“Please, Sir, I Want Some More”: Friday Chatting About Negotiation

The theory is that if you agree to someone else’s needs now, then your needs will take on more weight in future discussions. This works with sibling relationships. It does not so much work in adult relationships, including professional ones.

Shopping With Moms & What To Do When They Say “Just Try It?”: A Friday Chat

When shopping with Mom, stay as far from the body as possible. Coats great! Bras bad.

What We Spend On Our Own Birthdays: A Friday Chat

How many single Billfolders buy themselves presents on their birthdays?

“I Would Prefer Not To”: A Friday Chat About Jobs

The thing I worry about, for this person—and I know that I am overreaching my boundaries by worrying about something on someone else’s behalf, but whatever—is the part where they compare the work day to a storm cloud that’s ruining their picnic. Um … freelance writing is work.

How Mrs. Frugalwoods Does Pregnancy, Pet Care, & Other Could-Be-Costly Things

How to keep saving over 70% of your income, even while pregnant.

Too Many Tabs: A Friday Chat About Anxiety, Overwork, & Dolphins

It’s the same reason caring for others is undervalued; we can’t even properly value caring for ourselves.

Friday Chatting About Doing, Or Not Doing, What’s “Mandatory”

Are there “mandatory” things you’ve elected not to do in your life? How did those decisions turn out?

Friday Chatting About Perks Vs Benefits In Our Brave New World

Does the gig economy help people out of the underclass or create a whole new one?

A Musical About Getting Things Done: Friday Chatting About HAMILTON

How To Buy A Suit

“I really enjoyed putting on a good-looking suit and tie every day — it made me feel like a true professional when I was just out of college.”