Checks and Balances: One Lady’s Haphazard Finances

I know how to balance a checkbook because my mother taught me how the day I opened my first checking account in the spring of 2003.

The Cost of (Almost) Getting Bed Bugs in Los Angeles

There was no mistaking this captured family of bloodsuckers. Erin and Ben definitely had bed bugs.

The Siren Call of the Flash Sale Email

The sales! The sales!

Me, My Dad, And My Credit Card: A Timeline

I’ve been a card carrier for a little over a decade now. My father, a child of Depression-era parents, has instilled in me to never live beyond my means, and to only use my credit card for emergencies.

I Was a Victim of Fraud and I Don’t Care

I didn't buy that gas.

My Cookie Scam Secret

A secret about cookies and scams.

How I Got $1,000 Back From My Pot-Dealing Ex

I shouldn’t have continued dating Jason once I found out he sold weed. I probably should have just called it quits when he angrily threw a small McDonald’s French fry at me because I didn’t read his mind and buy a burger. And, I definitely shouldn’t have loaned him $1,000 over the course of the few months we dated.

30 Under 30: All My Jobs

All my jobs (so far).