You Can’t Buy Your Way to Better Habits

After going at it a little too hard in December, I decided to make January a dry month. Yep, thirty days, no beer, no cabernet, no overpriced craft cocktails. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it. You know the old cliche of being single and seeing...

How to Deal With Money Regret

Parking tickets are almost a rite of passage when you move to Los Angeles. You’re not a true Angeleno until you’ve racked up four or five of them. Everywhere you go, there are rules and meters and permits dedicated to how, where, and when you may park. It’s inevitable...

How to Set Freelance Writing Rates

Freelance writing is a fickle business. For example, clients seem to think it’s perfectly okay to ghost you for months until they need something, and then they need you to respond in the next 2.5 seconds. It’s a classic freelancer’s dilemma. You...

How to Decide When to Use Money to Buy Time

Have you ever tried to build a website without being a web developer? I have, and I don’t recommend it. Last summer, I spent days trying to fix some random error on a website I was building. A box on my web page wouldn’t center, and no matter what I tried,...

“Why Don’t They Teach This in School?”

“Why don’t they teach this stuff in school?” I often hear people say when it comes to personal finance. It’s a fair question. In sixth grade, my young and irreverent science teacher wrote SEX on the chalkboard in big capital letters to introduce us to an ongoing...