So, I was never a billfolder. But the love I see for that site from its community is really wonderful, so I want to see what I’ve been missing out on! What were some of your favorite articles, or comment threads, or something a newbie to the community just Should Not Miss? Thanks =)
Originally, the site was run by Mike Dang and Logan Sachon. Mike was the responsible one, a child of immigrants, and Logan had issues with impulse spending. They had some really great conversations about debt, what we owe to our parents, etc. It really set a different tone than other financial advice sites, and even after they left the site still focused a lot on our emotions about money.
I was sort of a latecomer to the Billfold (if you count discovering it in 2015 late, ha). Not sure there’s any one piece I’d recommend-- it was just great watch the various contributors/editors make financial progress/deal with setbacks. And just achieve goals in a broad sense, too. The site gave me accountability partners when I had none in real life (and really, still don’t).
I didn’t frequent the Billfold, but at some point in my life I did stumble across the article “A Story of the Fuck Off Fund” by Polly Perhach. It’s phenomenal.
I really liked Nicole’s stories of how grown-up fictional characters do money. Especially the Harry Potter ones, because obviously.
I am looking this up now. I am SO HAPPY.
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I got completely lost in those HP articles and really loved the Fuck off Fund one. Thank you!
These are fabulous.
Glad the Fuck Off Fund got mentioned already, because that’s how I found Billfold. The other one I loved (and my girls loved it too) was the letter from Richard to Emily Gilmore. https://www.thebillfold.com/2019/02/classic-billfold-how-gilmore-girls-do-money-richard-gilmore/
I liked the How Harry Potter Characters did money and the Gilmore girls one. Also the “Fuck off Fund”