The futility of balance

“Work-life balance” is such a cliche that it’s inspired it’s own anti-cliche, namely, that “you can have it all, just not at one time.”
I don’t particularly like either phrase. The problem with “work-life balance” is that it’s usually a code word for working less (often part-time), whic… read more »

You have more money than you think. Really.

I’m back from a weeklong trip to Morocco with my husband. It was fabulous (in part due to some great suggestions from Indagare). Morocco is a country of experiences: seeing the covered souks with people selling everything from brains to life size statues of lions, getting scrubbed up in a hammam, seeing men wearing the same cloaks Obi-Wan Kenobi wore,… read more »

10 things I learned about time and money in 2010

I’ll be taking a break for the holidays, and then traveling for a week after that. So this may be my last post of 2010. What a year it has been! I kept my resolution to blog regularly here — something I intend to continue next year. Because I’ve been posting roughly five times a week, I’ve had to think a lot about time, and later, money. My m… read more »

What can marriage advice do for your career?

Over at BNET, I posted a Q&A with Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After. A few years ago, Bowman (a Pennsylvania-based journalist) was convinced her marriage was over. She was not only fantasizing about divorce, she was fantasizing about her husband’s death, which seemed like a bad sign. But, in part because she had a young daughter… read more »

Please help me name my next book…

We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But you know what? People do. I’m currently writing a book that does for money what 168 Hours did for time — looking at how people earn and spend it, now and in the past, and how we can all earn and spend it better. I’ll draw on data sets and interviews with people doing fascinating things… read more »