Our relationship was a smoothie blend of hotel living, boozy dinners, plane tickets, and general money wastage.
Let’s say I have more disposable income in 10 years, and the Pacific Northwest hasn’t been crushed by a wall of water. That’s when I get to start giving back, right?
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.
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.
“What is the point of getting engaged anymore?”
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.
Yes, therapy is included in these costs.
Will domestic partnership-type arrangements still be honored by employers?
Daniel was older than I was—beyond the half-your-age-plus-seven rule. He had a home and career in Seattle. I was still hustling for jobs to establish savings.
Just like a sublet, romance can be temporary; breakups are a necessary part of the equation, and they make people do silly, costly things.
I’m planning a trip to London and Paris this October with one of my best friends, Cathy. We’ve traveled together many times in groups, but never as a duo.
I interviewed a handful of lowercase-f friends, acquaintances, former coworkers, and internet strangers about how they experience money issues in friendships. Is income disparity a dealbreaker, or no big deal? Is it more awkward to be the rich friend or the broke friend?
It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night and I’m having a meltdown. I’m in the seventh grade and sitting cross-legged on the floor of my mom’s home office. There are dozens of small stacks of white paper laid out across the floor with no discernible organizational method. She knows exactly where everything is, but only because it’s a giant game of “memory” she’s been playing for the last 15 days. It is April, the middle of tax season.
My boyfriend and I just recently acknowledged our two-and-a-half year anniversary. During all of that time we’ve been making it work even though we are long-distance.