Los Angeles Still Has a Drought Going On, But That Didn’t Stop One Mansion From Running Up a $90,000 Water Bill
As we work on our sub-savings accounts and trying to make the cheapest homemade muesli possible, take heart in the knowledge that some people spend more money on water than many of us make in a year.
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.
Four days of dining out in San Diego is less than half the cost of three days of dining out in Los Angeles.
Here’s some sad, surprising news from Los Angeles: after helping support the fight for a $15/hr minimum wage, LA unions are now requesting that the $15 minimum wage not apply to certain types of employees.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council made plans to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. This comes after a series of #FightFor15 protests, including a 15-day hunger strike in front of LA’s City Hall.
Both of us had elected to stay at a cheap-o Best Western rather than any of the ornate local resorts and that was an A+ decision I would totally make again. Budget hotels give you free wifi and free breakfast! Often, perversely, the more upscale ones do not.
“So I know that I’m in the top 5 percent of earners. I know I do well. But then when I go to my kid’s school, we’re probably closer to the bottom 10 percent as far as wealth goes. So I feel really rich sometimes, and other times I feel like: why isn’t that me?”
This month “making it” in Los Angeles looks like this: David lost his gig and Ceda’s doing a lot of stand-up. They’re navigating life changes together and separately and also discuss expenses for their cats (not in this column, in real life). Here are the highlights.
Southern California Public Radio station 89.3 KPCC is doing a project on the “rent crunch” in Los Angeles.