Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life With a Shopping Ban (The New York Times)

7 chic restaurants housed in former gas stations (CNN Travel)

Good news: You might live to be 100. That’s also the bad news (MarketWatch)

The whimsical joy of traveling without technology (The Week)

Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In Summer (NPR)

How to Invest in Legal Weed (Lifehacker)

Other Reported Stories

The Little-Known Connection Between Asian Glow and Cancer (Paste Magazine)

Wildfires Killed 9,000 Cattle This Spring—And Kids Are Leading The Recovery Effort (Rodale’s)

We Tried 6 Protest Websites to See If They Actually Help (GOOD)


She Quit Her Job to Become a Professional Hula Hooper (The Penny Hoarder)

7 Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice for New Business Owners (Fundbox)

Four Entrepreneurs Reflect on the Legislation That Changed Their Lives (National Association of Women Business Owners)


9 luxurious fall escapes (CNN Travel)

7 spectacular hotels for viewing the northern lights (CNN Travel)

Take the road less traveled with these European gems (USA Today)

Trekking the Pueblos Mancomunados in Mexico (The Independent)

5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling (Travel + Leisure)

Outsider’s Passage (Sunset Magazine)

Berry Exciting (Alaska Airlines Beyond Magazine, p. 57)

7 rooftop bars for viewing the total solar eclipse (CNN Travel)

How to Get Into Luxury Airport Lounges for Free (Lifehacker)

9 Ways to Survive Getting Stranded at the Airport (Without Going Broke) (The Penny Hoarder)

This Site Will Automatically Rebook Your Hotel If the Price Drops (Lifehacker)

Cool Dives (GoEscape Magazine)


Want to Check Your Food Stamp Balance in Seconds? You Need This App (The Penny Hoarder)

The Only Thing Better Than a Tamale is a Tamale Sandwich (Roads & Kingdoms)

This former Soviet republic is the next big food and wine destination (Mashable)

17 Things to Buy for Your Kitchen from the Dollar Store (The Kitchn)

6 Tips for Creating a Group Recipe Book (The Kitchn)

Here’s How Much You Should Be Paying for Watermelons (The Kitchn)

The Pre-Made Appetizer You Should Stop Buying From the Grocery Store (The Kitchn)

5 Tips for Merging Kitchens (From Someone Who’s Had 42 Roommates) (The Kitchn)

Personal Essays

I wrote my boyfriend’s obituary. And left myself out (The Washington Post)

The Absurd On-Again, Off-Again Relationship I Developed With My Cast Iron Skillet (The Kitchn)

Please Don’t Sit On My Bed in Your Outside Clothes (Cosmopolitan)

When my boyfriend died, Facebook helped me keep living (The Week)

Personal Finance

5 Money Conversations to Have at Your Kitchen Table (The Kitchn)

The Beginner’s Guide to Impact Investing (Lifehacker)

Income Inequality is Growing. Here are 5 Real Ways You Can Fight It (The Penny Hoarder)

10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Goes the Furthest (Yahoo! Finance)

5 Booming Trade Careers That Don’t Require Student Loans (Glassdoor)

6 ways to decline your parents’ old stuff without causing a family feud (MarketWatch)

Use Chargebacks Like an Insurance Policy for Internet Shopping (Lifehacker)

For a much wider selection, visit my author pages at The Penny Hoarder and Student Loan Hero, where I was previously on staff. At both sites, I covered a range of personal finance topics, including business profiles, apps, budgeting, student loans, debt, credit cards, etc.


Miss Having Coworkers? Here’s How to Start a Writing Group (The Write Life)

7 Expert Tips for Freelance Writers Who Want to Work From Anywhere (The Write Life)

5 Ways to Live a Life Worth Writing About (Positive Writer)

How to Build Your Freelance Blogging Career While Traveling the World (Be a Freelance Blogger)

Why You Have to Think Like an Entrepreneur to Make Money as a Writer (Writers in Charge)

Hearst Killed The Mix. Here’s What Its Short Life Taught Us (The Write Life)

19 Quick Ways to Grow Your Author Following on Social Media (The Write Life)

How to Pitch a Story: 9 Insider Tips for Contacting the Right Editor (The Write Life)

How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers (The Write Life)

6 Free Tools That Will Help Any Freelance Writer Get Better at Pitching (The Write Life)

Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend This Year (The Write Life)