On How Much More Are You Spending at the Grocery Store?

I can't bear to tally what I spend on groceries each month, but I'd say we typically spend $60 per week (~$240 per month) to feed two. I don't eat or buy (for my boo) meat. I moved to Portland from Atlanta, and there was a great market in Atlanta where I could buy produce and dry goods at really great prices. I also big time miss Publix, the best grocery store ever (I haven't been to a Wegmans yet), and its BOGO deals. I have caught parts of Extreme Couponing at the gym and sometimes toy with trying to become a couponing whiz, but it seems like a lot of work and might not work with the type of stuff I tend to buy.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0

On How Much More Are You Spending at the Grocery Store?

@Vixy Pleeeaaaasee write a post about life in your village. Sounds fascinating!!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm 1

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

It always seems like the Ones Who Recline are the tiniest people. I'm 5'9" and I never recline my seat--I believe it's rude to do so. Maybe they lack the understanding of how big an inconvenience it can be? Glad to see that others agree with me.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm 0

On What Would You Do for $1000 an Hour?

JOEY POTTER. Great photo choice.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Costs of Moving to Kazakhstan

Fascinating! Your blog is great, looking forward to following along with your adventures!

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm 0

On The Things We Did to Fund Our Honeymoon

Congrats and have fun on the trip!

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm 1

On Vision Benefits

I am really bad about wearing my contacts for way too long, probably six to eight weeks. (Oops!) But I'm pretty good about only wearing them for 10-ish hours per day. Usually. I have very minimal vision benefits--$300 over two years, and I have to pay out-of-pocket, then get reimbursed. I should go for a vision exam soon, but it's my least favorite checkup so I always put it off.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0

On The Cost of a False Sense of Security: One $95 Earthquake Kit

I live in (and do not love) Portland, OR and there's been a lot of talk of the impending earthquake here, too. My boyfriend's plan is for us to hike east to the forest and live off the land (I really hope he's joking). My plan is to somehow (car? plane? haha yeah right) get back to the east coast and finally have made my departure from Portlandia. We have no emergency supplies, but it's something I think about.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0

On A Banker Missing His Wallet Asks for Some Money

Sounds like a scam, dude. I definitely wouldn't have given him anything, but I'm not surprised to hear you're a nicer/more generous/less skeptical person than I am.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm 2

On Monday Check-in

I didn't do an estimate but I had a very light spending weekend because I was a hermit for most of the weekend. I spent $3.50 on soy creamer for iced coffee, and $6 for a beer and tip at a show. That's it. $9.50.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0