The Wife Bonus Is REAL And It Is Spectacular

The role he’s rewarding me for is my work as a stay-at-home wife and mother. And the luxury labels are purchased with the “wife bonus” — 20 percent of his own company bonus — that I’m proud to receive for putting his career before my own, and keeping our lives together.

What Do You Do If Someone Sells Your Instagram Selfie For $90K?

ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.

A Short Story About Privilege

“His shelves are full of books and his fridge is full of food” — just by itself, that line says so much. Books and food are, as the lawyers say, necessary, if not sufficient.

Pretty Sure I Deserve A “Wife Bonus”

“Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns.”

1 in 21 New Yorkers Is A Millionaire, & More Fun Facts About The Rich!

“Millionaires saved only 14% a year on average.”

How Our Childhood County Affects Our Future Incomes

According to new data put out by the NYT’s The Upshot, kids who grow up in my home county (Lewis County) in families with average incomes end up making 8 percent more than their peers, nationwide.

Next Question: Do You Consider Yourself Middle Class?

A higher percentage of Americans are choosing to identify as working or lower class, even if they earn what is considered a middle-class income.

Underemployment, Illustrated; Why Not Take Your Cat To A Restaurant?; & More

“Underemployed” is a beautifully illustrated and painfully sad account of graduating into a recession and trying to get meaningful work.

Bagging Groceries in Greenwich

Matt Debenham is a writer, a parent, a teacher, and now he works at a grocery store too.

What It Means to ‘Lean In’ as a Waitress in Vegas

Is there any job a woman could do that would disqualify her from being a feminist?

When Colleges Open Food Banks On Campus

Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.

Forgiving Is Not Forgetting: On Letting Go Of Debts

“As mothers we would never want *our* value to be trivialized to a dollar amount.”

Stories Of Being On The Dole

“Being on public assistance for the first time in my life only taught me that i really never want to be on public assistance again.”

New Chart Lists Middle Class Income in Each State

Business Insider and Pew aren’t suggesting that a middle class income means you can afford a comfortable life, or a life free from financial worry, or even a decent apartment. In this report, “middle class” just desginates that you are earning a certain percentage of the state’s median income.

The Decline And Fall Of The Family Business

“What if the focus wasn’t on selling up and moving on, but instead was on handing down and passing on?”