The Billfold is not another personal finance site. A personal finance site is a site for people who have decided to overhaul their financial lives, and want help doing it. We are a site about money. We are interested in people’s lives and how funds make those lives awesome, and not-so-awesome.

The Billfold aims to do away with the misbelief that talking about difficult money issues is uncomfortable, and create a space to have an honest conversation about how we save, spend and repay our debts. We are going to break one of the last taboos in our culture—talking about what you earn, what you spend, what you owe.

The Billfold was founded by Mike Dang and Logan Sachon, with contributions from talented people from around the globe. Who are Mike and Logan? Well, a friend once described the two as “a study in contrasts.” Mike pays all his bills on time, saves for retirement, and sends home money to his parents. Logan lives off her credit cards, has $3 in her savings account, and has her parents pay her phone bill.

We are a socially conscious money site; while the majority of finance sites out there are focused on how people can build wealth, we acknowledge that structural inequality has made it difficult for many people to rise out of poor economic circumstances.

The Billfold is a part of a network of independent sites that includes The Awl, The Hairpin, and Splitsider.


Editorial Team

Mike Dang is our editor. You can learn a lot about him from his post on what it means to save. Mike can be reached here.

Ester Bloom is our associate editor. Ester can be reached here.

Nicole Dieker is our contributing writer. Nicole can be reached here.

We also have a general email address where you can contact us: notes@thebillfold.com


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Writing for The Billfold

Interested in contributing to The Billfold? Send an e-mail to Mike with a specific pitch you have in mind and he or another editor will get back to you as soon as he can.



The Billfold is published under the Awl network, and our publisher is Michael Macher. You can send advertising and business-related inquiries to Macher@theawl.com.