Personal Stories

How Unmarried Homeowners Do Taxes

The only thing you must do is file together, so you can figure out what makes sense for you both individually and as a team. This is where having an accountant really proves its worth.

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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.

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When the Punches Come Your Way

“Life is flux,” she writes, quoting the Greek philosopher Heraclitus—in other words, “change is the only constant in life.”

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A Wardrobe Comprised of Other People’s Clothing

I kind of stole someone else’s jacket, and I’m not giving it back.

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The History of the Wooden Nickel

A Buffalo nickel is worth a pretty penny, should you find one these days.

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Paying For Ink And Intimacy

I paid for two-thirds of my tattoo. The extra $100 was kicked in by a friend. An older man friend, if you get what I’m saying. Although he wasn’t formally my sugar daddy, that was the role he played.

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Dreams Of My Father’s Advice

If you’re unsure whether to put coins in the meter, put coins in the meter.

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Chores, Then and Now

The Wall Street Journal has an indisputable piece by Jennifer Wallace that points out that giving chores to children is a very good thing.

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I ‘Leaned In’ at My Nanny Job—and Got Fired

One Wednesday night not long ago, I went to bed with a job and woke up unemployed.

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