Throwback Thursday: All I Want For Christmas Is What My Parents Got: The Myth of the Merry Middle Class

I don’t know how anybody in my generation celebrates the season without a mountain of credit card debt, or at least considerable buyer’s remorse.

Throwback Thursday: More Than $1K Worth of Clothes I’ll Never Wear Again

Owning my mistakes and ne regretteing rien is kind of my “thing,” but these garments are the exception.

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

It’s very clear that this dryer will not be arriving within the next week, or maybe month, and certainly not without continued time and effort on my part.

Throwback Thursday: Impress Your Loved Ones With a Ham

Ham looks hard but is actually quite easy. And cheap.

Throwback Thursday: The Cost of Being Vegan

Before I was vegan, I used to buy half-moon cookies for a dollar.

Throwback Thursday: My No-Purchase November Adventure

After about a week of buying nothing, I began to feel slightly anxious.

Throwback Thursday: Which Halloween Candy Is the Most Expensive?

Tootsie Child’s Play Candy Assortment, aka “stop pretending Tootsie Rolls are chocolate, you aren’t fooling anybody:” $8.98 for an unstated number of candies, or 15 cents per ounce.

Throwback Thursday: 9 Money-Saving Tips From My Mom

Why spend money on lunch? Costco has copious free samples.

Throwback Thursday: Crystal Cleansing With the $10 Psychic

The reason I knew about the storefront psychic Miss Patricia was because she had once offended my friend.

Throwback Thursday: Generic Products I’ll Never Waste Money on Again

It’s an extra dollar for the blue box. That proprietary blend of artificial cheese flavors just can’t be beat.

Throwback Thursday: If Disney Princesses Were Debt Types

Which Disney Princess debt type are you?

Throwback Thursday: What I’ve Spent Since I Got My Keys Back From My Ex-Boyfriend

I didn’t realize that getting the keys to my apartment back from the guy who told me he was moving to Germany, then broke up with me, would be more painful than, well, that.

Throwback Thursday: Interview With Someone Who Farted In Front of Her Boss

You farted out loud. HOW LOUD?

Throwback Thursday: My Time on the Assembly Line Working Alongside the Robots That Would Replace Us

Everyone in my immediate family worked in a factory at one time or another; some still do.

Throwback Thursday: What It Cost Me to Make Each Minute of My Six-Minute Film

The initial budget for our short was $3,500.

Throwback Thursday: Middle Class Snack Kids

“Middle Class Snack Kid” is a term I made up for people who do not spend a lot on themselves on the whole, but are running themselves into the ground buying food and drink.

Throwback Thursday: How to Fix a Leak in Your New Bathroom

1. Move into your new flat and marvel at the fact that you own this place.