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Express Yourself

It took me three years to realize not every hobby needs to bear a dollar sign

A dimly lit photo of a woman cooking on the stove top in her kitchen.
A dimly lit photo of a woman cooking on the stove top in her kitchen.
Photo: Photographer, Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images


Poverty has taught me to be resourceful — but it might be time for a new lesson

Photo: Adrienne Bresnahan/Getty Images


How I went from married engineer to bus-dwelling writer

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No travel, lots of privilege, working weekends, and avoiding adulthood

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Lived Through This

After overspending the advances on my books, I needed a strategy

Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer


In the early ’80s, I got a fake job working for a fake person — and exposed his house of lies

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‘Are the rich really different from the rest of us?’ I ask myself while wrestling with my billionaire younger brother at 3 a.m.

Photos courtesy of the author.


A new understanding of money empowered me to make a lot more of it (without the guilt)

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That life looked pretty good until I realized what I was giving up

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“Folks of privilege don’t understand how $17 can ruin you”

Image: ANASTASIA BASIL

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