I Love You Zero Dollars Worth

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No one says it better than Michael Scott: “Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say ‘Hey man, I love you this many dollars worth.” It’s funny, but for most people, it’s pretty true. So, with that in […]

My $100 Christmas

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For a couple years now, Christmas has been making my skin crawl. Maybe it’s because I’m an adult now, which means instead of getting 18 days to shop, drink eggnog for breakfast, and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, I have to work every minute up until Jesus’ exact moment of birth. Maybe it’s because I […]

I’m in The Holidaze

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We are not getting a tree this year. I drove to the tree farm, walked the aisles, drank the free coffee. It was 29 degrees, but I was dedicated and took off my gloves to feel each tree’s little branches. The trees were wrapped in thread straitjackets, ready to be bundled on top of a […]

The Easiest Way to Save Money

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I live in a shitty apartment. No joke – it’s way out in the suburbs, you have to pay for parking, the air conditioning sounds like a cat and raccoon are making love, and there’s only space for a coffee table or a dining table, not both. Whenever I open the door to enter or […]

Want Rich Kids? Homeschool ‘Em.

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Whenever I think of homeschooling, I think of Napoleon Dynamite. And he wasn’t even homeschooled. Also, you can waste hours looking at homeschooled harold memes. What I’m trying to say is this: I was homeschooled, and I’m beginning to think it caused all my problems. What problems, you ask? Here’s a few: – I’m always […]