The Ongoing Joke About Women And Money Isn’t Funny Anymore

The Ongoing Joke About Women And Money Isn’t Funny Anymore

My husband has a habit of saying in public that I am “bad with money.” He’ll toss this out in conversation as though it’s common knowledge, expecting to be met with general agreement, not debate. If he were to write this in an essay in one of the college writing courses I teach, I’d scrawl, “unsupported assertion” in the margin, and send him back to collect research or delete the line. In the passing moments of daily life though, nobody asks for evidence.

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a House

What I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a House

Owning a home is supposed to be part of the American Dream, but the buying process can seem more like a nightmare at times. As my husband and I prepared to buy our first home last year, I was shocked by how little I knew about it and how few definitive answers I could find online. As I bumbled through the process, learning on the fly, I developed a new understanding of the saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

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I Am So Tired of Crowdfunding

I Am So Tired of Crowdfunding

I’m fully prepared for what you might be about to call me: selfish, unkind, a bad person. I’m ready for backlash in the comments section and a reprimand from my mom about how I should “stop being so mean on the Internet.” But I feel unequivocal about this: I am tired of being asked to crowdfund people’s dreams.

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