Last year my husband wrote an app for us to track our expenses. (This is what he does for fun. I go out to eat for fun. We are like the odd couple over here.) I decided to sit down and try and crunch some numbers and figure out just how much dough these two little whippersnappers cost me.
Let’s start with this: San Francisco was just named the second-most expensive place to rent by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, beating out New York City. Just pause and reread that sentence one more time—here, I’ll help: beating out New York City. (Honolulu was No. 1.)
Last month we talked to Amy, a longtime personal assistant who currently works for, among others, a Very Famous Writer.
She’s also the personal assistant for, among other clients, a Very Famous Literary Personage. Personal assistants of Amy’s experience make $80-$125K annually, plus health, retirement and bonuses, but those positions are hard to come by.
Hungary is a place where fois gras is cheap, but flip-flops are expensive.