What We Owe
Money, and how we spend it, is emotional. Financial therapists could help us talk about it.
Since I got my first job, saving up for medical transition shaped my ability to budget — for better and for worse.
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.
More than just a meme generator, the hit reality series reflects the bourgeois panic triggered by the 2008 recession.
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.
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.
"Dump people the way you want to be dumped."
A data-driven exploration of ghosting: how we ghost, why we ghost, and what emotional debt we owe the people we date.
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.
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.
My mom gave up so much to give me a better life in America. I owe her — and other immigrants — so much.
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.
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.
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.
“He’s bitching about me spending $25 on a pedicure, and then I come to find out that it was my $25.”
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.