Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2014 Check-in

Pull up those balances!

Earning $100,000 After Nine Years at a Company And Feeling Guilty About It

Anne, 33, lives in Boston and is a supply planning lead for a consumer products company, where she earns $100,000 a year.

My Mom Stole My Identity and Ruined My Credit

My mom has had problems with money for as long as I’ve been alive. Growing up, it was common to see my mother go on shopping sprees, and then hide the bags in her closet before my dad got home.

The closest we ever came to discussing the event that began my descent into mountains of credit card debt was her quietly saying over the phone, “I’m sorry I ruined your credit score.”