Nicole Dieker
Nicole Dieker has been writing about personal finance for nearly a decade. She's also the author of The Biographies of Ordinary People, a Millennial-era Little Women.

Ideally, during mask removal, you’re only supposed to touch the strings, loops, etc. associated with your mask. Read more

Excellent points, thank you! Read more

Yes, for sure! But some states require a will to be notarized before it is valid. That’s what I meant by “if you need a notary public to validate your will.” Read more

There’s not a huge amount to say! I worked as an executive assistant from 2008-2012, during which I also picked up a bunch of gigs as a part-time musician. Then I tried to be a full-time musician for a year, and that didn’t work out (I ended up in $14,000 worth of credit card debt) so I began freelance writing to see Read more

Good to know! I was going by what I read on the DHS website, which stated that people needed to visit a driver’s license agency to get a Real ID. Read more

That’s right — I should have mentioned Single Rider in the post. Can save you some time, if you’re willing to fill in any empty spot! Read more

I like the idea of being the one who takes the photos!  Read more

Yes, for sure. Otherwise I wouldn’t do it. (I still buy store-brand black beans, lentils, nuts, etc. ... but cheese is so much better when it’s made well.) Read more

It turns out that I didn’t have to set up an RSS feed for a BuzzFeed “funniest tweets” search; I was able to follow BuzzFeed’s LOL Feed, which was already set up for me. (In case you want to set up your own.) Read more

I switched from PCs with floppy disk drives and CD burners and everything to Macbooks with... none of that. I guess I could have emailed them all to myself and figured out how to do the transfer into Google Sheets or Numbers. Read more

I switched the recommendation to Baba Is You—which I currently own on Steam, so I know it’s available! Read more

What! And here I was hoping to gift it to myself... Read more

I used YNAB, but you should be able to get this kind of info from most personal finance apps. Some credit cards also track spending by category, so that could be another way to tally everything up. Read more