HOME / A Fine Whine : Department of complaints. Dollars and Incense The everyday financial horrors of the successful free-lance writer. By Dan Seligman|Updated Sunday, March 30, 1997, at 3:30 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all A Fine Whine articles. Follow the Life section. Follow stories by Dan Seligman. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped New Study Tries, Fails to Show Marijuana Use Is Linked to Crime Gorgeous Pic of the Ring Nebula Reveals Details of a Star’s Death Dan Seligman is a columnist for Fortune. Click here to load comments.