Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who contributes to the New York Times Smarter Living and Medium's Joint Accounts column. She's also been published in Glamour magazine, New York magazine's The Cut, Refinery29, and at

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded her the Northwest Excellence in Journalism award for her work at MSN Living. Kristin has discussed her writing on NPR, Buzzfeed's AM2DM, Fox Business, and WNYC.

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3 Problems With the Advice to ‘Always Buy Quality’

Buy cheap and it’ll cost you. You’ve undoubtedly heard a version of this advice before. Theoretically, it makes sense. Instead of buying cheap junk you have to replace time and time again, which is expensive and wasteful, buy quality items