On Selling Book #1 And Dreaming Rothschild Dreams

What are you going to spend your advance on? Boring things like food and rent, or do you have grander plans? (DISNEY WORLD!!)

The Cost of Things: Pregnancy

Maternity Wardrobe Links and Tips.

All Right So How Should We Pay For College Then

if being middle-class means being able to prepare your children (plural!) for a four-year college, means being “well-off enough to give them an education,” that means having hundreds of thousands of dollars at your disposal.

“Your Children Deserve To Know What You Make” Uh OK

Money and sex are so often a source of shame to adults that we assume they are inappropriate subjects. They don’t have to be.

Worth Waiting For: A Love Story

They did not speak English or take credit cards. We didn’t have cell phones. It was 8:30 on the first morning of our honeymoon, and we were already screwed.

Geography Is The Mother Of History, Or, Where You Live Matters, Choose Wisely

Disability is I guess welfare for white people? The kind of social safety net even Republicans are okay with.

January Is The Cruelest Month — For Layoffs

I have wondered whether these were merely my personal circadian rhythms or whether maybe there were other larger forces at play. Do other people also get hired in late spring and let go in winter?

Everything You Need To Know About Spending Money In A Strip Club

If you’re going to patronize a strip club, choose a Costco-type establishment, not a Walmart-type one.

Hot Takes For A Snow Day: “Idle Hands Spend Money,” Sandra Day O’Connor, Jennifer Senior, & More

+ Do you like shopping online? Lots of people do! As my mom put it to me this weekend, “Idle hands spend money.” The best one can do sometimes is spend wisely. In that vein, Racked was super excited to report — in what they called maybe the best Monday news of all time — that Reformation has just launched a new, more affordable collection called “Obvious.” Considering how hipster-y the clothes are, they seem to have missed a golden opportunity to call it “Obvious Child” but whatevs. If you like backless bodysuits and crop tops, insert money here.

+ Speaking of my mother, she told me a story about the time, back in the ’80s, when she and the other government lawyers who were also young moms went to hear the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor speak. They were so eager to hear her explain how she managed it, how she managed to be a wife, a mother, and one of the most prominent judicial figures in the land.

O’Connor’s answer? Outsourcing.

Hire help, she advised the audience. Hire someone to do everything you don’t have time to do. The women nodded dumbly and left. “As if it had never occurred to us,” said my mom. “As if all we needed was to be more creative in our problem solving. We were government lawyers! O’Connor came from a wealthy family, but most of us didn’t have money to hire help. It was just so tone deaf.” 

The Best Restaurants In America Are Not That Expensive

At least according to Yelp, the best food in America is, generally, Food You Can Afford. And a lot of it can be found on or near the west coast.