A Guide To — And The Cost Of — Being A Modern Farmer

“My cousin in North Carolina told me that a farmer only needs two things in her house: a good bed and a good hot shower. She was right.”

Cooking Like A Boss While Unemployed

Even on a limited budget, fancy-pants eats are not out of reach.

The Moral Dilemma Posed by the Mani-Pedi

it’s a small, cheap, accessible luxury in a city where most luxuries are inaccessible to me.

A Practical Mother’s Day

When I was very young, my siblings and I would each buy $1 roses at our church and give them to our mother on Mother’s Day. She found the gesture sweet, but of course, if a seven-year-old gives you anything, you’re going to find it very sweet.

Adoption Fees, Court Costs, Taxes: The Hidden Costs of Same-Sex Parenthood

“The most exciting thing about having DOMA struck down is that our taxes went down by half.”

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.”

Paying Me To Go Away: Crowdfunding A Writer’s Residency

I raised the $1,700 I needed in one day.

“What About Presents?”: How My Relationship Changed When We Merged Finances

One of our first discussions about combining our bank accounts was, “What about presents?”

It All Comes Out In The Wash: A Story Of Love And Laundry

Laundry in New York is even worse than regular laundry. You have to locate a laundromat, figure out what kind of money they take, haul your stuff there, come back in time to switch it before some angry weirdo tosses your intimates on the floor, lug it back home, and fold it. It can be a day-long saga and that’s if you have one nearby and it doesn’t require all quarters.

On Doing Everything Right and Still Making the Wrong Decision

Rural areas may have beautiful, inexpensive farmhouses on large plots of land, but they do not have a large influx of people trying to buy houses.