Ester Bloom

Ester Bloom

Writer, editor

Pop culture, politics, literature, highly personal finance, business, feminism

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Let's Kill Til It's Dead The Myth That Mom's Salary Pays For Childcare

Let's Kill Til It's Dead The Myth That Mom's Salary...

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When Did It Become OK for a $12 Sandwich Not to Come With a Side?

When Did It Become OK for a $12 Sandwich Not to Com...

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Saving Money By Getting Married In Iceland: A Public Radio ...

Saving Money By Getting Married In Iceland: A Publi...

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Solidarity Forever! Talking With a Radical Coop-Living Bride

Ester: Hello! Could you introduce yourself in a general way? Rebecca: Um, I am a radical leftist extrovert nerd feminist Jew. I work as a fundraiser and communicator for a racial and economic justice community organization. I have lived all over the world and the East Coast. Ester: And you...

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Taking a Year Off to Do What You Love, A Year Later

A year ago, I left my job—at an office I'd been at for four years, my personal record—to Do What You Love (DWYL). There were some problems with the non-profit I worked for, most importantly the fact that it felt like a ship headed for an iceberg. (And lo, it transpired...

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On Selling Book #1 And Dreaming Rothschild Dreams

What are you going to spend your advance on? Boring things like food and rent, or do you have grander plans? (DISNEY WORLD!!)...

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On the Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, the Latest High-Profile Victim of Impostor Syndrome — The Billfold

When Jon Stewart broke America’s collective heart by announcing that he was stepping down from his position of Late Night Liberal…...

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Ester Bloom — Medium

The profile of Ester Bloom...

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MegaBus: The Cheapest And Least Pleasant Way To See America — The Billfold

Inspired by this Frugal Traveler article that asks, “Is Megabus the cheapest way to see America?”*...

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RENT, 20 Years Later: Why We’ve Come To Hate The Show We Once Loved — The Billfold

Seasons of ugh, please stop, everything about this is the worst...

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When Did It Become OK For A $12 Sandwich Not To Come With A Side? — The Billfold

Friends, Romans, countrymen: ¶ When did it become acceptable to charge $12 for a sandwich and not even throw in a pickle on the side?...

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Everything you wanted to know about money but were too polite to ask....

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“I’m Winging It But I Have Hope”: Top Freelancers on Freelancing — The Billfold

Anne T. Donahue, Danielle Henderson, and Devon Maloney dish about debt, jealousy, and other features of the writing life...

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How Much I Spent On Hair Products I’ll Never Use Again — The Billfold

My bathroom cabinet is a cemetery...

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How Evangelical Christians Do Money: On Tithing — The Billfold

by Ester Bloom and Tara Leigh Cobble ¶ Ester: Good morning!...