What We Owe
Why Is It So Hard For Couples To Talk About Money — And Their Debt?
Money, and how we spend it, is emotional. Financial therapists could help us talk about it.
Planning To Pay For Top Surgery Taught Me To Be Good At Budgeting
Since I got my first job, saving up for medical transition shaped my ability to budget — for better and for worse.
Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans
A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.
“The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Shows How Impossible The American Dream Is
More than just a meme generator, the hit reality series reflects the bourgeois panic triggered by the 2008 recession.
I Built My Masculinity From Pieces Of The Boys I’ve Loved
Before I came out as trans, I felt equal parts desire to be with boys and to become them. Turns out, the boys I tried to be weren’t actually boys after all.
Bodega Beans Are The Best Thing To Eat When You’re Broke
During the years I spent paying off my credit card debt, I came back to one special, budget-friendly recipe over and over: bodega beans.
We Asked A Bunch Of People Why They’ve Ghosted Someone They Dated
"Dump people the way you want to be dumped."
How Do You Calculate The Emotional Cost Of Ghosting Someone?
A data-driven exploration of ghosting: how we ghost, why we ghost, and what emotional debt we owe the people we date.
34 Devastating Stories About How People Are Still Crushed By Medical Debt
Nearly a decade since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it is clear that affordability remains a problem in health care — and young Americans especially are feeling the impact.
I'm My Parents' Last Chance For Grandkids. Do I Owe Them?
As the youngest of three queer siblings, I'm my parents' last chance for grandkids. But I worry that by not having children, I'm robbing them of potential happiness.
I Make More Than My Immigrant Mom Ever Has. But I Can Never Repay Her.
My mom gave up so much to give me a better life in America. I owe her — and other immigrants — so much.
My First Medical Patient Was A Dead Man
The cadavers my medical classmates and I have learned to dissect remind us of the debt we owe to everyone who places their body in our hands.
I’m Definitely In Debt, But I’d Rather Not Say How Much
If no one knows how much money I owe, or how much I have, then they don’t know me. And if they don’t know me, then I’m safe.
“I’m Doing Great”: A Black Millennial On His $100,000 Student Debt
Michael has a lot of student debt — almost $100,000 at this point — and he’s trying to free himself from it the only way he knows how: getting another degree. An excerpt from journalist Reniqua Allen's It Was All a Dream.
She Trusted Her Husband To Handle Her Money. It Cost Her More Than She Imagined.
“He’s bitching about me spending $25 on a pedicure, and then I come to find out that it was my $25.”
I'm In Five-Figure Debt Because Of My Dog
When my dog was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer, I went into five-figure debt to pay for treatment. And I don’t regret it.