How Mrs. Frugalwoods Does Pregnancy, Pet Care, & Other Could-Be-Costly Things

How to keep saving over 70% of your income, even while pregnant.

On Deciding Mortgages Are For Suckers & Using Money To DWYL Instead

My friend dying inspired me, my brother, and another friend to give up our day jobs and become self-employed. I think all of us suddenly thought, ‘Hang on a minute, life’s too short. You need to try the things you’re thinking about doing.’

Are We Yuppies? Are People Still Using That Word?: A Friday Chat

“I believe the new word for ‘yuppie’ is ‘Millennial.'”

The Author Of ‘The Power Of The Past’ On Class And Relationships

Because of the American Dream, we tend to think of people who get ahead as hard working and morally sound. Likewise, the American Dream implies that people who do not make it to the middle-class did not work hard enough.

Reflections On Taylor Swift And The End Of Wedding Season

31 days of stories about bridesmaids in debt, and saving money by getting married in Iceland, and the rest. What’s your main takeaway? Did anything stick with you / surprise you?

How Sarah Hepola, Author Of ‘Blackout,’ Does Money

“I went to school with kids who were vacationing in Aspen and Vail and their parents drove Mercedes and there was this roar in my head that told me I needed that. It’s funny, because as an adult, I’m uncomfortable around extreme wealth, and it’s not something I want for myself. But back then, yeah, I thought that was what success and happiness would be.”

A Guide To — And The Cost Of — Being A Modern Farmer

“My cousin in North Carolina told me that a farmer only needs two things in her house: a good bed and a good hot shower. She was right.”

Chatting About Dash Buttons, Mass-Market Paperbacks, and More

I love the idea of the Dash Button—please let me stick these all over my apartment—but I also feel a little strange about advocating for Amazon Everything.

Chatting About “[Financial] Health At Every Size”

Living Alone

Mike: Nicole, earlier this week, Ester wrote about what’s it worth for us to live alone. You and I live alone in our respective cities. Want to talk about how that happened?