The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet

LatteHere’s the thing: I don’t drink coffee. I can count on one hand the number of sips I’ve tried. It’s so repulsive to me, I cannot swig it down in a Frappuccino that is 87% sugar, 11% heavy whipping cream, and 2% coffee. I won’t even eat tiramisu, failure of an Italian American that I am. But the latte factor is real. In fact, it’s my biggest money mistake. Continue reading “The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet”

The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet

Four More Things I Can’t Believe People Buy

Four ThingsNo, this list isn’t an attack on expensive wines, an admonishment of carry-out lunches, or a dismissal of brand-name products in favor of store brands. Nor is it an opportunity to remind you that Amazon sells a banana slicer. Okay, it’s kind of that. Instead, this is a list of four things that have come across my radar recently that I can’t believe people buy…and two things that I’ll cop to purchasing. Continue reading “Four More Things I Can’t Believe People Buy”

Four More Things I Can’t Believe People Buy

Four Things I Can’t Believe People Buy (And Two of Our Guilty Pleasures)

Vanity PlatesDiscretionary spending. Fun money. Call it whatever you want, it’s an important part of any budget. Last week, I highlighted all the luxuries that masquerade as needs on grocery lists. This week, I thought it would be fun to talk guilty pleasures. There’s no way any of these are needs, but that doesn’t seem to stop some of us from indulging in them. Continue reading “Four Things I Can’t Believe People Buy (And Two of Our Guilty Pleasures)”

Four Things I Can’t Believe People Buy (And Two of Our Guilty Pleasures)