Karyn Polewaczyk

Karyn Polewaczyk
The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

I’ve always considered myself frugal. I was raised by frugal parents who reminded us to throw on extra sweatshirts, turn off unnecessary lamps, and not be frivolous with money. Knowing how to bargain, barter, and negotiate has been…

How Much Does It Cost to Date

How Much Does It Cost to Date

Over the summer and into the early part of fall, I dated a guy — we slept at his place after nights on the town, carved out time for couple-esque weekend activities, and in general, felt high with the buzz…

Opt Out of Valentine’s Day This Year

Opt Out of Valentine’s Day This Year

Hey! Have you heard the news? It’s Valentine’s Day and whether you’re single, newly coupled or in it for the long haul, there are plans for you!

Big, elaborate plans. Like booking a girlfriends…

The Value of Spending More

The Value of Spending More

A friend of mine recently landed a new job as an HR generalist, a role that’d require her to trade in the jeans-and-sweater combo she’d come to rely on for something more structured, to…