Miserly people are the ones who, like Scrooge before his ghost-induced epiphany, impose their frugality on others.
Tipping in the face of low wages and unjust labor conditions is kind of like voting in the context of a two-party system with effectively unlimited campaign contributions: you recognize that what you want is revolution, but in the mean time, you do what you can.
The notion that the perfect book/sculpture/performance equals the perfect life stems from a deep-seated belief that if “you can be the ideal artist and be so in touch with your creativity, everything else will just fall into place,” says Clayman.
My mom called me the other day. “I have a new manager,” she explained, “and he’s younger than you.”
It’s easier, somehow, to kick myself for losing money years ago than to pat myself on the back for saving it last summer.
“Last week my dad approached me and said he and my mom want to retire to Florida and are looking at houses. They’re hoping my brother and I can each chip in $5,000 for the down payment.”
Hi! I have a question for your Grindstone series: The etiquette with references.
In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October
Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.
A Buffalo nickel is worth a pretty penny, should you find one these days.