Putting the Stereotypical Notion of a Tightwad on its Tush

Category Archives: Health and Wellness

My Gamble On Dental Insurance

Two years ago, I began a dicey gamble. I was on the verge of leaving my full-time job for the usually-greener grasses of freelancing, and I was at odds over what to do regarding my health care coverage. More specifically, I was debating whether or not to sign up for a dental plan with my… Continue Reading

Staying Healthy With Little Means

by Andi B. We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you the flu. I absolutely hate getting sick. I’ve always been one of those disgustingly lucky people who don’t get sick often, but when I do, it’s usually 102 degree fevers, mild delirium, and seeming zombieism. There are ways to take care of yourself… Continue Reading

The Price of Being Unprepared

by a.b. If you’ve been watching the news, you might’ve heard we’re going through a bit of heat wave here in Portland. In fact, we almost hit an all-time high, never before seen in Portland, temperature record. For a town that boasts a pretty temperate climate, that’s a big deal; most places (including my apartment)… Continue Reading