Welcome To Our Guest Room! There Are Rules

It’s the unspoken rules that are tricky. I don’t charge for our space and I won’t take money if you offer, but I do have expectations.

Doing Money: On Vacations With Parents As A Grown-Up

With more Millennials delaying or forgoing traditional adult milestones, such as marriage, home ownership, and parenthood, more young adults have time to take vacations with their parents well into adulthood. But it raises an awkward question: who pays for this shared time away from home?

How Much Do You Pay At A Pay-As-You-Will Manhattan Museum?

Technically they can afford to pay full price for themselves, the child, and the other adult. $84 won’t make or break them.

How Not To Do Couchsurfing

‘I’m downsizing my life and giving up all my possessions to focus on experiences and friendships.’

Not Too Much, Not Too Little: The Inheritance Sweet Spot

Pick a dollar figure that you think wealthy parents told Merrill Lynch is too much to leave to a single child, and then pick another figure for how much wealthy parents think is too little.

How Much Do You Tip The Valet

What Moonves should do is send the valet’s kids to college, or at least give them roles as extras on “Two And A Half Men.”

Feeling Generous On Easter Sunday

For a few hours, I didn’t think about the fact that today was the third anniversary of the day I returned to Sacramento after my three months of homelessness in Los Angeles.

What Do We Pay For Vs What Do We Ask For

When do you ask your friends or family to help you move rather than hire movers? Only when you’re in early-to-mid twenties? And/or only when you’re seriously broke, or you seriously don’t care if something gets broken?

Paying to Belong

Revenge Giving, or Giving Out Of Spite

When you give money to a cause you know a person would hate, and you do it in their name.

The Cheapest Generation Goes Generous for the Holidays

we miserly Millennials are having spendy holiday seasons

How Much Do You Spend on Tattoos

If someone is holding a very sharp implement against your skin, that’s not a time to act like you’re in a flea market.

Honey, Sweetie, Chief, Boss: How We Talk to Strangers

You might call a man you don’t know “chief,” but when that man is a judge and you are the defendant, you should probably go with “Your Honor.”

WWYD: Bring Bottles In Yourself Or Leave Them for the Less Fortunate

The obvious thing to do is to trot down to the store with the bag of empties and exchange them for money, right?