A Look at Consumer Greed in a Post-Recession Economy

The following is a guest post from Anna W. of ASerialLife.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @aseriallife. The Great American Recession is over. However, many are still recovering from its devastating effects. Of course, the level of “devastation” varies, depending...

A Guide to Switching Careers

If you’ve thought about switching careers, you’ve undoubtedly encountered this classic dilemma: Pursue dream but struggle to pay bills vs. Pay bills but stay in a mediocre job Wow, those are some lackluster options. Should you give up on your dream so you can afford a...

How to Write a Book (Without Losing Your Mind)

I have some exciting news this week! After busting my ass all summer, I have officially written a book. It's titled Get Money, and it's slated for March, but you can now pre-order your copy! The process of getting my book deal was one of the most exhilarating...

The Case for Being Unproductive

Yesterday I took a three-hour lunch. Which sounds excessive and luxurious (and not to say it wasn’t), but I’ve also worked an average of 50 hours a week for the past three months. I’ve worked every weekend, hunched over my laptop, forking oatmeal into my mouth,...

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

I grew up in Houston, the most diverse city in the country, and lived here until 2010. In those two decades, the first decades of my life, I met so many people from so many different countries, backgrounds, and cultures, all with different beliefs, opinions, and...

You’ve Blown Your Budget. Here’s What to Do Next

You've finally learned how to budget. It’s Friday, it’s payday, and you’ve budgeted $100 to last the whole weekend. That should be plenty for a couple of nice meals, a trip to the museum, and maybe even a cocktail or two. Then you get a text from an old friend....

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...

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 the freelance life, from managing money to digital nomading to figuring out why the Wi-Fi isn’t working.

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