You are not your money

​This post is part of the 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. A few years ago, I lost a job and found myself...

Burnout is worse than you think it is

For the past three years or so, my friend Dara Blaine and I have been meeting every Wednesday night to work on our “hustle.” We’d write blog posts, finish work presentations, put together book proposals  — basically, whatever we didn’t have time for during...

How the “freelance lifestyle” almost ruined my vacation

At 2:30 a.m. in Quito, Ecuador, my anxieties started knocking, and they didn’t wait for me to answer, they just barged in. I listened to my husband snore next to me while I stared at my phone for the next three hours, hoping to distract myself with Twitter or...

The Business Behind Art

Hey there, fellow kids, and welcome to my newly renovated website. Please use coasters on the granite countertops. Before I get into today’s rant disguised as a blog post, some news: I’ll be in my hometown of Houston, Texas on July 16th for a talk and signing at...

How to Manage Money When You Hate Money

I used to pride myself on how little maintenance I required. “Workout? What’s that?” I joked. “Exercise? I thought you said extra fries.” I drank all the coffee all day long, then switched to alcohol, then ordered a chili cheese dog and smugly judged all the Crossfit...

Why I Wrote a Book About Money

May I be blunt? My book, Get Money, came out today and I’m pretty freaking excited. (I know people who write books probably shouldn’t use the word "freaking" but, well, here we are.) I’m typing this from a tiny studio apartment in New York, where I’ve spent the past...