Robots and Money

On robo-advisors and why none of us really care.

How a Legal Secretary Who Paid Off $38,000 in Debt Does Money

Alison (not her real name) is a 27-year-old legal secretary who lives outside of Philadelphia.

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

It's time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you're joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here.

Giving Up a House to Pay Off $63,000 in Credit Card Debt

Sleepless nights. A knot in the pit of the stomach. A gnawing sense of unease.

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

Pull up those balances!

A Windfall

Last October, The Billfold asked a bunch of people what they would do if they got a surprise $20,000 windfall. Most people said they would use the money to pay off their debt, then save and invest some of it, and then use a little bit of the money to travel. My thoughts then were pretty much in line with everyone else’s.

And then last week, I got a windfall. My parents were left some money by a relative, and they gave me $6,000 to use however I wanted.