Where Have I Been?

On January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book."  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like: There must be some mistake. Really? My book? Oh...

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How I Budget With a Variable Income

Freelancing is great, but there are some things I miss about full-time employment: Free coffee Mingling with coworkers Cheaper health insurance And a steady paycheck. For the most part, my income doesn't vary too much from month to month, but it does vary. Even though...

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How to Stay in Vacation Mode Once It’s Over

In one of my favorite episodes of Frasier, Niles is so reinvigorated after a trip to Belize that he develops a persona when he returns to day-to-day life: Island Niles. Unlike day-to-day Niles, "Island Niles" is carefree, non-judgemental, and relaxed. He wears board...

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Let’s Bust Some Freelancing Writing Myths

There’s a reason freelance writers rarely introduce themselves as such when asked, “what do you do?” It usually shuts down the conversation. People have their own assumptions about what it means to be a freelancer and those assumptions are rarely positive. As my...

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My Favorite Things to Do in Copenhagen

I thought a cocktail in Los Angeles was expensive -- and then I went to Scandinavia. Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are notoriously expensive, mostly due to their taxes (seriously, the VAT was 25%), but I was still unprepared for just how...

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Here’s What People Buy When They Spend Impulsively

Work is crazy, your schedule is crazy, and you feel like you're going crazy. You attempt to buy your way to calmness, so you hit up your favorite store or you hit the BUY NOW button online. Somehow, you feel a sense of satisfaction. Relief, even. We've all been there....

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kristinwong

Hey! I’m Kristin. a freelance writer and journalist (you can find my stuff at Lifehacker, NY mag, the NY Times, and more). Here, I share what I learn about how to freelance, from managing money to digital nomading to figuring out why the Wi-Fi isn’t working. 

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Where Have I Been?

Kristin Wong freelance writingOn January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book.”  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like:

  • There must be some mistake. Really? My book?
  • Oh my god I’m going to write a book.
  • How do you write a book?

Over the next few months, reality would gradually set in as I met with publishers, started writing, and declined weekend plans. But for now, I jumped back on my bike, howled “woohoo!” and rode into the freezing cold with my husband.

So what’s it about? Money, of course! I don’t want to give away too much because it’s still in its early stages, but it’s essentially everything I’ve learned writing about money for five years. It’ll include worksheets, interviews with experts, and personal stories about my own relationship with money.  read more…

kristinwong

Hey! I’m Kristin. a freelance writer and journalist (you can find my stuff at Lifehacker, NY mag, the NY Times, and more). Here, I share what I learn about how to freelance, from managing money to digital nomading to figuring out why the Wi-Fi isn’t working. 

What You're Saying

Where Have I Been?

On January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book."  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like: There must be some mistake. Really? My book? Oh...

read more

How I Budget With a Variable Income

Freelancing is great, but there are some things I miss about full-time employment: Free coffee Mingling with coworkers Cheaper health insurance And a steady paycheck. For the most part, my income doesn't vary too much from month to month, but it does vary. Even though...

read more

How to Stay in Vacation Mode Once It’s Over

In one of my favorite episodes of Frasier, Niles is so reinvigorated after a trip to Belize that he develops a persona when he returns to day-to-day life: Island Niles. Unlike day-to-day Niles, "Island Niles" is carefree, non-judgemental, and relaxed. He wears board...

read more

Let’s Bust Some Freelancing Writing Myths

There’s a reason freelance writers rarely introduce themselves as such when asked, “what do you do?” It usually shuts down the conversation. People have their own assumptions about what it means to be a freelancer and those assumptions are rarely positive. As my...

read more

My Favorite Things to Do in Copenhagen

I thought a cocktail in Los Angeles was expensive -- and then I went to Scandinavia. Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are notoriously expensive, mostly due to their taxes (seriously, the VAT was 25%), but I was still unprepared for just how...

read more

Here’s What People Buy When They Spend Impulsively

Work is crazy, your schedule is crazy, and you feel like you're going crazy. You attempt to buy your way to calmness, so you hit up your favorite store or you hit the BUY NOW button online. Somehow, you feel a sense of satisfaction. Relief, even. We've all been there....

read more