On The Cheapest Generation Goes Generous for the Holidays

I buy presents for my friend's kids. On their birthdays, I'll give a small cheque ($25-$50) meant for their college fund. At Christmas, I'll buy all the little kiddies a book. This doesn't have to be expensive - this year I bought each kid a Mr. Men book and those things are only $3.99. They loved it; Mr. Sneeze was a particular favourite!

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:27 am 0

On Monday Check-in

What is One Direction truthing? (Do I want to know??)

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On The Cost of Buying a Washer/Dryer from Sears Outlet When Six (then Seven) Months Pregnant

@vanderlyn I have one and love it! The whole cycle takes longer (anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the weight of the load) but you never again have to transfer clothes from a washer to a dryer. I know it doesn't seem like it's a big hassle, but it's AWESOME to put a bunch of clothes in a machine, press a button, and show up a while later and have everything done. Our machine has a steam feature as well.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On Love and Nostagia for the Cheaper Stuff

Grilled cheese sandwiches!! Also, those awful Kraft singles. Whenever I'm at my parents' house, I eat them by themselves while standing in front of the fridge like I'm a 6 year old during a Full House commercial break.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm 1

On Chatting About Crocs, Y'all

@bgprincipessa Car2Go solves the ZipCar problem entirely! You can pick up a Car2Go wherever you see one and then you are charged by the minute for as long as you use it.

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm 0

On Can Science Have It All?

Agree with all of this - part of the reason why I left academia!

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:49 am 0

On Help Choose the Next Installment of the Billfold Book (or Maybe Miniseries) Club

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm 0

On How Much Do Plungers Cost? An Oral History

Our plunger was under $10, but we had to spend approximately $20 more because my husband was too mortified to go to the cashier with a single plunger. "She's going to think I'm sick!"

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Luna Lovegood

“well, it’s mine, isn’t it?” is just the best!

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0

On Let's Go Shopping for Health Care Plans! Pt 1

@EM You pay a premium in Ontario as well, except that it's not monthly. It comes off on your income taxes once a year instead.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm 0