Do You Know Your Value?

Do You Know Your Value?

I was looking at content writing jobs on LinkedIn the other day. One offered $15 for a 400-word article. They justified this by stating it should only take 15-minutes to write 100 words. In other words, they were offering $15 for what they assumed should take an hour of work. That same day I was…

Level Up Your Productivity Through Budgeting

Level Up Your Productivity Through Budgeting

Confession time: I like to be in control. It’s not an overbearing thing, but my anxiety moves in when I lack options. To maintain control, I crave spreadsheets, numbers, and data. Information leads to choices, and options bring control. Seven years ago, my wife and I began using the budgeting software, You Need A Budget…

This Just In: $19,386.08

This Just In: $19,386.08

I spent 22-hours in the hospital last weekend Saturday evening while on our family’s weekly FaceTime call, I moved wrong and fell over on the couch. There was shooting pain across my entire low back and I could not put any weight on my legs. It was bad. You see people on TV shows complaining about…

This Just In: Support Other Artists

This Just In: Support Other Artists

Earlier this summer, a high school senior interviewed me about the pandemic. One of their questions asked if the coronavirus proves governments should fund STEM/scientific research over the arts, particularly in schools. Here’s how I answered: This pandemic is proving the vital need for STEM research and scientific funding. These areas are crucial investments at…

Write Now with Kristin Wong

Write Now with Kristin Wong

Who are you? I’m Kristin Wong, a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles and New York. I’ve written for the New York Times, The Cut, CNBC, Glamour, Travel + Leisure, and a handful of other places, and I recently took on the role of Managing Editor at The Financial Diet. What do you write? I’ve been writing…