How I Budget Around the Jewish Calendar

I request time off months in advance.

The Cost of My First Burning Man, Part Two

After spending $2,155.73 and many hours of my time ordering, packing, and getting waxed, it was time to go to Burning Man.

The Cost of a Maternity Wardrobe

I can get through my pregnancy with one pair of jeans.

The Cost of Applying to Grad School

It’ll take me three months to save up the application fees.

The Cost of a Cheap Pedicure

Me: Do you autoclave your tools?
Pedicurist: Of course.

The Cost of My First Burning Man

I’ve wanted to go for years, and this seemed like the right year to do it.

The Cost of a Shitty Car

I bought a Honda Civic when I was nineteen. I’m still driving it.

The Cost of Lifting

Instead of walking back into the past, I walked into CrossFit.

The Cost of Setting Up a New Website

A few weeks ago I wrote about wanting to go from “social media renter” to “website homeowner,” and I am proud to announce that as of this weekend, NicoleDieker.com no longer redirects to my Tumblr.

The Cost of Hearing Aids, Part Three: Broke For the Summer

Welcome to part three of my series about buying new hearing aids in 2017, five years after purchasing my last pair (that cost literally thousands of dollars).

The Cost of Being Diagnosed With (and Getting Treated for) Migraines

Like many people who present at urgent care clutching their foreheads and complaining of inexplicably glittery vision, I have headaches. Really bad ones.

The Cost of Buying New Hearing Aids: Part Two

Hahaha, I am going to need more money.

The Cost of Buying New Hearing Aids: Part One

I’m excited to see what new features are available. I’m not excited about how much my hearing aids might cost.

The Cost of Losing 30 Pounds

As far as I can tell, there have been three times in my life when I have lost a total of 30 pounds.

The Cost of Being Hearing-Impaired in America