New IWT series on Money & Relationships

July 02nd, 2012

In May, we touched on a taboo subject: Money & Gender. It was interesting to watch people leave comments on money and relationships, an intensely personal topic. Some commenters were very wise, others had huge chips on their shoulders. All of them were entertaining. For example, I wasn’t sure if this blog would still be standing after we talked ...

The Money Diaries: The unemployed web developer who struggles with her desire to give generously as she’s running out of money

June 01st, 2012

I love hearing how people spend their money. Unfortunately, people lie -- they share purchases that are socially acceptable (“organic fruit”), but not the purchases they really make. So we created The Money Diaries (based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries), where we’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days and anonymized them. ...

Money Diaries: The 20-something trying to pay for a wedding AND save for a house AND pay off student loans

November 11th, 2011

In today’s latest installment of The Money Diaries, Christine is paying down tens of thousands of dollars in student loans and paying for her upcoming wedding and planning ahead for a down payment on a house. Read today’s diary and share your #1 tip for Christine in the comments below. * * * Day 1 09:00 a.m.: "Breakfast" = Slim ...

The Money Diaries: The 20-something freelance writer who spends his summers relaxing at a resort

October 11th, 2011

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. This week’s post is by a 20-something freelance writer who spends his summers living at the resort where his wife ...

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The Money Diaries: The 29-year-old business student who’s juggling over 10 credit cards

September 06th, 2011

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. Day 1 11:38 a.m.: Wake up late. It’s nice to not have any work or school…yet. I ...

The Money Diaries: The 29-year-old workaholic who’s counting down the days until he goes into debt

August 29th, 2011

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. This week’s post is by a 29-year-old graphic designer exhausted from trying to hold down his full-time job, grow his ...