How cake decorating can inform your money story

 A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had the privilege of making the “smash cake” for my husband’s godson’s 1st birthday, as part of a larger discussion around the link between money and happiness. I know I said I would share pictures, but it...

The missing link between money and happiness

I have always been fascinated by studies on the relationship between money and happiness.  As a rough benchmark, once you’re earning more than $75K annually (it varies by state), any increase in pay pretty much does not move the happiness needle at all....

Why I’m happy I was robbed in Europe

I went to Europe for about two months after graduation, with nothing but a credit card to finance the adventure.  I was crazy frugal and basically ate protein bars and crackers I’d brought from America for the first month, mapped out all of the free museum days...