How You Hope You Don’t Sound Like When Asking for a Raise

From our pal Michelle Markowitz: Just wanted to pass along this video from Fast Company on how people really interpret what you say when you ask for a raise (if you’re not careful).

Relive ‘The Billfold Live’

For those of you who missed it: Here’s audio of the live event we hosted on Jan. 28. featuring stories from Anne Helen Petersen, Jazmine Hughes, Jason Diamond, Jia Tolentino, Helaine Olen, Logan Sachon, Christiana Cole, and the Billfold Staff.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2015 Check-in

Pull up those balances!

February’s Theme: ‘Real Estate’

Programming note: This month’s unofficial theme will be Real Estate: stories about buying, selling, renting, roommates, landlords and living in all sorts of situations. Have a story to share? Email us.

Photo: Trish Hartmann

Reminder: Billfold Live Event Tomorrow, Jan. 28

Unfortunately, they don’t have Wi-Fi so we won’t be able to stream it, but we’re going to try to record the audio so you can listen later if you’re unable to come to the event.

Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

NICOLE: The most important thing is that I have a unique outfit for every day. The rest we can figure out as we go.

Open Thread: Parental Assistance

Today’s post about the 31-year-old who lives at home gave me the idea that we should have an open thread about how much help we take or took from our parents, or how much we help our parents instead. I’ll volunteer to go first!

Monday Check-in

Back with more tomorrow!

The Pros and Cons of Neti Pots. Plus, A Camp Horror Story!

The reason I stopped using the neti pot has to do with the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. This amoeba literally eats your brain.