What a rude and insensitive description:
“It’s curious, though, the extent to which this strange slovenly woman in her rickety wheeled dwelling affected me with her prediction.”
Each time I read something by this author I’m struck by the utter vacuousness of her pretty words and tone deaf lack of understanding about privilege and classism. The description above is fine for fiction, I guess, but in the context of personal finance writing is crass and unnecessary. Her pieces read like Rebecca Solnit without any introspection, and that’s what I find most upsetting. I suppose it’s hard falling from the upper middle class/wealthy class strata to the middle of the middle class, but I find I cannot empathize with her experiences or enjoy her writing because of the cluelessness of her complaints and lack of personal insight.