dry cleaning is both a mystery and a pain.
In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October
Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.