federal-government

What Is Treasury Direct, and Why Should I Put My Money There?

Long before I became a broke adult writer, I had a limited introduction to basic financial literacy: I learned to balance a checkbook, which no…

Should I Be Hoarding Gold to Prepare for the End of the World?

We all know gold is valuable and pretty much always has been. For much of human history, it was money itself. Then we switched to…

The Endless Hell of Discovering You Were Found Guilty of Tax Fraud in Absentia

One of the kindest people I’ve never met is the woman who told me my debt with the IRS had been completely settled. She was…