Ice Bucket Craziness Changes Charity Forever

The Beach: A Bargain or A Bummer?

Budgeting for Vacations, Other People’s Weddings, and Other Summer Stuff (Yay Summer!)

The Extra Paycheck Club

Summertime! And the living is easy — especially if you are in the Extra Paycheck Club, and you might be whether you want to be or not. While two paychecks each month is still standard for many people, some employers pay bi-weekly. Instead of getting paid twice a month (24 paychecks/year), you get paid every other week (26 paychecks/year). It’s not exactly free money; you end up getting paid the same rate annually, just split over more paychecks.

OMG Bathing Suit Shopping is the WORST

Thoughts on Class and Finance from the OC Series Pilot Script

We’ve been on the run / Driving in the sun / Looking out for number one

I Don’t Feel Bad About My Air Conditioner Anymore

When it first started getting hot earlier this summer, I felt bad about using my air conditioner because I was worried what my electric bill was going to look like. Well folks, I don’t feel bad anymore.

Am I Too Cheap for AC?

I don’t have an air conditioner. Am I smug about it? A little. But that’s because it’s all I’ve got to hold on to when I’m lethargic, smelly and faintly dehydrated all summer.

The Fan You’ll Want to Have When It’s Hot

When the heat and humidity set in this summer, I’m going to thank my lucky stars that I’m able to work in an air-conditioned office.