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    I Love My Teaching Job, But It Doesn’t Pay Me EnoughYour options aren’t easy. But neither is squeaking by without enough money to do the things you want.
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    ‘I’m Getting Married and Having a Baby. How Should I Plan?’There’s a lot you can do to prepare. Here’s where to start.
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    What Should I Be Doing About My Student Loans Right Now?We don’t know exactly what Biden will do, but paying them down probably shouldn’t be a priority.
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    ‘Help! I Have a Shopping Problem’You need to meet your urge where it really is — in a desire for connection or recognition or safety.
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    ‘My Boyfriend Lost $14K Trading Crypto, and He Won’t Stop’I’m no professional, but this sounds like a gambling addiction, and you should be very careful.
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    How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into Your Full-Time JobVivian Tu, better known as @YourRichBFF, on quitting her day job to be a full-time “finfluencer.”
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    ‘Is It Worth Trying to Save Money When I Make So Little?’Focus on a savings habit instead of a savings goal.
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    How to Run Your Own Business Without Burning OutPatrice Washington on creating boundaries and taking Wednesdays off.
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    6 Women on How They Raised Money to Start a Business“Asking a family friend if I can borrow money just isn’t a reality for me.”
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    ‘I’m Tired of Being Broke in L.A. Should I Move Back Home?’Your discomfort is a signal that you need to make a change, and that’s good!
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    ‘How Can I Get My Unemployed Husband to Do More Chores?’This is an exasperating problem, but he might not even be aware of it.
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    Three Ex-New Yorkers on Leaving For Somewhere Cheaper“I can have a really great life that doesn’t cost so much.”
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    Advice for Everyone Who’s Confused About Money Right NowAuthor and finance guru Ramit Sethi explains how to keep a cool head when money gets weird.
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    How to Talk About Money in Your RelationshipA step-by-step guide to making it less awkward.
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    ‘I’m a Stay-at-Home Parent and My Husband Just Walked Out on Us’Don’t panic. There are resources to help you out.
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    ‘I Was Harassed at Work. Can I Afford to Sue?’Taking legal action might be more feasible than you think.
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    ‘I Have a Lot of Debt, and I Don’t Know How to Tell My Partner’You need to be honest, but how you communicate will make all the difference.
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    ‘I Took a Pay Cut for a Better Job, But Now I’m Barely Making Rent’Sounds like you made the right decision, but you will need to make some adjustments.
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    My Boyfriend Bought Me an Expensive Gift. What Do I Do?You don’t need to spend the same amount. But you should talk about it anyway.
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    How Do I Host My Family Without Spending a Bunch of Money?Asking everyone to pitch in doesn’t have to be awkward.
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    ‘How Can I Plan a Family Trip If We Can’t Agree on a Budget?’It’s good to have a vision, but it’s even better to be flexible.
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    How to Quit Your JobA step-by-step escape plan, if you’re lucky enough to swing it.
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    My Dad Judges My Husband for Not Making More MoneyWhat’s most important is how you feel about your shared finances.
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    Can I Ask My Parents to Pay for My Plane Ticket Home for Christmas?Yes — but be careful about conflating the emotional challenges of spending time with family with the financial cost.
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    How Do I Shop for the Holidays Without Wasting Money?Advice from small-business owners and retail experts on dealing with supply-chain issues.
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    How Can I Afford to Shop Ethically?It’s not as time-consuming or expensive as you think.
  27. money talks
    ‘How I Prepared to Quit’Even if you can afford it, leaving your job takes financial planning. Here’s how five women did it.
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    My Brother-in-Law Won’t Stop Talking About His Inheritance!It sounds as if he’s just trying to share — but it’s backfiring.
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    How to Improve Your Finances, No Matter How Messy They AreWhatever your starting point, financial educator Jamila Souffrant has a plan for you.
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    ‘I’m Out of Student Debt, But I Still Feel Like a Failure’Your next steps may seem daunting, but you should be proud of yourself.
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    ‘My Husband Won’t Pay for Child Care!’There are a lot of red flags here, but you should start by giving him the benefit of the doubt.
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    ‘How Can I Get My Spouse to Support My Career Transition?’He needs to know how his money anxiety makes you feel.
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    How to Gracefully Turn Down Plans You Can’t AffordOtegha Uwagba, the author of We Need to Talk About Money, on dealing with friendship and financial anxiety.
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    ‘I Owe My Dad Money, and He Holds It Over My Head’You should pay him back and end this dynamic as quickly as possible.
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    ‘I Don’t Drink, But My Friends Still Want to Split the Bill!’No, it’s not cheap to ask for separate checks.
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    ‘I Just Found Out About My Wife’s Big Trust Fund!’That’s nice, but don’t get ahead of yourself: That money doesn’t necessarily belong to you.
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    ‘I’m Sick of My Siblings Leaning on My Parents Financially’You may not like it, but your parents are part of this problem.
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    ‘Should I Keep Living With My Parents to Save Money?’Staying might be the better financial choice, but don’t fall into the trap of saving money just for the sake of it.
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    ‘Help! My Friend Wants Me To Pitch in $400 For a Baby Shower’That might fly in some circles, but the important thing is that it doesn’t work for you.
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    ‘I’m Worried About My Mom’s Finances!’ You’re right to be concerned, and the best thing you can do is bring it up with her.
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    ‘I’m Never Going to Be Financially Secure, So Why Try?’It won’t serve you to take an all-or-nothing approach to caring about money.
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    ‘What I Learned About the Cost of Giving Birth’Having a baby in the U.S. is astronomically expensive. Here’s how five women dealt with it.
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    ‘Can I Ask to Be Paid for the Work I’m Doing for a Job Interview?’You’re unlikely to get compensation, but you can try setting some boundaries.
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    ‘My Building Is Offering Free Rent — But Not to Me!’There may not be much you can do, but there are plenty of things you can try.
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    ‘It’s Been a Year Since I Lost My Job’Three women on looking for work during the pandemic.
  46. money talks
    What It Costs to Reopen a BusinessThree business owners on making a comeback after they closed because of COVID-19.
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    ‘My Husband Won’t Stop Overspending on Worthless Crap!’This might be a normal reaction to stress, but you need to address it with him.
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    ‘How I’m Spending My Stimulus Check’Six women on what they plan to do with their money, from taking maternity leave to helping out family members.
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    ‘My Sister Is Mad I Didn’t Buy Her Rich Husband a Gift!’She can’t demand you spend money on him, but I think there might be more going on here.
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    ‘I’m Behind on Rent and Don’t Know What To Do’There are a few different things you can try to get out of your lease.
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