Dear Billfold: How Can I Convince My WASPy Parents to Allow My Cantonese In-Laws to Pay for Dinner?

Bridging the culture gap during the holidays.

The Ethics Of Fundraising For Your Cancer-Stricken Kid

Factor in a sick child and a broken health care system, and it doesn’t matter how “fairly well off” anyone appears to be. He could be three bills from bankruptcy, as so many Americans are.

Advice For The Anxious

At night, I remind myself that I am okay, that I did work today and I have work to do tomorrow, that I have plans for every fear that chases the edges of my thoughts.

Rambling Man Update! Re: Employee Who Wants To Express Herself

The letter writer featured in the Rambling Man column earlier this week sent in an update, and we wanted to share.

Saying ‘No’ Is Not Very Good Financial Advice

“Merely saying ‘no’ is not financial advice; it is a form of blind risk avoidance.”

More Financial Advice for College Students

Many of your classroom supply expenses can be shared. That art class that requires the fancy Bristol board pad? Split it with a friend.

Financial Advice for College Students, as Presented by Our Most Reputable Publications

To understand what tips and warnings are most important to communicate to today’s college students—and, maybe, just to suss out the competition—I gathered samples of financial advice from three reputable publications.

‘Dear Sugar’ Answers Questions About Money, Family, and Class

As always, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond give compassionate responses to these questions—but we have a few additional pieces of advice.

“Say Yes First, Figure It Out Later”: Top 10 Pieces Of Advice From Entrepreneurs

“Eliminate the word “just” from your vocabulary—as in “Just checking on this!” You’ll immediately feel more confident.”

In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October

Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.