Why Don’t Men Buy Women Books in Bookstores Instead of Drinks in Bars?

I’ve been seeing this graphic going around social media for a year or so now: Cute, right? We like books. Adorable. It’s nice that the writer of this graphic changed “girls” to “people.” We like most things gender-neutral around here. We don’t really like the idea that anybody has to buy anybody anything. But I think this argument fundamentally misunderstands…

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All of the Items From the Store That I Have Plundered For My Own Use


I spend a lot of time sourcing products for the Bullish Store and personally testing them and also increasing my personal stash of treasures. Here are my personal favorites right now. Personal, like I am wearing many of them on my person. This marble column necklace. Maybe I like it so much because I was a philosophy major and it seems…

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Bullish Q&A: The Bullish Guide To A Quarter Life Crisis

quarter life crisis

Hey Jen, Any tips for a quarter life crisis?   Oh yes. First, curl up with a blanket – or park yourself at a swanky hotel bar – and read some pretty, glossy magazines for older women. I wrote something about O Magazine here: O Magazine Can Make You Feel Awesome About Turning 55 In 20 – 30 Years. More…

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Announcing the First Guide in Our Multiple Income Streams Series: Affiliate Linking for $$$

Throughout 2014 and 2015, I did 24 webinars – one each month – on topics from “Start Your Side Hustle” to “Aging with Panache” and “Be More Confident.” By far, the most popular topic was “Multiple Income Streams.” (One actual webinar title was “Lifestyle Design: Financial Freedom, Passive Income, Location Independence – and Silicon Valley Bullshit.) Since Bullish came to…

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Q&A: How Do You Stay Consistent With a Blog?


Hi, Jen! I used to write a blog that I loved, and I started to gain traction and a following, and then life got in the way (including a toxic relationship with an addict who sucked my time and my motivation and inspiration). I’ve been dying to start writing again; however, I feel like my last ten blog posts say,…

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Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career

Hi Jen, Your advice (here and here) on dealing with workplace sexism has also been useful for dealing with cissexism and transphobia – I was wondering if you’d consider throwing out some specific advice for people who don’t fit the gender binary? The majority of problems I’ve found: – Not being hired in the first place. If it’s a case…

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Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?


Hi, I just read your article about financial planning for motherhood (I see it is older but it was new to me). Do you have any tips for those of us who maybe are a little behind your recommended steps? Since I can’t go back in time and pick a new career from high school and I’m a decrepit 31,…

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Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?


I’m freelancing in the US for the first time and the tax system seems so complicated compared to the UK, I am reluctant to hire an accountant as I’ve always managed myself before, but am I wrong that it’s more complicated here? Thanks…   I don’t know anything about the UK’s tax system, so I can’t speak to that, but…

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Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?


I’m following a dream that I started late; I feel so behind with life. I do have hopes of getting there (think: academia or something really traditional like ballet), I’m getting positive feedback. But I am frustrated about my situation because I don’t get any respect and feel terribly unsuccessful. I’m also not stellar at focus and perhaps a reason…

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Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City

Preparing for Ballsy Life Changes

Recently you wrote about bullishly preparing for maternity leave. Do you have advice for bullishly preparing for a cross-country move to a new city? I’m hoping to move in a few months, spurred by the desire to find more ambitious people and shed the feeling of stagnation I have from staying in my home city. Work is squared away, but…

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Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly

Bullish Debt

Alright, Jen, here we go. What are your tips for paying off Credit Card debt BULLISHLY? (Sorry, had the urge to yell that because I love Bullish so much.) I have about 10k in credit card debt, but I also have a cushy emergency fund, and a good job.   Great question! I think it’s sort of boring to responsibly…

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