Would You Buy These Plane Tickets Today?

When you’ve been working at paying down your debt, taking out any new debt seems like the biggest possible financial mistake, even if you have every expectation of being able to pay it off at the end of the month, and even if it will save you $100 or more.

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.

The Cost Of Staying In The Suburbs Without A Car

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.

The Cost of a Week in Los Angeles and San Diego

Four days of dining out in San Diego is less than half the cost of three days of dining out in Los Angeles.

Checking In With Summer Expenses

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.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 5: Adding Everything Up

For what it’s worth, I spent the equivalent of nearly one month’s earnings on a thirteen-day trip.

The Cost of Vacation, Part 4: NYC

So how much did I spend to travel to The Billfold Live? Let’s add up the numbers.

One American’s Search for a Bank Account Abroad

Stocking up on GBP became my new hobby.

Tipping Housekeeping is Controversial? (No It Isn’t)

Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

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 thingsā€”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.