The latest on day jobs for artists, women at work, and how one writer was scammed out of $62,000 by a “friend”

The latest on day jobs for artists, women at work, and how one writer was scammed out of $62,000 by a “friend”

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


“I expected to have a day job for the rest of my life”

The Atlantic

Renowned composer Philip Glass has worked as a plumber, a taxi driver, and more. In this great interview, Glass talks about the side hustles that helped pay for his independence as an artist—and why it’s much harder for young artists to get by doing the same today.

“As an added bonus, she paid for everything”: My bright-lights misadventure with a magician of Manhattan

Vanity Fair

My advice on lending to friends and family: You shouldn’t do it if you expect to get that money back. It’s likely that your well-meaning loan will turn into a gift. But this story of how a “friend” scammed the writer out of her entire year’s salary is on a new level.

Let’s take our kids to work and teach them about inequality

—The Lily

Taking your kids to work can open their eyes to more than just office snacks and cubicle tours (and, if you work at a trendy startup, kombucha on tap). Here’s how to use the opportunity to talk about gender inequality in the workplace.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth brought her baby daughter to work—this is how much money that could save you


Women could save $5,246 in six months if they were allowed to bring their newborns to work. While only 200 U.S. companies allow new mothers and fathers to bring their babies to work, the number is up from 70 in 2007.

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