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5 Money Lessons My Son Learned from Our Latest Car-Buying Adventure

When you think of teaching money lessons for teens, you probably don’t think of dragging them through the car-buying process. But that’s exactly what I did. I’m not talking about taking The Boy down to the car dealer and showing him how to negotiate. We did that with the first car we got him. No, …

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Freelance Income Goals — Why They’re Not for Me

We hear a lot about setting freelance income goals and other income goals. They aren’t my thing. Here’s why. Working in the world of online financial content often comes with its own FOMO. After all, everyone has freelance income goals, and it’s all about making more. More. MORE. There’s nothing wrong with that. Having income …

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Women Making Money — Can We Afford to Be Pickier?

There are more women making money than before — at least among certain segments of the population. Is that making us pickier? Before we get into this, I need to acknowledge a couple of points of privilege here. First, this is a very heteronormative outlook and doesn’t take into account different gender identities and sexual …

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Weighing the Cost of Reproductive Choices as a Person with a Uterus

At the risk of TMI, we’re going to look at the cost of reproductive choices. Strap in, kids. It’s about to get real. Back in March, after fighting with insurance companies and healthcare providers for three years over whether I was an adult who knew enough to make my own reproductive choices, I finally had …

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