When You Vacation With Family, Who Pays?

The “who pays when adult children travel with parents” question is probably the sort of thing that will shift back and forth over the course of both the children and parents’ lives, depending on the family.

Phone Calls From Parents

I periodically get calls from my mother that lasts approximately 15 minutes and are focused solely on the state of my parents’ finances.

Dear Prudence: Mom Making Daughter’s Wedding for a Do-Over for her Own

Taxing the Childless

Not endorsed in the slightest: Slate columnist Reihan Salam argues that childless people should pay higher taxes than those with children.

You’re a Terrible Adult Because Your Parents Loved You Too Much

Fancy Meals, Thanks to Mom and Dad

At Tablet, Jon Reiss discusses all the fancy restaurants he’s eaten at thanks to his parents paying for dinner, and his desire to pay his own way as he hit his late twenties and started to find more success.

A Conversation With an Artist/Nonprofit Worker About Her Money

Margaret: I’m 29, I work in the communications department at a nonprofit, and I live in Brooklyn/work in Manhattan.

A Conversation with a Photographer Who Earns $50,000 a Year

Grant: I’m 28, live in Chicago, Ill. My fiancĂ© and I just moved to a neighborhood called Logan Square last weekend. I am a photographer.

When My Parents Remodeled Their Living Room

Soon, the contractor and his team of workers were gone and what remained was a floor tiled with marbled porcelain, an entire wall outfitted with a mirror, a complex set of lighting equipment built into the ceiling, and a mirrored disco ball that slowly turned at the flip of a switch, spinning colored lights around the room.

Chatting With My Parents About How (And Why) They Paid For My College Education

When I was 18, my parents sent me 600 miles away to Northwestern University for a journalism degree worth nearly $200,000. Minus $50,000 in loans and grants, they paid for the whole thing out-of-pocket. I’ve never understood why. So I asked them.