Money makes us do some weird stuff.

We obsess about how we’re going to make it, save it and spend it. We’re constantly making sure we have enough and share enough. And while it can’t buy happiness, it can come pretty close: ever been unhappy with a pizza, a new pair of Converse or kicking in a few bucks for a cause you care about? Exactly.

(Donuts. Bacon. Cheddar. What’s really weird is all the delicious food names we use to describe our money, by the way. But we’ll talk about that another time.)

The thing is, we’ve gotten weird about talking about money. We don’t talk about it at work, we rarely discuss it with family and aren’t all that good at talking about it with our bosses, either.

That’s why this isn’t money, it’s Moneyish.

Moneyish is personality finance: stories about people and their money, exploring the choices we make and why. Our aim is to start some new conversations around money, ones that aren’t just rooted in facts and figures, but also in emotions and entertainment. We look at the world through cash colored glasses, calling out all the ways money crops up where you’d least suspect it

Let’s get comfortable getting paid what we’re worth. Let’s use our money to feel good and do good. And let’s finally figure out if we need both Netflix and cable. And while we’re at it, let’s also get an FBI hostage negotiator to tell us how to ask for a raise and get out of a crappy Tinder date.

Welcome to Moneyish, a new way of talking about money.