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Oh My Dollar!

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Lillian tackles your money overwhelm with practical, approachable financial advice (with a dash of glitter.) This is budgeting advice from someone that doesn't assume you're straight with a salary, retirement account, 2.5 kids, or a white picket fence. You'll get helpful advice for folks left out by… read more


Is balancing your checkbook still a thing?

Balancing your checkbook-  is that an adulting skill you should have? What exactly is a checkbook? Do you still need to do this? What is the digital equivalent? We answer your hot questions about checkbook balancing, how to do it, and whether or not it matters. Lillian goes also on a bit of a rant about how antiquated the US financial system is.

In our mailbag are two listener questions: Tomas shares his debt payoff victories, and Don tells us how his wife negotiated to be moved to a W-2 employee from a 1099 contractor as a nanny. Don asks how a nanny can get a retirement account and a transit benefit.

Thank you to our two listeners, Tomas and Don, who wrote in to share their stories!

Links mentioned:

An old school guide to balancing your checkbook (PDF link)YNAB or You Need a Budget, Lillian's fav personal finance budgeting (+ reconciling) toolBitches Get Riches "How do you write and cash checks? Asking for a friend"The IRS guide for Caregiver + Nanny BenefitsPlease come join us

We finally have a forum! Join us at is a great non-judgemental place to ask questions or participate in our daily check-ins and challenges. We've only been open for two weeks but we're going strong with lots of fun discussions. Please join!

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We love hearing from you! Email us your financial worries or receipt victories at or tweet us at @anomalily or @ohmydollar

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We absolutely love our Purrsonal Finance Society Members, the folks that generously support Oh My Dollar with $1 or more a month on Patreon – and have made is so we have free, full transcripts for every show on This episode was underwritten by patron Tamsen G Association and Stephanie Powers. To learn more about being part of the Purrsonal Finance Society and get cool perks like exclusive livestreams and cat stickers, you can visit

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