Job Of The Day: Professional Marathon Runner

These athletes live modest lives, running paycheck to paycheck like the rest of us, except their paychecks are both larger and farther apart—and they have to run 26 miles and beat 26,000 other people to get them.

Amazon Pays Kindle Unlimited Authors $1.33 For Every Book Read

According to data put together by The Digital Reader, writers enrolled in the Kindle Owners Lending Library—a precursor to Kindle Unlimited, where Kindle owners could check out one book per month—earned $2.24 per borrow in June 2014.
On July 18, 2014, Amazon announced Kindle Unlimited. Payouts dropped to $1.81 per either read or borrow (the data is unclear) and continued to drop and fluctuate around this current low point of $1.33 per read.

The Cost of My Relationships

It is Relationships Month here at The Billfold, and—with just one week left—I decided I would share a bit about the costs of my own relationships.

More Than 88,000 People Apply for 55 Affordable Apartments in “Poor Door” Building

Each potential applicant has an approximate 0.06 percent chance of getting one of these affordable apartments.

The Billfold Book Club: Terry Pratchett’s ‘Men At Arms’

Terry Pratchett’s Men At Arms isn’t specifically about money, but money manages to make its importance known in nearly every interaction, starting on the first page when Corporal Carrot writes his parents that his promotion means an extra $5 a month.

Happy Earth Day!

Good news from the EPA: we have made a lot of progress towards saving the environment, and some of our progress comes with financial benefits as well.

How Much Do Teens Plan to Spend on Promposals? $324, On Average

The average American household is planning to spend $324 on promposals this year, according to a new Visa survey.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Left Journalism Due to Low Pay

Rob Kuznia made it in journalism, but he couldn’t afford to keep working in his field.

Would You Ever Tell a Friend That They Were Making Bad Financial Decisions?

It seems obviously inappropriate to gang up on a coworker and stage a finance intervention about personal purchases, but what if the person were a close friend or family member? Have you ever told someone close to you that they were making bad financial decisions? Would you ever?