Logan: This has been a week of not spending for me, because I already spent all my money and we don't get paid for … some days. So, no, I can't go to dinner. And no, I can't go to the bar. But the question is, do I go beyond that, in talking to friends? Do I say, I can't go not because I don't want to see you—I really want to see you!—I just have no money?
Remember graduation? Remember what your speakers talked about? I vaguely recall something about never forgetting about what my dreams are, and to remember to do something that I love and that makes a difference because I am the future.
Michael McGrath talks with author Benjamin Anastas about his new memoir.
Mike: One of the things we examined this week was what debt means to us as individuals. What should we think about when paying it off? There is no one right answer, of course, because debt means something different to each of us. So let's talk about this. Logan, your debt is all consumer, right? You don't have any student loans.
This week, we've decided to test out Branch, a new site that allows you to invite people to join you in conversations online. We're decided to try it out by using the topic of friends and disappointing careers, and after we started the conversation, a few people from the Branch community asked if they could join the conversation.
The second in a series about depression and money.
Here is a story about an Indian man who spent $22,500 on a solid gold shirt to get the attention of women.