A Really Easy Way to Throw Away $6

You can buy a bottle of water with asparagus in it for only $6!

Thoughts on Medicare’s 50th Birthday

“What the patient really needs is better insurance.”

The physician said it abruptly, matter-of-factly. Her comment was not meant to evoke empathy in the rest of the medical team. She stated it like a diagnosis.

The Cost Of Wedding Teeth: My Brief Foray Into Luxury Dentistry

Payment plans are a thing. We can make this work. Maybe I can have a “perfect smile.”

Paying for Cellphone Service When Traveling Abroad

I was very glad that I activated a global cellphone plan before leaving on my trip.

The Cost of Teen Fandom

I came of age when music videos were still a big deal, Rolling Stone created controversial covers, and in order to guarantee album sales, an artist had to visit TRL and ham it up with Carson Daly.

The Complex Economics Of The Contemporary Bridal Shower

I would sum these up as lovely, appropriate, thoughtful gifts that will all eventually be KonMarie’d out of my life.

The Cost Of An American Girl Doll Experience

I whispered to my husband, “Are we insane? A $115 doll? Shouldn’t she be behind glass? What if her hair gets matted?”

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride (On Purpose)

When I was a kid, I would say that I never planned on getting married. My mother would laugh and tell me that I would change my mind, but now, after 30 years, I think she finally believes me.

The Cost of Calling the Whole Thing Off

In 2010, I made the hardest, best decision of my life: I broke off my engagement.

The Cost Of Things: Returning To Orthodontia As An Adult

Go ahead, ask me about my retainer.