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Save Now, Party Later: How to Be a BAD GRANNY

 Please, take a minute to envision your most excellent future Old Lady Self. Seriously, do it. Whether that means quietly tending to your garden…

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The Surprising Way Money Can Buy Happiness (Hint: It’s Not “Treat Yo’ Self”)

Can money buy happiness? ‘Tis the age-old question, with no shortage of anecdotes cited as proof that money does or does not buy contentment. Think…

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Year In Review Part 2: My Favorite Money Writing and Podcasts

Ladies, you know you need to “DO MONEY.” Are you integrating money learnies into your internet grazing schedule, like you totally know you should? If you…

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Happy 1st Blog Birthday To Me! A Year In Review

I finally did it. I told my mom I had a blog, and it was called The Dumpster Dog Blog. In the silence that awaited me on…

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How to Give Great Holiday Gifts While Being an Exemplary Human

Do you like to give (and receive) amazing gifts? Ho Ho Hof course you do! Do you like to live in a city, rich with art,…

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What We Can Learn From Tiffany Haddish’s Glorious SNL Monologue

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I admit, this post a little outta character. I don’t usually write about what the kiddos call “popular culture,” but Tiffany Haddish’s SNL monologue on…

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The Stock Market Is Going To Crash. Are You Ready?

I have some friends that were in a fraternity in college. During their initiation period, they were locked into the shared frat shower and forced…

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The Financial Harm of Beauty Standards

About five years ago, I read Tina Fey’s Bossypants. It came at a time when I was already feeling perturbed about how expensive and ridiculous…

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16 Ways to Enjoy Fall Without Spending a Dime

Newsflash! Despite my tales of scrounging the company fridge for leftover Choibanis and harnessing my inner Henry David Thoreau on the regular, I don’t actually…

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We Need to Get Serious about the Next Economic Downturn. Here’s Why (and How)

Historically, our firm rewarded the top performer in our department with a prize of several thousand dollars at the end of the year. The guy…

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