The People You Have to Trust to Rent an Apartment

First, you have to trust that the Craigslist post is real.

Small Luxuries: Putting Together a Starter Patio on a Shoestring Budget

After receiving $100 as a wedding gift, my husband and I decided to spend it on some patio furniture.

Feeling Generous On Easter Sunday

For a few hours, I didn’t think about the fact that today was the third anniversary of the day I returned to Sacramento after my three months of homelessness in Los Angeles.

The Cost of Camping When You Haven’t Gone In 10 Years But Want To Be a Person Who Camps

My only regret? Due to a busy late summer and fall, we’ve only gone camping once. I’m thinking we might do the central coast next spring but those campsites fill up early. Time to start researching!

New Job Search Strategy: Create Fake Family, Get Higher Starting Salary (If You’re a Man)

How is a childless man supposed to compete against all those dads? Well, one man reportedly tried to create a fake family.

Fighting Back Against Craigslist Money Order Scammers

Who here has had a run-in with the Craigslist Money Order Scam? Today Rebecca Watson at Skepchick writes about how she fought back against this scam.

$900 Craigslist Ticket to Lena Dunham’s NYC Book Reading Still Available

Starting a Business from Scratch When You Know Nuthin About Nuthin

Saving Gangnam Style

The first time I saved over $10,000 in a year I was 26, and I moved to Seoul to teach English. I had previous experience teaching English, so I easily got a job at one of the more respected schools that mostly taught business people, with the occasional rich kid thrown in. My school was in an office building less than 100 yards from the Gangnam subway station, and I worked a split shift, which meant arriving at 6:30 am and leaving at 9 pm. In theory, you get the middle of the day off, but in practice, there were so many private lessons, most teachers worked throughout the day.

The Things We Did to Fund Our Honeymoon

After a lot of deliberation, we decided to break the cycle of “we’ll do it one day.” We could go on our honeymoon. We just had to be creative about it.