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  1. my two cents
    How to Invest Your 401(K) in Causes You Care AboutOr, at least, divest it from the ones you don’t.
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    How Can I Get a Job That Pays More Than $40,000 a Year?You need to work on monetizing your skills and your interests.
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    ‘It Feels Pointless to Save for Retirement Now’Your best option is to stay the course and make a contingency plan in case things go sideways.
  4. money talks
    ‘None of Us Know When We’re Going Back to Work’Three yoga and fitness instructors on trying to make ends meet during the last six months.
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    3 Women on Life After Losing Their Jobs“I wake up every morning and I’m like, Okay, what can I get paid for today?
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    ‘My Credit Card Just Got Canceled and I Don’t Know Why’Being subject to the whims of credit card companies doesn’t feel good, but there are some best practices that can help.
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    My Friend Asked for a Discount. Should I Give It to Her?Try offering a specific amount of your time at a reduced rate, and stick to those limits.
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    How Can I Make a Will Without Spending a Fortune?The process can be much simpler and cheaper than you might expect.
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    ‘My Divorce Is Cheap. But Self-Care Is Costing Me Thousands.’What it costs to end your marriage in a pandemic.
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    Do I Need to Declare Bankruptcy?You may be able to pay off your debt on your own, but it’s good you’re considering your options.
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    What It’s Like to Teach Yoga Over Zoom“I’ve got all my stuff from Brooklyn in my childhood bedroom, and I’ve transformed the whole family room into a yoga space.”
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    ‘My Boyfriend’s Roommate Is Asking Me for Rent Money’He didn’t sign up to have you there all the time, so it’s reasonable to ask. Here’s why you should say no.
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    ‘Self Care Shouldn’t Be the End Goal’For Alisha Ramos, the founder of Girls Night In, recent success has been “a little bit uncomfortable.”
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    How Do I Get My Landlord to Lower My Rent?We’re barreling toward a national housing crisis. Get ready to negotiate.
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    How to Recover From Losing EverythingTiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche on digging yourself out of debt.
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    ‘I’m Sick of Living With My Boyfriend’s Parents to Save Money’You have to separate your financial quandary from your relationship quandary.
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    ‘I Lost My Job, and My Debt Is Spiraling Out of Control’Start looking for new work. Pretty much anything will be better than trying to live off of $250 a week in New York.
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    How to Make Your Donations CountWhen everything feels so urgent, it’s tough to decide where your money should go.
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    How to Cope With Being Broke, Angry, and AshamedLessons from a financial therapist.
  20. money talks
    ‘I’m 39, Divorced, and I’ve Lost All My Income’The thing that keeps me going is my absolute rage at how poorly this whole situation has been handled.
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    ‘Might as Well Use This Time to Get a Divorce’Some couples are fixing up their homes. Others are prepping their papers.
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    How Do I Shop Ethically?There’s no foolproof way to do it, but here are a few things you should think about.
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    ‘I Hate My Job! Do I Have to Suck It Up Until the Economy Recovers?’You shouldn’t have to torture yourself for a paycheck, but you do need to make a lot of plans.
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    ‘I Want to Support Businesses in Need — But Can I Afford It?’I’d like to give what I can, but my own situation isn’t very stable. How much is reasonable?
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    ‘I’m Only Sort of Unemployed, But I’m Going Broke Fast’This won’t be an easy time. So take a breath, look at your finances, and do the math.
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    ‘I’m Pregnant and My Business Just Collapsed’Good news: You should qualify for a lot of help. Bad news: The process will be messy.
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    The Best Way to Worry About Money Right NowFocus on what you can control, even if it’s very little.
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    Is There A Good Money Plan Right Now?It’s time to focus on what you can control.
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    ‘I Have a Degenerative Medical Condition. Why Should I Save for the Future?’Money gives you more and better options, period.
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    How Can I Get My Husband Off My Back About Money?When your husband isn’t stressing about the dinner bill, he probably needs your spontaneity to save him from a life of boredom.
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    How Much Should I Be ‘Investing’ in Myself?We’re all stuck in an endless line of questioning about what we might regret versus what we’ll be grateful for doing — risk versus potential reward.
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    ‘How Can I Get My Employer to Pay Me More?’Getting an outside offer is a backwards, annoying, time-consuming way to squeeze your employer into giving you more money. But in my case, it worked.
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    How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Be Honest About His Debt?I’m willing to bet that his unease around money predates your relationship by, oh, maybe his entire life.
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    Being Sentimental Could Help You Save MoneyWhat if the trick isn’t about facts or math, but embracing emotions — sappy, huggy feelings
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    ‘How Can I Get My Husband to Pay for His Share of Household Expenses?’Remember that money doesn’t balance the scales in a marriage. The scores will never quite be settled.
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    ‘My Budget Is Making Me Miserable’It sucks to be surrounded by glamorous people drinking pretty cocktails and eating meals that you can’t afford. But give yourself some credit.
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    This Year, Accept That You Will Break Your BudgetMaintaining new habits isn’t just about avoiding bad ones. Slip-ups can even be helpful, if you pay attention to your triggers.
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    ‘My Boyfriend Wants Me to Sign a Prenup Before I Move Into His House’Cohabitation agreements are not common at this stage in most relationships, but that doesn’t mean they’re a completely bad idea.
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    ‘I Feel So Anxious Spending Money on Holiday Shopping!’Sometimes, being too careful with your finances can backfire.
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    ‘I’m 25 and My Parents Want Me to Support Them!’Don’t be guilt-tripped about a hypothetical future. You’re an adult, and wanting to live independently is normal and healthy.
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    ‘My Sister Wants Me to Pay Her $200 for Hosting Thanksgiving’The last thing you want is to trade passive-aggressive Venmo requests every time you get together.
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    ‘My Parents Are Still Paying My 30-Year-Old Brothers’ Rent!’This situation sounds like bad news for everyone, but shaming your brothers probably isn’t helping.
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    ‘My Rich Friend Always Pays for Me. Is Our Friendship Doomed?’Her buying you stuff shouldn’t be a central part of your friendship.
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    ‘I Spent So Much Money on My Wedding, and Now I Can’t Stop!’Wedding price tags get so distorted that it’s easy to forget what’s reasonable (or just stop caring).
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    ‘I’m Finally Making Money, But It Doesn’t Feel Great’You should spend some time rethinking your priorities now that you have money to spend on them.
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    How to Trick Yourself Into Shopping LessThe key is to make spending money a little more painful.
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    ‘Should I Just Give Up on Saving Money?’Cut yourself some slack.
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    ‘How Am I Supposed to Choose a Credit Card?’You want a card that you’ll have for a long time.
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    ‘Is It a Bad Idea to Borrow $1K From My Friend?’Make sure you’ve truly exhausted your other options.
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    ‘Can I Still Charge My Boyfriend Rent Once We’re Married?’If you’re only focused on what’s “fair,” you’re going to run into trouble.
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