I did exactly what I said I was going to do, and spent money on a haircut ($60, including tip), and made a single trip to the grocery store ($47.43), for a weekend total of $107.43. I’ll be in Texas next weekend, so I’ll have much more to report back next Monday.
In other news, today is the last day to vote for in Nerdwallet’s online contest. There are two people clearly in the lead, and Billfold pal Jia Tolentino is one of them. There’s a little debate going down in the comments section about how the contestants plan on using the money, and whether or not that matters. That’s for you to decide!
Also, two Americans won the Noble Prize in economics for their work in “market design and matching theory,” specifically, creating a program that matches new doctors to hospitals. They’re not exactly fixing the economy, but at least they’re applying their theories to something that actually works in real life.