How A Job-Hopping Latina Does Money

"It just hit me. I don't have to stay here, I can live and work somewhere else, it's not the end of the world."

Blowing Smoke: How Much Should One Pay For Cigarettes

People who smoke -- more precisely, those who despite government educational efforts, still smoke -- are, on average, less able to afford $12 or $14 a pack.

It All Comes Out In The Wash: A Story Of Love And Laundry

Laundry in New York is even worse than regular laundry. You have to locate a laundromat, figure out what kind of money they take, haul your stuff there, come back in time to switch it before some angry weirdo tosses your intimates on the floor, lug it back home, and fold it. It can be a day-long saga and that’s if you have one nearby and it doesn’t require all quarters.

Working From Coffee Shops: The View

"She seems like someone who is very nice, except for today. Today she is evil."

Sometimes The Most Important Relationship Is With Your Coworkers

My coworkers have provided for me in ways that are less quantifiable than money, career, or real estate: it's been in venting sessions over drinks, showing up to my events, movie nights, hugs, holidays spent together, and general support.

Working And The “Real Girl”

Just a few months after everything was seemingly “coming up Kim,” I was sitting on a park bench at Lincoln Center, eating a bag of candy alone and coming to the realization that I would soon be unemployed.

The Art of Losing Isn’t Hard To Master: J. Crew Shirt Edition

A few nights ago, Ben arrived home from work carrying several bags, none of them the one containing his newly bought shirt from J. Crew ($66, on sale).

The Cost Of Things: A Visit To The Cat Cafe

All I ever want to do is chill in a room full of cats, so if you are similarly minded, the Meow Parlour is an excellent idea. But, and I can’t emphasize this enough, no matter how much money you pay, they’re still cats and therefore fuzzy jerks.

The Post-Modern One-Percenter Version of the Brady Bunch

The story is that the ex wants to move out but doesn't have the financial wherewithal to do so. So, until Levy can sell the mansion-like apartment where the entire brood currently lives, she and Lipman are stuck sharing a kitchen and squabbling over inanities.