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Welcome to Vermillion’s More Money, Less Problems, our monthly link roundup.

We comb the internet for fun and important stories about money so that you don’t have to. Want more? Check out our other roundup posts in the series!
Why Socialism Belongs In Personal Finance

Slash your discretionary spending with this one spending hack. 

Case Study: Valerie

Valerie is a graduate student trying to make ends meet. She shares her budget, goals, and concerns. 

First, Last, And In-Between

We all know we should be saving more, but sometimes it feels like squeezing blood from a stone. Look online and you’ll see tons of totally different advice. 

Commuting is psychological torture

It’s not just the low wages – many workers refuse to go back to a workplace that isn’t remote. And they have the leverage to demand that.  Welcome to Hell World

10 Ways to Spot Financial Scams and How to Defend Yourself

Fake job offers, phone calls from Medicaid, crypto-vulnerability, and MLMs. Watch yourself.  Bitches Get Riches

The home sales boom means you might end up renting

The market is red hot (duh) for a lot of pandemic-related reasons. Lumber shortages, forced savings, and the increasing importance of your home office are just a few.  Recode (Vox)

How to Sell Your House Yourself Without a Realtor

It’s a lot of work, but 6% of $400,000 is $24,000. Can an agent get you a bid high enough to justify that?  Well Kept Wallet

How to Help Loved Ones Financially

Give freely or get involved – how deep into the weeds should you get before helping financially?  MorningStar

11 Restaurant Psychology Tricks That Make You Spend More

Creative pricing, menu layout, and flowery language.  Money Marshmallow

Robinhood’s Big Gamble

A good recap of the GameStop turmoil – going back to Occupy Wall Street.  New Yorker

Why Socialism Belongs In Personal Finance

Slash your discretionary spending with this one spending hack. 


Case Study: Valerie

Valerie is a graduate student trying to make ends meet. She shares her budget, goals, and concerns. 


First, Last, And In-Between

We all know we should be saving more, but sometimes it feels like squeezing blood from a stone. Look online and you’ll see tons of totally different advice. 


Commuting is psychological torture

It’s not just the low wages – many workers refuse to go back to a workplace that isn’t remote. And they have the leverage to demand that.  Welcome to Hell World


10 Ways to Spot Financial Scams and How to Defend Yourself

Fake job offers, phone calls from Medicaid, crypto-vulnerability, and MLMs. Watch yourself.  Bitches Get Riches


The home sales boom means you might end up renting

The market is red hot (duh) for a lot of pandemic-related reasons. Lumber shortages, forced savings, and the increasing importance of your home office are just a few.  Recode (Vox)


How to Sell Your House Yourself Without a Realtor

It’s a lot of work, but 6% of $400,000 is $24,000. Can an agent get you a bid high enough to justify that?  Well Kept Wallet


How to Help Loved Ones Financially

Give freely or get involved – how deep into the weeds should you get before helping financially?  MorningStar


11 Restaurant Psychology Tricks That Make You Spend More

Creative pricing, menu layout, and flowery language.  Money Marshmallow


Robinhood’s Big Gamble

A good recap of the GameStop turmoil – going back to Occupy Wall Street.  New Yorker