books

The Next Billfold Book Club Selection Is Terry Pratchett’s ‘Men At Arms’

Welcome to the spring semester of the Billfold Book Club! In honor of the late Terry Pratchett, and continuing our study of economics through fiction, we are going to be reading Pratchett’s Men At Arms.

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To Terry Pratchett, Who Gave Us Sam Vimes’ ‘Boots’ Theory of Socioeconomic Unfairness

As I am sure many of you know, Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, co-author of Good Omens with Neil Gaiman, and inventor of many fantastical worlds and characters, has died.

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A Review of “Pay Off” by Shannon Young

For Young, paying her loans off quickly was her number one priority. I get that, but it seems extreme.

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Work Memoirs!

Jillian Capewell at Bustle has compiled a list of great, escapist career memoirs.

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For Poorer

As the twentieth century draws to a close, I find myself the father of three boys under five.

The youngest is born under circumstances that seem positively routine compared with our first outing. When I return to hospital six hours after the birth, my wife is dressed and ready to go, the baby packed up like hand luggage.

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How Romance Novelist Courtney Milan Does, & Writes About, Money

they decide to trade. She gets his house, his salary, and his Tesla for the rest of the semester, while he gets a job washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant and lives in the illegal unheated garage she and her roommate call home. And then things get really complicated. And sexy.

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How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Does Money

I approached a worn copy of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey with the hopes that the book would be willing to give me an honest interview.

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The Gift Card Is The Hardest Part

I am totally 110% a satisficer. Until I’m not.

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On Selling Book #1 And Dreaming Rothschild Dreams

What are you going to spend your advance on? Boring things like food and rent, or do you have grander plans? (DISNEY WORLD!!)

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