My week in paper is chugging along well, but it definitely has me thinking about the costs of lacking choice. There have been financial costs and benefits with my cash-only lifestyle, in addition to some costs and benefits in terms of time and social capital.
- ($0.37 x T rides this week) Without a [...]More... →
What’s more fun than doing homework? Well, a lot of things, it would seem, judging from the alternative activities my friends and I have recently engaged in while procrastinating. Yesterday, I was sitting in the campus center with some friends (under the pretense of doing work together) when they decided to take a break from [...]More... →
This seems to be the day for informal transactions. Procuring a course pack for 1/9 of what it costs at the Tufts Bookstore has probably been one of the best investments I’ve made this semester. The boundaries of ethics and legality are blurred for a poor grad student who just saved over $150 on a [...]More... →
I’m going to violate the rules today. I’ve got an illegal gambling debt that I need to pay off and I can’t use a card for it.
You see, when I filled out my March Madness brackets this year for the Fletcher pool, I did as I always do: let my partisan fandom influence my [...]More... →
I have to admit guys, being cashless has been close to a walk in the park . I don’t mean to brag, but it has. So I wondered… “well, nothing is this easy… what’s the catch?”…At that moment I turned and looked at my bill-free wallet and asked to myself: “well, if I don’t have [...]More... →