Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2015 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

How Lucrative Is Dentistry?

How lucrative is dentistry? Very.

Do You Hear The Do 1 Thing?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.

Vine Is Also Work, But You Can Make $1 Million So That’s Okay?

It’s the same model as, shall we say, “traditional” media: you make the content that attracts the audience, and then you slip in the ads to get the cash.

Thoughts on Medicare’s 50th Birthday

“What the patient really needs is better insurance.”

The physician said it abruptly, matter-of-factly. Her comment was not meant to evoke empathy in the rest of the medical team. She stated it like a diagnosis.

This Woman Has $4,000 in Bridesmaid Debt

The first two weddings cost Boostani less than $1,000 combined. The second two? One cost her $2,000 and the other cost $2,300—and those were the two weddings that went on the credit card.

Meet Professor Dumpster’s Spiritual Cousin, Mr. Bicycle

Mr. Bicycle travels; he works six months a year so that he can spend the rest of his time going lots of places. He spends as little as possible, preferring to sleep rough and graze for his food.

The Cost Of Wedding Teeth: My Brief Foray Into Luxury Dentistry

Payment plans are a thing. We can make this work. Maybe I can have a “perfect smile.”

Paying for Cellphone Service When Traveling Abroad

I was very glad that I activated a global cellphone plan before leaving on my trip.

Eating Well For Less And Working Out At Work

Meanwhile, in Finland, which as we already know offers its citizens amazing pre-natal care and education, the government incentivizes physical activity for grown ups, even through or at places of business.

Sleep Is Also Work, And You’re Not Working Hard Enough At It

You are doing sleep ALL WRONG. Don’t you know that if you just worked a little harder at sleep, you’d be happier?

It Was Always Supposed To Be A Living Wage

To argue that the minimum wage was never supposed to be a living wage is completely anachronistic.

Do You Manage Your Money Like CGAP’s Definition of a “Poor Person?”

Choosing to spend most of our time working for regular payments instead of longer-term, riskier investments isn’t just a low-income thing, right? It’s a “most of our incomes” thing.

Wealthy People Think People Are Wealthier

“The wealthy, surrounded by other wealthy people, generally believed the U.S. population was wealthier than it actually is.”

The Cost of Teen Fandom

I came of age when music videos were still a big deal, Rolling Stone created controversial covers, and in order to guarantee album sales, an artist had to visit TRL and ham it up with Carson Daly.