When I was 17 my parents offered me a deal: We’ll pay for your entire undergraduate career if you go to community college first, and a public, in-state school for the bachelor’s degree. I couldn’t say no; this was free college.
I broke up with my live-in boyfriend of six years and took my dog to an advanced training course.
I’m three weeks out of leaving my full-time, salaried, 9-to-5 job to freelance, and I’m spending way too much money on the writing tools I think a full-time blogger should have.
When model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne popularized thick, bushy eyebrows a couple of years ago, I knew my time had come: I was going to grow my eyebrows thicker again.
“I really enjoyed putting on a good-looking suit and tie every day — it made me feel like a true professional when I was just out of college.”
In 2014, I took the most expensive and amazing vacation of my life. I visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia with my best friend.
I am an unapologetic buyer of goods—and not just any goods but those that to most eyes are more material than experiential. Even worse, I collect them.
Free public defenders aren’t actually free. Some municipalities require people to pay $50-200 in “public defender application fees,” and that’s just the beginning.
I’m not sure if it was the ambience, the booze, or the fact that the non-member tasting for each person was $30 (unusually steep for a tasting in my limited experience), but three of us decided to join the wine club to have the group’s tasting fees waived.
My frugal upbringing made me very thrifty. The idea of spending any sort of money on travel, which was an intangible moment rather than a tangible good, was ludicrous.