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.
Ben and I went to a Boston suburb this weekend for a college friend’s wedding and, ill accustomed as we are at this point to suburban life, we forgot how hard it would be to get around without our own transportation.
Four days of dining out in San Diego is less than half the cost of three days of dining out in Los Angeles.
At the beginning of the summer, I estimated that I’d spend $3,270 on travel and “summer adventures,” and I am not quite halfway there.
For what it’s worth, I spent the equivalent of nearly one month’s earnings on a thirteen-day trip.
So how much did I spend to travel to The Billfold Live? Let’s add up the numbers.
Stocking up on GBP became my new hobby.
Meaghan: Expenses are the best thing about work trips. But also very fraught. Or in the hands of people like us, very fraught. EXPENSE GUILT!
Mike: Oh totally. I am bad about expensing things—or maybe I feel bad about expensing things. For example, I will be taking public transportation to the airport even though I can just hail a cab or order an Uber and expense it.