It Has Been Made Clear to Me That I Cannot Have It All

By the time I got back to the apartment, greeted by a smiling baby, it was 11:30 a.m. I've been up for five hours, haven't done a lick of work, and have to feed the baby again at noon.

Why We Are Moving To Canada This Week

This should go well. Let’s talk about health insurance.

Impulse Purchases and Saving: A Freelancer’s Guide to Budgeting

I learned how to budget in the second grade, and my first budgeting lessons came from my parents and a set of mason jars: 10 percent for savings, 10 percent for God, the rest for fun. Put it in the jar, give it to the church and the rest to Delia*s.

How Not to Do Your Taxes in Canada

A Canadian tells us about her taxes:

On Who Pays Writers & Being Really Interested In That $50

n+1 has published one of their Editorials with that smooth, authoritative voice that gets me every time. It Tells Us About The World like a maestro conducting an orchestra of discriminating tab-openers, who nod in time with the paragraph breaks. That all-knowingness, so calm on the surface but you know his eye is twitching from all the drafts and redrafts. Copy of copy of copy of August 2014.

When One Person Earns More Than the Other in a Relationship

Things are not even in most respects, and I get that.

Two Writers With Control Issues Talk About Money

We are writers in our late twenties, we have control issues, and money is our psychological pawn.

Kima Jones on ‘The Wrath of The Math’

Kima Jones is a poet and a writer, but that is only one of her many jobs—she also has a full-time job and a part-time weekend job.

Susie Cagle on Eight Years of Freelancing

Journalist and cartoonist Susie Cagle writes and draws on Medium (excellently, and for free (this time)) about "freelance labor, journalism, and survival." It is a familiar story but chilling nevertheless. As she said on Twitter, "I wrote & drew this about freelancing to let you know I'm looking for work, not to make you feel depressed."

When Your Freelance Employer Owes You $1K (Always)

Getting paid for an outstanding invoice can be one of the most difficult things in the life of a freelancer.