Millennials Having a Hard Time Saving Money

Brief Periods of Unemployment After College, as Told to Me by Friends

A few months after getting my first steady job since being unemployed, I still hadn’t let go of a lot of the habits and anxieties I’d developed during that time. I’d go up and down the grocery store aisle price-comparing boxed pasta, shaming myself for ever spending more than $20 at a time. I joked to friends that I was a recovering unemployed person, working my way through a twelve-step program.

Talking With Andrew Rappo, the Elf from Christmas Cats TV

For three days this December, the internet got to experience the joy of Christmas Cats TV, a 9-to-5 live stream of an elf and a grandmother playing with cats, drinking from a flask, and listening to Christmas classics. How did this come to be? I tracked down the elf to ask him.

A Boomer Measures His Son’s Success

Luring the Kids Back to Their Hometowns

Cincinnati Magazine has a story about the city of Wilmington, Ohio, which saw its unemployment rate skyrocket to 19 percent after the city’s biggest employer, DHL, left the city during the Great Recession. Wilmington went into crisis mode to get the city back into shape and persuaded DHL to donate the land and buildings back to the city. The city also convinced a lot of its young people to return to Wilmington after they finished college.

How a Young, Recent College Grad Does Money

Alice: I am 20. I’m a creative writer (copywriter) for two medium-market radio stations owned by the same company.

Millennials in Washington

Working Odd Jobs, But By Choice

Faced with a dire economy and an unstable job market, America’s young people haven’t just wallowed in self-pity and thrown their hands up in despair. They’ve gotten creative. They’ve adapted and evolved, creating their own jobs and doing whatever it takes to make a buck or two, and at the very least, pay the rent.

Preoccupied with 20-Somethings

People are fascinated with the lives of 20-Somethings, and by fascinated, I mean it is a span of years we can’t stop talking about.

In Search of a Place to Live

Two months ago I found, got, and lost my dream apartment over the course of 24 hours.