The Cost of Things
It costs about $3,000 to build a storm cellar. FEMA might pay you back for up to $2,000 of that, but it takes time/effort/qualifying paperwork. You also have to own the land you’re living on, presumably.
Antonia Crane talks to David Henry Sterry about the sex he’s bought and sold, about his books about other people’s sex, bought and sold, and about how hard it is to find someone who will admit they’ve paid for sex. (“I didn’t realize the enormous stigma attached to the statement to say, ‘Yes, I hire someone to have sex with me.’ Easier to get people to admit they are a ‘whore’ than to get people to admit they hired a whore.”)
New York fact that I just learned: Those standalone news stands cannot sell anything for more than $5 before tax.
“What have I learned from Gwyneth’s diet? It’s an awesome way to live! If I wasn’t going to go bankrupt to do it, I would follow the Gwyneth diet to the letter every day.”
Jeff Howe’s story in Money Magazine about the costs associated with caring for a child with special needs is very good and worth reading. The costs and sacrifices Howe and his wife have to make puts a huge strain on their finances and relationship, but they are eventually able to have a thing families in their situation would love to have: more money.
In March, we applied, and somehow finagled our way into an upcoming festival in Cleveland that will happen in May. This is what it cost.