"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."
A Buffalo nickel is worth a pretty penny, should you find one these days.
At 80, since she has run through her own cash, the mom thinks it's fair to spend her daughter's. Meanwhile the daughter keeps cycling through the five stages of grief: denial, resentment, anger, guilt, giving in.
Hi! I have a question for your Grindstone series: The etiquette with references.
We received the following questions below from Rosemary (not her real name), 29, who is working as a librarian in a medical context, but wants to make the switch to an academic library. She asked a question that many people worry about: Is it too soon to switch jobs?
Dear Meghan and her Dad, Hope you're both well. I'm a 26-year-old woman with an MA in art history. Before graduating in May of 2013 I had a job lined up, and it sounded like a dream job at the time. So for the last year I've been working as a researcher at the art museum in my home city, part-time, no benefits, doing what I care about despite its relative unimportance in the big picture. I had a second (retail) job for several months to make ends meet, and then two months in my boyfriend moved in and I quit the other job, because the two of us combined made enough money, and also because the retail job was exactly what you'd expect it to be like.
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.
How on earth do I make and keep friends without spending a ton of money? I don’t want to turn down invites because I can’t afford another dinner out but I don’t want to be weird and not eat anything either.
DON'T buy on impulse. DO wear a funny hat.