I lost my biggest client six weeks before my first baby is due. Here’s my plan.

This post is an offshoot of the most recent Fun Work podcast episode on losing a client. For more helpful advice, listen to the full episode here.

If you lost a freelancing client, especially a lucrative one, you might feel a bit hopeless. I’m there with you — my biggest…


According to a Facebook conversation, seeing humanity on “the other side” makes me an outcast

You know how the Internet has a fantastic way of making you feel ashamed and bullied and angry as hell, all at the same time? If you don’t understand this sensation, you have probably never made a comment on a controversial Facebook thread. I should know better, but today I…


Harness feelings of jealousy to figure out what you want

No one likes to feel jealous of a friend or a family member, or even a stranger on social media. But this jealousy is useful. It can help you figure out what you want to do with your life.

You first need to make a few conscious choices, however.

Here’s…


No matter how boring your job is, you can include fulfilling work in your day-to-day

Your nine-to-five is dreadful — as in, going into the office actively fills you with dread. Or you’re at a dead-end job that you know won’t go where you want to go. Or you’re so overworked that you feel like you have no time for fun anymore.

I have been…


How one entrepreneur makes $500 to $1,000 every month on the side and how you can, too

If you dream of turning your passion or interest into a money-making machine, you’ll want to hear what Anisha Mehta has to say.

I spoke to her in a recent episode of The Poor Me Podcast and learned that she makes about $500 to $1,000 a month (or more) through…


My experience on a diversity task force taught me a few troubling things

A few years ago, I worked in an office job as part of a Diversity Task Force. The president called us together to come up with solutions for how to add diversity in the workplace. I was thrilled about it, and to be included.

But during one of the meetings…


Also, the President’s.

I got a call from my Indiana-based mom to my cell earlier this week. During the conversation, she asked me if I had heard what was happening in Seattle.

“No. What’s happening?” I asked.

“The Antifa locked down several blocks and are holding it captive. They’re carrying around huge rifles.”…


There’s more to feel than optimism right now

This piece was taken from my an episode of my new podcast on feelings about money, The Poor Me Podcast. If you would prefer to listen, go here.

Essential workers have the right to be pissed off right now. But it feels like the larger culture doesn’t want to be…


Emotions around money are about to get intense again. But you can confront them.

The last time we were collectively so stressed about money was in 2008. It’s about to get hard again. The coronavirus has created tsunamis in the world’s financial markets.

In general, money is an emotional thing. Whether you have cash or not, it can cause emotions to rage. If you…


Even with the COVID-19 suspension, you should keep making payments if you can

I’m here to share some good news: the government decided to suspend payments and interest on all your federal student loans until September 30, 2020 because of COVID-19. This means you don’t have to make payments on your student loans until the end of September. Plus, they won’t gain interest…

Tiffany Verbeck

Tiffany Verbeck uses her awesome storytelling skills gained from a master’s degree to write on personal finance, lifestyle, and creativity: tiffanyverbeck.com.

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