A Bump in the Wedding Road, a Financial Freakout

Everything is going great! will be my last words, just as they are for so many others—right before Satan’s pitchfork sails through the space between my back ribs, pierces my heart and lungs in one sanguine grab, and I am hauled away, bobbing like a chunk of sirloin on a kebab, down all the flights of stairs to hell,… »10/09/15 2:20pmFriday 2:20pm

Tasteless Newlyweds Send No-Show Wedding Guests a $75 Bill

It’s no secret that weddings now often cost more than a French chateau, so it’s understandable that some newlyweds would be annoyed by guests canceling at the last minute. No matter how upset a bride and groom are, however, there’s absolutely no excuse to send absent guests a bill for their dinner. But apparently no… »9/30/15 12:45pm9/30/15 12:45pm

Twenty-Somethings: Do Not Heed Garbage Advice Telling You to Not Save Money 

As we get older, it’s tempting to tell young people to go forth and fuck up before the sands of time and responsibility bury them in bitter resignation, but how about let’s refrain from explicitly giving them bad financial advice. Not because they shouldn’t squander their money on Fireballs and porn like we all… »9/18/15 11:00am9/18/15 11:00am

Would Your Husband Be Able to Handle the Household If You Died?

In a recent chat with some lady friends, I was surprised to learn that the married 20 and 30-somethings all felt that if they died first, their husbands would be left completely incapable of handling bills, kids, even changing the sheets. The seemingly retro commercial trope of that oafish, inept husband seemed,… »8/27/15 1:30pm8/27/15 1:30pm

How Do You Know If Your Butt Lift Was ‘Worth It’? Just Ask RealSelf.com

A Seattle-based plastic surgery site that functions like a combination of Yelp and HotOrNot, RealSelf.com claims that it helps “millions make confident health and beauty decisions.” Users of RealSelf, which has been around since 2006, discuss and review cosmetic procedures and the doctors who perform them. From Botox… »8/17/15 4:30pm8/17/15 4:30pm

How to Travel Like You're Not Totally Broke

Everyone wants to travel like they’re rich: flying first class, staying in top resorts, dining in the world’s best restaurants, and enjoying the coolest nightlife. But unfortunately, most of us are relegated to middle seats in coach, possibly dodgy hostels, cheap street cart food, and bars riddled with drunk… »8/07/15 8:00pm8/07/15 8:00pm

The Duggars Need Your Love, Support, and All Your Dolla Dolla Bills

Are the Duggars broke? That seems to be the question on a lot of people’s lips now that the family’s been cut off from their main source of income (their $40,000 an episode salary) and are putting their hands out more and more often, asking for their fans and supporters to buy their t-shirts and “send cards,” *wink… »8/05/15 12:00pm8/05/15 12:00pm

Would You Hesitate to Marry a Person Who Was Super Deep in Debt?

Of all the things you wish to align between you and your partner—values, procreative plans, a shared love for bad reality TV—perhaps debt should be higher on that list, particularly when research shows that money conflict tends to correlate with divorce. Have you ever asked yourself: How much debt is too much for love… »7/25/15 3:30pm7/25/15 3:30pm

I've Got My Mind on My Money and My Wedding on My Mind

A good reason to not marry me is that I am not exactly a financial genius. While I’ve always been good at making my own money rather than asking for it (except for when I asked the federal government for $50,000 to go to college with and they were like, “Yes, def,”), paying bills the moment my paycheck dumps into my… »7/01/15 1:00pm7/01/15 1:00pm

Why Don't Rich People Talk to Their Children About Money?

Nearly everyone agrees that children need to learn the value of a dollar, but how many parents are willing to tell their children the exact dollar figure of their own income? Turns out, not that many—and the more affluent the parent, the less likely they are to disclose their income to their offspring. The reasons for… »6/29/15 2:45pm6/29/15 2:45pm