If I was handed a booklet of life-hack do-over passes, I’d use one for a different choice in my first apartment. Wait. Strike that. I’d use the first for a different choice in my first boyfriend. I’d use the second one for my apartment. (Clearly I like do-overs.) In my second year of college, I’d ventured into a […]
I am the type of person who loves a good bargain—I buy on sale, use coupons, comparison shop, etc. Buying online has been a good option for some items I buy repeatedly, like my Elizabeth Arden foundation makeup. This item sells for basically the same price in every brick-and-mortar or online department or cosmetics store. […]
Yes…you read that right. My dad died at home in bed a few years ago when my first daughter was 3 months old. Even though my parents were divorced, my mom still took care of him in many ways. She was out of the country when it happened. And although she was trying to take […]
I’m a cheapskate. I admit it. I just don’t – can’t – fritter away money, even small amounts, on whatever catches my eye. I’m constitutionally unable to (unless it’s made of chocolate, of course). In pondering my frugality, a friend once said it was as if I were born at the wrong time; I would’ve […]
Call me frugal. My husband calls me cheap. Friends call me creative. Some moms even call it Recycling. But in today’s economy, with the job losses and unemployment, I think there’s something just plain wrong with paying manufacturers (many of whom employ truly poor people overseas) to make clothes that don’t look new.