The Haves and the Have-nots

I was raised in a family where talking about money was not taboo. My father did a good job of raising two girls on a variety of incomes—money, was tight, and because of this, I was always aware of what we did and didn’t have.

Coming Out as Poor at Duke University

KellyNoel Waldorf, a student at Duke, has an editorial in The Duke Chronicle about "coming out as poor" in a college atmosphere where she says talking about class has been difficult for her. And it's not the kind of "poor student on a ramen diet" that's prototypical of the "broke college student," but things like having to lie about reasons why she couldn't socialize because she felt ashamed about not having money, and having her mother calling her crying, telling her that she doesn't have enough gas money to pick her up for Thanksgiving.

How Dealbreaker’s Matt Levine Does Money

We all do money differently. How do you do money, Matt Levine, Dealbreaker editor?

Talking Money

The Wall Street Journal's Katy McLaughlin wrote her final column about money this weekend, and her takeaway is something we always talk about here: What we learn from each other when we talk about our money.

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.

‘Loaded’ Is a Loaded Word

Ms. Luu: Are you loaded? Are you a little bit loaded? Are you worried about loaded people thinking you are loaded, or worried about people that are not loaded thinking that you are loaded?

Money and Class at Yale University

Related to my post earlier today about class issues at Duke University, a reader sent me a link to the November issue of The Yale Daily News Magazine, which examines this issue on campus in detail.

Talking About Money, But Not Talking About Money

When we talk about money, we're often not talking about money. We're talking about our hopes and our fears, the plans we're making and the ones we'd rather not make.