Topic: money

Grown-Up Confession: My Mother Still Takes Me Back-To-School Shopping

Grown-Up Confession: My Mother Still Takes Me Back-To-School Shopping

So now that I’ve gotten all high-and-mighty about maturity and taking responsibility for your own actions, I’d like to continue the grown-up discussion with a different subject. Back-to-school shopping.

Why would grown-ups talk about back-to-school shopping? You might be asking. Unless we’re talking about the grown-ups’ school-aged children. But we’re not. We’re talking about me. More »

Gallery: 10 Things I Think Zooey Deschanel Is Actually Spending Her Money On

Gallery: 10 Things I Think Zooey Deschanel Is Actually Spending Her Money On

As you may know by now, princess of commodified quirk Zooey Deschanel has just gotten around to filing for divorce from her estranged husband Ben Gibbard, which has somehow resulted in an account of her personal finances getting released to the public. They’re fairly boring, all things considered. Apparently, Deschanel makes $95,000/month and spends a fraction of that (~$22,000) living incredibly well; according to the document, she spends $1,000 on groceries and household supplies, $500 on eating out, $800 on utilities (turn out the damn lights!), $300 for “her various phones and email accounts” (isn’t email free?), $600 on laundry and cleaning and $2,000 on clothes.

Or does she? Maybe this balance sheet is but a smokescreen for what Zooey’s actually spending her money on: items fantastical and fine. Here’s where I think the money is actually going. More »

Gallery: ‘Ca$h Cats’ Is The Internet’s New Favorite Blog

Gallery: 'Ca$h Cats' Is The Internet's New Favorite Blog

Talk about “fat cats.” A new blog called “ca$hcats.biz” has dedicated itself solely to bringing you the most adorable photos of cats rolling around in piles of money that it can find. Ironic meta-commentary on our capitalist society, or sincere effort to combine multiple things people like? Can’t it be both? I should note, however, that the sex worker blog Tits and Sass has a similar feature called “Stacks & Cats” that predates this by quite a bit. Luckily, there’s room for infinite cats on the Internet. Here are some selections from it. More »