Hair Apparent: The Cost Of Caring For Natural Hair

Gels, crèmes, sprays, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers – not to mention wigs, headbands, hats, and appliances – have cost me a small fortune over the years.

The Real Cost of Colleges

Planet Money has put together a very cool tool showing the average net price that students pay at 1,550 colleges at various income levels, rather than the sticker price.

Flamingo Notebooks and Polka Dot Pens: My Office Products Obsession

I’m three weeks out of leaving my full-time, salaried, 9-to-5 job to freelance, and I’m spending way too much money on the writing tools I think a full-time blogger should have.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Cost Of High-End Extensions

High-quality hair extensions turned one woman from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde.

The Cost of Maintaining Eyebrows

When model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne popularized thick, bushy eyebrows a couple of years ago, I knew my time had come: I was going to grow my eyebrows thicker again.

How To Buy A Suit

“I really enjoyed putting on a good-looking suit and tie every day — it made me feel like a true professional when I was just out of college.”

The Cost of a Trip to Africa

In 2014, I took the most expensive and amazing vacation of my life. I visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia with my best friend.

Don’t Live In Brooklyn. Commute! From Ohio

One of the zillions of us who are astonished and even grossed out by the obscenity of current real estate prices in New York’s hippest borough has come up with a novel solution to the dilemma of where to live.

The Real (and Theoretical) Perks of Joining a Wine Club

I’m not sure if it was the ambience, the booze, or the fact that the non-member tasting for each person was $30 (unusually steep for a tasting in my limited experience), but three of us decided to join the wine club to have the group’s tasting fees waived.

The Cost Of First-Ever-Plane-Flight FOMO

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.