May 13, 2021

Advice

My husband is destroying our finances for his passion project: money advice.

Pay Dirt is Slate’s new money advice column. Have a question? Send it to Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!)

Dear Pay Dirt,

I have been married to my husband for 15 years. For 13 years we have lived abroad because of his job. I have made a life for myself here and recently earned my (fully funded) Ph.D. I am lucky to be employed in a sector that has thrived during the pandemic, but that has meant 60-plus hours a week, and I am really exhausted. During the pandemic, my husband decided that he hated his job and

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Personal Finance Book by Couple With 14 Kids Offers Smart Money Advice

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  • Rob and Sam Fatzinger are the authors of a new book about living debt-free with 14 kids.
  • They share smart strategies for budgeting, saving, and paying off debt, regardless of family size.
  • The kids range in age from 4 to 31, and several share their own insights in the book.
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Sam and Rob Fatzinger are a lot like the average American couple.

In their new book, “A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living

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Grandmother says she’ll withhold money if I don’t get pregnant: advice.

Pay Dirt is Slate’s new advice column examining money and relationships. Every week, columnists Elizabeth Spiers and Athena Valentine will tackle your thorny financial questions. Have a money question? Send it to Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!)

Dear Pay Dirt,

My grandmother has been harassing me nonstop about having children for years, and now that I have a steady boyfriend, she’s been ramping up the comments, begging, crying, and even talking to my boyfriend, saying, “I need to carry on the family line.” I’m 36 and have known for many years I don’t want children, and this has

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5 Pieces of Money Advice No One Ever Wants to Hear From Me

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You know how adults always told you to “eat your veggies” and greens when you were a kid? Well, that nagging advice doesn’t necessarily stop in adulthood. As a financial planner, I’m constantly giving people good advice they don’t want. 

I know no one wants to hear this kind of money advice. But those who do listen — and more importantly, implement these ideas — tend to have better control over their cash flow, higher savings rates, and more financial power.

You might not

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Insurance agent offers advice for what to do before next severe storm hits Oklahoma

METEOROLOGIST SABRINA BATES TONIGHT WITH DETAILS. >> WE HAVE RECEIVED AND LOGGED APPROXIMATELY 5,500 CLAIMS, 85% OF WHICH ARE IN CLEVELAND COUNTY. AND THAT IS ALMOST AN EQUAL BALANCE OF AUTO CLAIMS TO HOME CLAIMS. SABRINA: GREG ELLIS, AN INSURANCE AGENT IN NORMAN TELLS ME MANY HOMEOWNERS HAVE HAD CHALLENGES WHILE TRYING TO REPAIR HAIL DAMAGE BECAUSE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE. >> IT COULD BE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE THEY GET IT DONE. SABRINA: AND A PROBLEM THAT COMES ALONG WITH THE DELAYED REPAIRS IS THE FACT THAT SPRING SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEM ISN’T OVER YET. THERE ARE … Read More

TikTok Is the Place To Go for Financial Advice If You’re a Young Adult

TikTok is the place to go for new dances, viral taco recipes—and, now, financial advice.

The big benefit of TikTok is that it allows users to dole out and obtain information in short, easily digestible video bites, also called TikToks. And that can make unfamiliar, complex topics, such as those related to personal finance and investing, more palatable to a younger audience.

But can TikTok users, many of whom are in their teens, 20s or early 30s, trust the financial advice that is increasingly being offered on the social-media platform?

That advice runs the gamut, from general information about home

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