Overdrafting With Simple

I have a checking account with Simple, and now that we've combined finances it is my "fun money" account. My tagline for them is basically, "Simple: not as bad as most banks, but still a bank, ok?"

2 New Totally Affordable Apps

1. The Marketplace Reader, an “an interactive e-book … combining some of Marketplace’s best radio reporting with all the advantages of a long-form, multimedia digital magazine.” It’s pretty! It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s Marketplace. FREE.

2. The Emily Books Reader. Free download comes with an excerpt from the current Emily Books pick (Samantha Irby’s)! Additional (and back) editions are just $9.99 for a book and supplementary essays (price slash from the original Emily Books price of $13.99)! For more on Emily Books, Emily Gould spoke to us last year. I basically downloaded ios7 for this and only this app. FREE, then $9.99. But for a BOOK. A WHOLE BOOK. IN A PRETTY FORMAT. ON YOUR PHONE.

Emily Gould Answers Our Important But Inane Questions About Buying Ebooks

Emily Gould of Emily Books answers our important but inane questions about ebooks.

Beth Lisick On “Maybe This is My Thing!”

So this month's Emily Books pick is a book of short, hilarious essays by Beth Lisick called Yokohama Threeway. Beth has written four books, hosts a monthly storytelling series, is currently on our with Sister Spit, does comedy with Tara Jepsen, is an actress, a slam poet, a mom. So when I gotto interview her for Emily Books, a lot of our discussion ended up being about work, success, failure, and trying to get by. I love what she had to say about all of it:

Carpet Is a Class Issue

The essay "Carpet is Mungers," from "My Misspent Youth" by Meghan Daum.

My Last Hundred Bucks: Illicit Snacks, Not-Bad Coffee, and Some Flan

$100! It is a lot of money, and yet, it is also not a lot of money at all. Where did your last hundred bucks go, Ruth Curry?

Advice to Your 24-Year-Old Self

Autostraddle has a great interview with Emily Gould, which is mostly about Emily Books and you should read it. But this is the part that is relevant to us:

Being a Cheesemonger Is Better and Worse Than You Think It Is

An excerpt from Martha Grover's ONE MORE FOR THE PEOPLE.