Throwback Thursday: Buy All Your Furniture at Target, For Tomorrow We Die

We own cheap furniture because we sense, consciously or unconsciously, that our situations are temporary.

Throwback Thursday: Money I Spent and Lost During the Government Shutdown

Spent the entire day on the couch, watching television in my pajamas, and obsessively checking the Washington Post for shutdown updates.

Throwback Thursday: This Is a Story of Ink, Lasers, and Regret$

Perhaps the saddest thing about my tattoo and its subsequent removal is that I wanted to get rid of it almost as soon as I got it.

Throwback Thursday: Yes You Can Go a Year Without Buying Clothes! I Did It And So Can You

Don’t give up shopping immediately. It could take you months to prepare for this.

Throwback Thursday: How Wizards Do Money: The Weird Sisters

“They don’t want us to play the Yule Ball this year,” Myron Wagtail (lead singer) told the band.

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: My No-Purchase November Adventure

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