Fifty Years Old and Sandwiched Between Two Generations

Women in their fifth decade often find themselves wedged, viselike, between two generations.

The Costs Of Changing My Name, Revised And Updated

So much of my identity is tied up in how people find and see me online. But who is Kate Landon online?

The Ordinary Reality of Young Adults Living With Their Parents

Why focus on juggling both sky-high rent and student debt, when you can live with your parents and focus on just one?

The Cost of Living in the Most Affordable City In America

Forbes named Birmingham, Alabama, the most affordable city in America in their list for 2015, and as a freshly-minted Birminghamite, I’d have to agree.

When Are You “Broke”?

I talked to some folks about what makes them feel financially insecure and when they’re “broke.”

Remember When Halloween Was Free(ish)?

It seemed like there was nothing we couldn’t do with red lipstick and a glue gun, but a trip to the Halloween costume store reveals those days are long gone.

On Deciding Mortgages Are For Suckers & Using Money To DWYL Instead

My friend dying inspired me, my brother, and another friend to give up our day jobs and become self-employed. I think all of us suddenly thought, ‘Hang on a minute, life’s too short. You need to try the things you’re thinking about doing.’

Would You Buy A Rental Car?

Even if you think you’d never buy a former rental, you may have done so without knowing it.

Zero Money Down? No Thanks. On Spending Upfront.

“Value” is not always as awesome as it seems.

Are Budgets BS? The Experts Weigh In

You don’t need to budget to live within your means.