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  1. my two cents
    How to Cope With Being Broke, Angry, and AshamedLessons from a financial therapist.
  2. 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.
  3. my two cents
    ‘Might as Well Use This Time to Get a Divorce’Some couples are fixing up their homes. Others are prepping their papers.
  4. my two cents
    How Do I Shop Ethically?There’s no foolproof way to do it, but here are a few things you should think about.
  5. my two cents
    ‘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.
  6. my two cents
    ‘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?
  7. my two cents
    ‘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.
  8. my two cents
    ‘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.
  9. my two cents
    The Best Way to Worry About Money Right NowFocus on what you can control, even if it’s very little.
  10. my two cents
    Is There A Good Money Plan Right Now?It’s time to focus on what you can control.
  11. my two cents
    ‘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.
  13. my two cents
    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.
  14. my two cents
    ‘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.
  15. my two cents
    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.
  16. my two cents
    Being Sentimental Could Help You Save MoneyWhat if the trick isn’t about facts or math, but embracing emotions — sappy, huggy feelings
  17. my two cents
    ‘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.
  18. my two cents
    ‘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.
  19. my two cents
    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.
  20. my two cents
    ‘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.
  21. my two cents
    ‘I Feel So Anxious Spending Money on Holiday Shopping!’Sometimes, being too careful with your finances can backfire.
  22. my two cents
    ‘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.
  23. my two cents
    ‘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.
  25. my two cents
    ‘My Rich Friend Always Pays for Me. Is Our Friendship Doomed?’Her buying you stuff shouldn’t be a central part of your friendship.
  26. my two cents
    ‘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).
  27. my two cents
    ‘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.
  28. my two cents
    How to Trick Yourself Into Shopping LessThe key is to make spending money a little more painful.
  29. my two cents
    ‘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.
  32. my two cents
    ‘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.
  33. money talks
    Internet Fame Doesn’t Pay the BillsPhoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens on the difference between Portlandia and podcasting, when it comes to being paid.
  34. my two cents
    The Case For Having Tightwad FriendsThere’s an upside to feeling like you spend too much.
  35. living with money
    I’m Not Saving 90 Percent of My Income for MyselfAfter all they’ve done for me, I owe it to my parents to support them.
  36. my two cents
    When Lying to Yourself Pays OffWhat do you do when you need to think positive but can’t? Fake it.
  37. my two cents
    How Scammers Trick People Into Thinking They’re WealthyWhat separates a grand larcenist from a would-be mooch?
  38. my two cents
    When Two Bank Accounts Become OneCould pooling your finances make you happier?
  39. living with money
    What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever SpendAbigail Disney, heiress to the Disney fortune, on being raised with wealth.
  40. q&a
    Abby Wambach Wishes She Didn’t Buy All Those Watches and CarsThe soccer legend retired at 35, but still needs a paycheck.
  41. get that money
    How Awkward Can It Get When Your Friend Becomes Your Boss?When it comes to your paycheck, pretty awkward.
  42. my two cents
    ‘I’m Terrified of Messing Up Now That I’m Out of Debt’So you made some money mistakes in your 20s. Here’s how to get back on track.
  43. get that money
    What 5 Moms Taught Their Daughters About Saving MoneyFive women share their mothers’ budgeting lessons, from recycling rocks to the “envelope method.”
  44. get that money
    Why Is Stalking People on Venmo So Addictive?I can’t look away from my friends’ (and ex’s) Venmo feeds.
  45. get that money
    When Asking for More Money BackfiresYou need a raise. But getting it isn’t always a yes-or-no question.
  46. payday
    ‘I Make Six Figures As a Travel Influencer’Former French teacher Oneika Raymond now gets paid to travel the world.
  47. living with money
    The Slippery Slope of Dating Someone With a Trust Fund“It was great to eat at nice restaurants and go on cool trips, but it was also scary and weird.”
  48. secret side hustles
    ‘It’s Like I’m a Naked Shrink’What it’s like to have a side gig as a tantric masseuse.
  49. money
    What My Immigrant Family Taught Me About MoneyMy grandmother kept cash in a shoebox hidden in her closet.
  50. my two cents
    The Fear of Losing It AllWhat happens to your brain when you worry about money.
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