What I Learned About Money After Growing Up With A Parent Who’s An Addict

My father had a heroin problem. Although he didn’t mean to, he taught me a lot about personal finance in the process.

When Dog Training Classes Are More About Your Break Up Than Anything Else

I broke up with my live-in boyfriend of six years and took my dog to an advanced training course.

When Going Broke Made My Marriage Stronger

It’s crazy to think that before his work dried up (an ever-present threat to freelancers) we didn’t really have a budget.

Rambling Man: I Love Him But He’s A Pothead With No Savings

“Am I a morally vacant asshole for professing adoration while simultaneously keeping my eyes peeled for a candidate with some actual savings and a less serious chemical dependency?”

Hundreds of Years of Asking Parents for Money

History really does repeat itself.

In My Time of Need, a Rich Friend Helped Me Put Together a Budget

I lost a job, suffered through a broken engagement, and worried about my five-figure credit card debt. Enter Rich Friend and her fountain pen.

The Cost of Dating Someone Whose Financial Values Match Yours

My last relationship was draining, financially and otherwise; this time around, I’m determined to keep costs reasonable. If things don’t work between him and me, neither of us won’t be cleaned out financially.

Dating Up: A Profit and Loss Report

Our relationship was a smoothie blend of hotel living, boozy dinners, plane tickets, and general money wastage.

You Think You Know How Much Your Partner Earns But You Think You Know How Planes Fly Too

There is a mystery sleeping in bed with you every night, a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in Snoopy pajamas, and you should shake it awake, ideally at 4:23 AM, and demand that it reveal its secrets.