Adam Elder

Adam Elder is a writer in San Diego. He hates author bios, so this is all you get.

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Was Long-Distance Calling a Scam?

Remember long-distance calling from landlines? If you wanted to call someone in a different area code, or at least someone fairly far away from you,…

Is It Worth It to Be Loyal to One Airline?

Silver. Gold. Mosaic. Platinum. Titanium. Plutonium. (Okay, some of those might be made up.) We’re told that membership has its privileges — or at least…

Real People Money Diaries: Making Ends Meet as an Uber Driver

In this series, we explore how different people make ends meet in an age of increasing inequality and job instability, by looking at what they…