Billing The Patriarchy For My Emotional Labor

No one asked me to anticipate when we’ll need more toilet paper and find out which store has the best deal on an economy pack, either. My emotional labor is automatic, a kind of compulsion.

What I Learned About Money After My Parents Died

My parents passed away within six months of each other, and I learned a lot about finances and the guilt that came with the money they left me.

Is Crowdfunding Ever “Wrong?”

It’s nearly always the person with whom I only have a tenuous connection—that Facebook friend I met once, years ago—that draws the “well, why are they asking me to solve their problem with my money?” reaction.

Hell Is Other People’s Spending. Specifically My BF’s.

He tells me he has $20 in his checking account and receives exactly 10 minutes of pity from me before he reveals that it’s because he bought a new, ultra-slim wallet he saw in GQ, or a new watch even though he already has a bunch, or, my least favorite, gun parts.

“Ain’t Saying She’s A Gold-Digger”: Why We Admire Some Fs Who Seek Rich Ms & Condemn Others

What makes a gold-digger?

How Much Can A Credit Score Tell You About A Person?

In an ideal world, a credit score would tell you nothing about a person except, well, their history of handling credit. Increasingly though companies and other entities are trying to use credit scores as proxies for indicators about a person’s general success at life.

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?”