Getting Around

Geography Is The Mother Of History, Or, Where You Live Matters, Choose Wisely

Disability is I guess welfare for white people? The kind of social safety net even Republicans are okay with.

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A Guide to (the Costs of) Getting Lost

As for groceries, I’ve lived on the gift cards to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s I got in my Christmas stocking.

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Socialism: The Sharing Economy I Want

I want just a little bit of everyday socialism.

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The Cost of Things: A Broken Foot in Winter

Non-monetary costs: Multiple phone calls and frustration with the insurance company over who they cover and how they bill. (My boot was billed separately from the hospital. Our system makes no sense.)

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In Search of a Deal on Wheels

Yesterday, at the car dealership, the car salesman acted quickly.

What do you do? Where are you from? What are you interested in?

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Promo Codes Are The New Credit Card Points

It used to be that your status as a savvy shopper was predicated on whether you knew best how to wrangle every last mile, point, and freebie out of your credit cards. Now we’ve moved on to a more 21st century metric: how much you can make from promo codes.

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Car Talk

Just three pals, palling around.

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Uber and PDX: A Not-Exactly-Love Story

two of the giants of our age, Portland, OR, and Uber, duking it out for dominance

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The Cost of Fixing Up a Free Bike

This summer I rebuilt a bike whose frame had been gifted to me by my friend Hope’s little sister. She had found it in an alleyway and, thoughtfully, had asked me if I’d like to have it. I was thrilled because I had been wanting a bike and figured this would be cheaper than buying one from Craigslist.

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The Cost of Finagling a Trip to Abu Dhabi

1. Befriend the international students and 2. Tip your waitresses; they probably have cool and too-expensive plans in the works.

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