Women in their fifth decade often find themselves wedged, viselike, between two generations.
It is an everyday tragedy that our profits-over-people system puts parents in these impossible positions.
Why focus on juggling both sky-high rent and student debt, when you can live with your parents and focus on just one?
Factor in a sick child and a broken health care system, and it doesn’t matter how “fairly well off” anyone appears to be. He could be three bills from bankruptcy, as so many Americans are.
“I’ve probably spent around $40 on baby underwear, but I am who I am and that might not be everyone’s bag. I just love lingerie.”
We’d rather live in the city that never sleeps than have a second baby who sometimes sleeps.
I love treats. A brownie and Diet Coke are my ideal breakfast, though a chocolate glazed old fashioned donut works too.
We sort of think we should treat these gifts as Frivolous Dollars, money we should use on — you guessed it — experiences rather than things. So what should those experiences be?
A parenting expert recommends loaning your children money, with interest—and allowing siblings to make loans and collect interest from each other.