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.

Figuring Out How to Help When Your Parents are Helpless

Normally, we don’t talk about work. Our conversations are limited mostly to mutual complaints and pointed inquiries as to whether or not any of my other sisters are in the room to talk on the phone as well. This visit, things were different.

Is Engagement A Passe Ritual With No Purpose?

“What is the point of getting engaged anymore?”

Finding Out If Your Mom Plans To Pay For Your Wedding

It was time to have the talk — the one where I found out if my mom had any money set aside for our weddings and what implications that might have on planning a wedding in the future.

The Unexpected Costs Incurred by Occasionally* Sleeping With Your Ex-Boyfriend**

Yes, therapy is included in these costs.

Domestic Partnerships In An Age of Same-Sex Marriage

Will domestic partnership-type arrangements still be honored by employers?