Lisa Bornstein is currently living in Thailand, partly for the adventure, but also, she's a big fan of dinner delivery that costs $2. She comes by it honestly: Her grandfather was a Depression baby, and long before toilet paper hoarding was a national pastime, he kept tables in his basement filled with staples he'd bought at deep discount. Lisa liked to save money by driving five hours to his house from Chicago and loading up on supplies for her first apartment. The finances may have been a wash, but she got to see her grandfather. Lisa has written for the Rocky Mountain News, the Albuquerque Tribune, The Jerusalem Report, the Jewish Forward, and the late, lamented SPY magazine. She has a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver.