Category: All the Money – the book

ATM Book Club Week 8 (Chapter 7)

I'm running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on the blog. You can join at any time; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of the post. Chapter 7 is called "The Chicken Mystique." I think the idea for this chapter had been brewing in my head since I read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle a few years ago (I reread… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 7 (Chapter 6)

I'm running an informal book club on the blog devoted to All the Money in the World. You can join at any time; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of this post. This week we're discussing Chapter 6, "The Marginal Cost of Children." If you haven't read the book, or want a refresher, you can read my USA Today column on a similar topic, "Hey Parents, the Thir… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 6 (Chapter 5)

I'm running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on the blog. You can jump in whenever you like; there are links to past weeks at the bottom of this post. Chapter 5 is called "Your Best Weekend Ever" and looks at the question of stuff vs. experiences (and the intersection of the two) and how to use what happiness research tells us in order t… read more »

Round up: The smart way to work 12 hours

I've been trying to blog close to daily (during the week) for the past few years. One way I make that easier on myself is to link to my various other writings on Friday! (Plus other interesting things). Over at CBS MoneyWatch this week, my favorite post was probably "The smart way to work a 12-hour day." You can still find time for a personal life on days you need to l… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 5 (Chapter 4)

I'm running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on this blog. You can start at any point; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of this post. This week we're talking about Chapter 4, "Laughing at the Joneses." In this chapter, I look at the American Dream of home ownership, and specifically, the big suburban house with 2 cars a… read more »