"I'm not going to spend anything until Saturday when I have dinner with a friend, but by then I'll have $80 that I could spend that day."
"I actually hate owing money and I (deflect the) blame (onto) my ex. He had a “enjoy now, pay later” mentality that I got caught up in the first year or two we were dating."
Emily is a college sophomore living on the East Coast. She belongs to a prosperous Native American tribe in California.
"He makes sure I don’t go too far off the saving deep end, and I make sure we have enough money to pay all the bills."
"I have an emergency fund. It's actually named "What Would Mike Dang Do?" so I don't access it unless really necessary."
"I think the biggest surprise has been how quickly we've moved to more and more merging. Initially we weren't going to do any sort of joint savings, but we realized that aside from our retirement accounts, our savings goals are really joint goals."
"Would you be willing to give up restaurants in return for getting up without setting an alarm every day?"
"It just hit me. I don't have to stay here, I can live and work somewhere else, it's not the end of the world."
"When I started farming, there was this sense of urgency about it, as if it was the only thing I could possibly do, regardless of the consequences. I’m a little bit more measured about it now. And I have a much more realistic picture of what it takes to make a living doing it."