Cassandra Dunn

Cassandra Dunn
Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

I had a fairly straightforward, predictable pregnancy. The hardest thing about it was the 45-minute commute to work with a growing baby sitting on my bladder. I was a state employee, a senior editor at UC Berkeley, underpaid but…

What to Expect During Divorce Mediation

What to Expect During Divorce Mediation

After watching friends endure a years-long divorce battle with aggressive lawyers who seemed to escalate the conflict more than resolve it, my husband and I made a pact not to go that route when we decided to divorce after…

How To Budget When You Don’t Get Paid Monthly

How To Budget When You Don’t Get Paid Monthly

Freelancing has its perks, such as flexible hours. And its pitfalls, like inconsistent pay. I’ve been a freelancer for nearly a decade now, so I’ve had time to develop budgeting skills for riding out the salary…