What Student Loan Debt Really Looks Like

When I was 7 years old, I broke my teacher’s favorite coffee mug. Miss DeLong. She never said it was her mug, but her reaction to my faux-pas (the unfortunate and entirely accidental result of playing the hand slap game too close to her desk) suggested as much. I don’t recall the exact mug itself….

How to Make Talking About Money Sexy

[sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]It’s no secret that Hollywood doesn’t really give us the whole story when it comes to real-life marriage and partnership. In the movies, you see spontaneous romance, serendipitous connection, and instantaneous love. You don’t see couples who have to work at their relationship. You don’t see main characters bickering over who has the…

Change is Constant – Time to Adjust Your Expectations

[sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]When I was eight years old, my friend’s mom took us through a bank drive-through lane for the very first time. It was spectacular, watching the little plastic receptacles shoot through the tubes, departing with a single slip of paper, returning with cash. It was a scene straight out of The Jetsons and…

The Everyday Practice That Saves My Marriage

“Young children bring you closer together as a couple” (said nobody, ever). Instead of sweet lies like this, folks tend to give pregnant women the most horrifying bits of advice that, while truthful, make you want to curl up and die. I remember only two distinct pieces of advice I received during my second pregnancy,…