What Did I Bet On in Vegas?

My boyfriend had a last-minute work trip in Vegas right before Thanksgiving, and I last-minute tagged along, for

The Writer’s Life and Fuck Off Funds

I was so happy to be invited to talk with Amanda Abella. I was not excited to realize, as I drove home from a music festival, that our interview was NOW, as I drove home, instead of in two hours, because…TIME ZONES! So enjoy this shit show. I can’t watch.

Accepting your Financial Reality on Martinis and Your Money

On this episode of Martinis and Your Money, I talk with the business bad ass Shannon McClay, telling

Ignorance is Bliss, My Blog Makes Me Face the Nightmare

Oh hello, you may remember me as the person who said she was going to keep this blog.

Back to Basics

Oh hey look everyone, now that’s I’ve started an official blog about money, I’m doing worse financially than

Can You Be Financially Insane?

Maybe I’m just financially insane. Have we considered that? This week I was waiting with bated breath to see which would land first: my $795 rent check in my $600 account, or the $400 from my freelancing client that would prevent the check from bouncing. The $400 landed first, and I felt this rush of

What’s Your Lemonade Stand?

Money panic burns like bad whiskey, doesn’t it? But it creeps up instead of down. I felt the money panic start to grip me, as I realized my rent check of $795 was out in the world, but my bank account was creeping down to $900. (BTW: Don’t feel bad for me, never feel bad for

Where Have You Been?: May 10th Not Monday Money Check-In

God everything’s a shitshow right now. An exciting, scary, pit-of-stomach, oh-my-heart shit show. Over the last month I’ve gone from San Francisco to New York, from the offices of The New York Times to free fancy dinners paid for by years of practicing writing to a housein the Catskills filled with badass women to my

One Day This Will Be Funny: April 10, 2018 Monday-ish Money Check In

“Guys,” I wrote on the Fuck Off Fund Facebook Page a month ago, “I had to turn down

How Much Should We Be Planning?: April 2, 2018 Monday Money Check-in

I didn’t know about this thing called “planning” for about the first 25 years of my life. I’m definitely learning to love it. It’s like, Ooh, you mean I can plan for the future instead of letting it bat me in the face with consequences when it finally arrives? Tell me more.  This year, I

What Is The Animal You Are: March 26, 2018 Monday Money Check-in

I said I wasn’t going to go to the writer’s conference in Tampa, then I went. I said

The Fuck Off Fund Guide To Money

This is what we’ve learned so far.   Month: January Superhero: Amanda Clayman Theme: What the fuck is wrong with me? Don’t yell at yourself. It’s just another way of procrastinating instead of actually addressing the problem. Listen for when you’re calling yourself “you”, e.g. You suck at money! I want to murder you! I