How We Handle Change: A Friday Chat

Before starting any endeavor, I get very worked up about everything that could go wrong and everything I could do wrong, and then I try to remember the advice my older brother gave me when I was about to start my very first grown-up job: “Wear deodorant.”

Room Service, Y/N: A Friday Chat

The hot breakfast will cost you $15, max, more than your raisin bread and coffee. They do not mind if you spend an extra $15. They don’t even notice.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2015 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Long Weekend Estimate/Open Thread

And we’re off for the long American Thanksgiving weekend!

“Please, Sir, I Want Some More”: Friday Chatting About Negotiation

The theory is that if you agree to someone else’s needs now, then your needs will take on more weight in future discussions. This works with sibling relationships. It does not so much work in adult relationships, including professional ones.

Shopping With Moms & What To Do When They Say “Just Try It?”: A Friday Chat

When shopping with Mom, stay as far from the body as possible. Coats great! Bras bad.

What We Spend On Our Own Birthdays: A Friday Chat

How many single Billfolders buy themselves presents on their birthdays?

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: October 2015 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Our Theme for November and December: Holidays

Yes, it’s November and we’re getting to that time of year again!

“I Would Prefer Not To”: A Friday Chat About Jobs

The thing I worry about, for this person—and I know that I am overreaching my boundaries by worrying about something on someone else’s behalf, but whatever—is the part where they compare the work day to a storm cloud that’s ruining their picnic. Um … freelance writing is work.