Sympathy For The Devil, i.e. Lydia Bennet And Amy March: A Friday Chat

NICOLE: Team Amy.
ESTER: There is no Team Amy, take it back right now.

We’ve Saved Money AND Dignity Not Being Bridesmaids But We’re Rueful Anyway: A Chat

“There are snacks and Kleenex in my purse right now. I am like a bridesmaid waiting for a wedding.”

Sweet Dreams: On Returning To The Place You Studied Abroad To Open An Ice Cream Shop

Corrie is a 23 year old American expat partnering with her boyfriend Alberto, a 33 year old from Peru, in their first business venture: running an ice cream shop in Cusco.

Chatting About Putting a Woman on the $10 Bill

“Hamilton’s image is about to shrink on the $10 bill. And he’ll be joined by a woman.”

On Glasses, Bathing Suits, & Whether Budgets Make Any Sense

All financial advice is useless, best of luck!

Becoming A Nun And Other Wacky Ways We And Our Families Paid For College

“My college fund was my brain.”

Mother’s Day Chat: Is This Holiday Weird Or The Weirdest?

I think Mother’s Day is *weird* and I don’t know how to celebrate it except as a daughter.

How A Compulsive Worrier In The Midwest Does Money

“He makes sure I don’t go too far off the saving deep end, and I make sure we have enough money to pay all the bills.”

Chatting About Real Estate And How Much Stability = Happiness

A home named after Charlotte Bronte that was built in the 1920s in the style of an Italian villa, and it’s been on the market for a long time, and it’s reasonably priced?

How A Job-Hopping Latina Does Money

“It just hit me. I don’t have to stay here, I can live and work somewhere else, it’s not the end of the world.”

The Cost of Dating And Prom: A Friday Chat

The unspoken online dating rule—I mean, it’s pretty clearly spoken on “how to do OKCupid” sites—is that the first few dates should be low-cost.

Chatting About Women On 20s: The Final Four

What would be the reason why we can’t make four $20s? We have 50 quarters, after all.

How A Farmer In The Pacific Northwest Does Money

“When I started farming, there was this sense of urgency about it, as if it was the only thing I could possibly do, regardless of the consequences. I’m a little bit more measured about it now. And I have a much more realistic picture of what it takes to make a living doing it.”

Interview With Dina Gachman, Author Of ‘BROKENOMICS’

Being broke isn’t always hilarious, obviously, often it’s terrifying, but I do think you have to step back and try and gain some sort of perspective about the things you’re experiencing, and knowing when to laugh is crucial.

Chatting About Dash Buttons, Mass-Market Paperbacks, and More

I love the idea of the Dash Button—please let me stick these all over my apartment—but I also feel a little strange about advocating for Amazon Everything.