Sometimes You Have to Quit

My junior year in high school, a friend suggested I join the newspaper. I loved to write, I was kind of a weirdo, and our school’s journalism class embraced both of those things. You couldn’t just decide to be a high school journalist, though. You had to apply. So I...

I’m Officially in Holiday Mode.

So I just don’t feel like working. And this time, it’s not because I’m stuck in a rut or because I’m depressed or anything like that. I’m in full-blown holiday mode, completely caught up in that end-of-the-year vibe that makes me want to do nothing but wind down with...

“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...

Where to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Finding work is perhaps the biggest challenge for any beginner writer. There’s no magic formula, no tried-and-true blueprint to ensure your success.  Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you work hard and it pays off, but mostly it’s a strong combination of both. As a...

The Psychology Behind Clothing

Researching an article for a client, I recently stumbled upon Lauren Messiah, a funny and down-to-earth personal stylist who explains why style matters, despite your aversion to it. Yes, she shares the standard practical advice, like how to dress up a white tee, but...

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...

Hey! I’m Kristin, a freelance writer and journalist (you can find my stuff at NY mag’s The Cut, the New York Times, Lifehacker, 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. My book GET MONEY will be out in March 2018 with Hachette Books.

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