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  1. ask a boss
    ‘I Got Promoted, But I Can’t Get a Fair Salary’If you’re thinking this is a good way to ensure a company’s most promotable employees take jobs elsewhere, you’re right.
  2. ask polly
    ‘I’m Too Old and Washed Up to Succeed!’You need to rid yourself of negative delusions and build a more resilient vision of your future.
  3. ask a boss
    ‘Is It Irresponsible to Quit My Job Without Having Another One Lined Up?’I’m a big fan of asking, If the worst happened, then what?
  4. my two cents
    ‘I’m Moving In With My Girlfriend. How Should We Split Rent?’Just by communicating about how to share expenses equitably, the two of you are already a step ahead.
  5. ask polly
    ‘Should I Leave My Good Job to Pursue My Artistic Dreams?’Stop surrendering to your worries and learn to enjoy the risks and adventure of a creative career.
  6. ask a boss
    ‘Can I Refuse to Take on More Work Without a Raise?’Often the way people “earn” a promotion is by starting to take on responsibilities outside the scope of their current job.
  7. romance
    What Should You Do on Valentine’s Day This Year?Get all dressed up with nowhere to go, have a Miyazaki marathon, and 20 more good ideas.
  8. my two cents
    I Already Blew My Budget. How Can I Get Back on Track?Don’t freak out. Focus on taking small, concrete steps to meet your goals.
  9. ask polly
    ‘I Only Want to Date Men Who’ve Been Through Therapy!’What you’re looking for is someone who’s curious and open to learning new things.
  10. ask a boss
    ‘I Want to Quit, But My Project Will Die If I Leave’As with other abusive relationships, when you’ve stayed at a toxic job for a long time, it can be hard to see that you need to get out.
  11. valentine’s day
    For Valentine’s Day, Get Your Partner a Gift You WantLike, say, fancy serving utensils.
  12. my two cents
    ‘My Sister Is So Cheap and It’s Driving Me Nuts!’She might not know better, or she could just be a jerk. You won’t really know unless you talk to her.
  13. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Be Exaggerating Enthusiasm in Job Interviews?’If you do, you need to be prepared to keep up the act once you’re on the job.
  14. my two cents
    ‘How Can I Afford the Therapy I Need?’You shouldn’t have to choose between your mental health and your financial future.
  15. ask polly
    ‘I Want My Family to Love Me Unconditionally’The cause of your sadness isn’t the same as the solution.
  16. ask a boss
    ‘My Co-worker Hijacks Our Meetings With Endless Questions’It’s hard to tell someone to talk less, especially in a spur-of-the-moment conversation that you aren’t prepared for.
  17. my two cents
    How Do I Save Up an Emergency Fund?Saving money isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be so hard, either.
  18. ask polly
    ‘My Husband Won’t Have Sex With Me!’Your bedroom has become a battleground where all of your fears and anxieties go head-to-head.
  19. ask a boss
    My Boss’s Stress Is Affecting Everyone Around HerSometimes people genuinely don’t realize how they’re coming across in situations like this.
  20. my two cents
    ‘I Actually Saved Money in 2020. What Should I Do With It?’Don’t just focus on an emergency fund — figure out what you actually want to save for.
  21. ask polly
    My Friend Group Dumped Me and Now I Have No One!It’s time to stop trying to please people and start being your true self.
  22. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Disclose My Depression to My Employer?’We’re talking here about the professional world as it actually is, not the one I wish we lived in.
  23. culture
    Rookie’s Popular ‘Life Skills’ Column Is BackIn the form of an eight-episode Audible podcast.
  24. my two cents
    Money Lessons From a Truly Terrible YearWhat personal finance experts learned from 2020.
  25. my two cents
    What’s the Best Way to Donate to Charity If You Don’t Have a Lot to Give?Advice on putting your money where your mouth is.
  26. my two cents
    ‘I Lost My Job and My Husband Keeps Criticizing My Spending’How to communicate about money when your income gets cut in half.
  27. ask polly
    ‘Do I Have to Thank My Weird Aunt for Her Terrible Gifts?’Even though her inability to hear you is triggering, consider the big picture and choose your battles carefully.
  28. my two cents
    ‘I Have to Make Money Somehow’Five people on finding creative ways to make money during the economic downturn.
  29. ask polly
    ‘Everything I Do Fails, So I Don’t Even Try’You keep yourself safe from investing in the world because you don’t want to be disappointed.
  30. ask a boss
    35 Gifts for Every Type of EmployeeWhen you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
  31. ask polly
    ‘People Tell Me I Seem Like a Snob Whenever I’m Quiet!’Confident, self-possessed women often make people nervous.
  32. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Give My Boss a Holiday Gift?’All your questions about holiday gift-giving at work, answered.
  33. my two cents
    ‘Many of These Women Don’t Even Know They’re Being Abused’Economic abuse was insidious before the pandemic, but COVID has made it worse.
  34. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Keeps Inviting Herself Over to My House’Even during non-pandemic times, this would be highly inappropriate — she is abusing her power by trying to force herself on people socially.
  35. advice
    How to Make Friends As an AdultAn expert’s advice on how to do it without being painfully awkward.
  36. culture
    I’m Obsessed With the Queen’s Terrible AdviceEverything on The Crown can be solved with a nice brisk walk.
  37. my two cents
    What Does Biden’s Student Loan Plan Mean for You?Breaking down what the president-elect can and can’t do without control of Congress.
  38. holidays
    How to Host a Zoom ThanksgivingWe asked event planners for tips on pulling off a virtual holiday gathering.
  39. ask polly
    ‘Why Can’t I Stop Lying All the Time?’You’re struggling with avoidance, anxiety, and shame.
  40. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Expects People to Work While They’re on Vacation’There can be real power in numbers, so if you can, get your co-workers on board with a strategy.
  41. money talks
    ‘I Had a Life in New York. Then I Lost My Job and My Visa.’Now I’m job-hunting in multiple countries and handing over thousands to my immigration lawyer.
  42. ask polly
    ‘How Do I Live Like an Artist?’Stop battling yourself and embrace the truth, no matter how ugly.
  43. ask a boss
    ‘Is My Job the Problem, or Is it Me?’Your organization is making it so much harder on you than it needs to be.
  44. my two cents
    Could Knowing Your ‘Money Script’ Help Your Finances?To break bad money habits, it helps to know where they come from.
  45. ask polly
    ‘I’m Freezing My Eggs and It’s Kicked Up So Much Rage!’Throw away this complicated puzzle and reconnect with the people around you.
  46. advice
    May We Suggest Logging Off Today at Exactly 4:30And then logging back on at 6:55.
  47. ask a boss
    ‘How Can I Get Feedback After Being Rejected for a Job?’Be sure your request makes it clear that you understand you’re asking for a favor.
  48. my two cents
    ‘I Love My Boyfriend, But I Can’t Trust Him With Money’You can’t force him to get his act together, but you can put your foot down if he doesn’t.
  49. recommendations
    What Should You Do for Halloween This Year?From drive-in movies to the dog costume parade, here are 11 very good ideas.
  50. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Is Awful. Is It Worth Going to HR?’They can make suggestions, but it’s often up to individual managers to decide what to do with that input.
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