On "Working Has Become More Expensive"

The vengeful feminist in me is glad to see dudes bearing the brunt of a Helen Lovejoy-style "Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?" argument. HA, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT, MEN?

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm 8

On In Which I Help Economists Become "Un-Baffled" About America's Dropping Fertility Rate

@Glen Raphael@facebook Just piping in to add that Stats Canada stratifies household income by the size of the household- so you can compare "median household income for X number of people" across years. I presume the US would do that too.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On You Can Sue Your Parents To Pay Your College Tuition!

Regardless of who is legally in the right here, every member of this family sounds pretty awful.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm 3

On Is Your Boss Springing for a Holiday Party

@LookUponMyWorks I love drinking (there is no subtle, refined way to write that) but wow, I would not want to do all-u-can-drink thing with my coworkers and boss. Even four drinks seems like a lot of drinks to have in front of one's boss.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm 1

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

@Cat Named Louise You MUST mean $120 jeans, right?!

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:42 pm 0

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

@flickafly Also, if you buy the really timeless designer pieces, like the Chanel 2.55, you can always resell it and get a good chunk of your investment back. And if it's ever discontinued it will probably just gain value. So maybe it really is a good deal-- assuming you don't ruin it by spilling a Diet Coke inside like I've done with every bag I've ever owned.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

Bright Yellow Pants at number 19 has a bulge that is verging on NSFW.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

@WhyHelloThere I am definitely one of those weirdos who remembers how much literally everything I own cost, and when and where I bought it? But I generally have an excellent memory for numbers, like birthdays and credit cards, and a terrible memory for other things, like faces.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm 1

On The Cost of Figuring Out a Guy Isn't Right

@Jake Reinhardt Okay but hasn't everyone had otherwise-neutral experiences or expenses sullied by a failed romantic relationship? Like, a tasty dinner is ruined if you eat it while on a shitty date. If the relationship had worked out I'm sure these costs wouldn't be regrettable. I regret every dime I spent while hanging out with dudes who turned out to the The Worst.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm 4

On The Cost of Things in the U.S. After Being Away for 14 Years

This was wonderfully written! Please write a follow-up if you go out with the hunky Israeli locksmith.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm 2