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  1. my two cents
    Is There A Good Money Plan Right Now?It’s time to focus on what you can control.
  2. my two cents
    ‘I Have a Degenerative Medical Condition. Why Should I Save for the Future?’Money gives you more and better options, period.
  3. my two cents
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. my two cents
    ‘I Feel So Anxious Spending Money on Holiday Shopping!’Sometimes, being too careful with your finances can backfire.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. follow me
    ‘We Built a House With Our Influencer Money’He was a carpet cleaner. She was a dental assistant. Now this influencer couple has millions of followers and a mansion in Bali.
  16. money talks
    Lindy West Is Still Getting Used to Her Hollywood PaycheckTalking to the best-selling author about the financial uncertainty inherent in making your living as a writer.
  17. my two cents
    ‘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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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).
  20. 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.
  21. my two cents
    How to Trick Yourself Into Shopping LessThe key is to make spending money a little more painful.
  22. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. my two cents
    The Case For Having Tightwad FriendsThere’s an upside to feeling like you spend too much.
  28. 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.
  29. my two cents
    When Lying to Yourself Pays OffWhat do you do when you need to think positive but can’t? Fake it.
  30. my two cents
    How Scammers Trick People Into Thinking They’re WealthyWhat separates a grand larcenist from a would-be mooch?
  31. my two cents
    When Two Bank Accounts Become OneCould pooling your finances make you happier?
  32. 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.
  33. q&a
    Abby Wambach Wishes She Didn’t Buy All Those Watches and CarsThe soccer legend retired at 35, but still needs a paycheck.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.”
  36. get that money
    Why Is Stalking People on Venmo So Addictive?I can’t look away from my friends’ (and ex’s) Venmo feeds.
  37. get that money
    When Asking for More Money BackfiresYou need a raise. But getting it isn’t always a yes-or-no question.
  38. payday
    ‘I Make Six Figures As a Travel Influencer’Former French teacher Oneika Raymond now gets paid to travel the world.
  39. 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.”
  40. get that money
    Trying to Buy HappinessTo me, it means having a sensible plan.
  41. secret side hustles
    ‘It’s Like I’m a Naked Shrink’What it’s like to have a side gig as a tantric masseuse.
  42. money
    What My Immigrant Family Taught Me About MoneyMy grandmother kept cash in a shoebox hidden in her closet.
  43. my two cents
    The Fear of Losing It AllWhat happens to your brain when you worry about money.
  44. money
    How to Be a Writer and Still Get Really, Really RichJessica Knoll can afford a Porsche, a house, and expensive therapy.
  45. secret side hustles
    The Nurse Who Sells Her Own Breast Milk Online“Mothers who have an organic or vegan diet will charge up to $3 per ounce, but I’m just not that sort of woman.”
  46. work
    How I Get It Done: Suze Orman Gives Money Advice From Her Private Island“I do not wear makeup when I’m on the island. I don’t care what my hair looks like.”
  47. payday
    Beyoncé’s Underwear Designer Quit Her Job in Banking to Learn to SewNubian Skin founder Ade Hassan always had bigger ambitions.
  48. get that money
    Unlearning My Buffet MentalityWhen it comes to money, my gauge has been off.
  49. q&a
    Cat Marnell Pays Taxes NowAfter two years of living abroad in cheap hotels, the writer is ready to get back to work.
  50. advice
    Why We’ll Never Get Rid of Our Money AnxietiesBut here’s how to manage the worst of them.
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