Money

Why You Should Tip With Cash — And Only Cash

Recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a little bartending to raise awareness for upping the federal minimum wage — still $2.13 an hour, unchanged since 1991…

My Friend Eats Off the Kids’ Menu to Save Money. Is He Insane?

Sam Dworkin, MEL’s senior designer, is a 27-year-old man who makes his own money, pays his own rent and sure as hell does his own…

How to More Easily Sell Shit on Craigslist, eBay and Other Online Marketplaces (Without Getting Murdered)

My girlfriend and I recently inherited, for better or worse, an abundance of crap. We had more furniture, household decorations and random knick knacks than…

Do I Really Need to Buy Kid Versions of Everything for My Children?

Compared to adults, children are basically aliens. They speak in tongues, engage in unimaginable rituals and have an endlessly particular set of needs. Because of…