Personal Finance

The Men Who Believe They’re ‘Addicted’ to Being Broke

Bryan has never taken off a day of work in his life. Edgar feels estranged from his kids because he can’t stop accepting low-paying jobs…

Why My Dad Taught Me to Count Cash

Of all the lessons my father taught me about money, “counting cash” is the only one that stuck. You might be thinking, How hard is…

These Guys Are Collecting Your Expired Credit Cards

My father is a hoarder. My family’s shed is overrun with old computers, boxes of old newspapers and magazines, rusty tools and fraying television cables…

Can Expensive Budgeting Apps Really Help Pull You Out of Debt?

When I first moved to Chicago, jobless and in debt, I opted to take advantage of my charitable friends by sleeping on their back porch…