On What Will You Do With Your Extra $200?

@Allison Yeah, that's kinda my point. After you max it out, it's easy to forget it's a percentage rate at all. After the max, it's not a percentage, it's a flat rate of $7254.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0

On What Will You Do With Your Extra $200?

@Allison As evidenced by my query below, one thing is you'll forget it's a percentage rate since you're just paying the max anyway.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm 0

On What Will You Do With Your Extra $200?

I don't get it, why would this be a good thing? My company takes the max amount for the year, $7254 and divides it by 12 and I pay the amount over the course of the year. If you're done paying it in September, doesn't that mean you've just been paying too much in previous paychecks?

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0

On Overapologizing in The Modern Age

I used to be a chronic overapologizer...until I was chastised by, of all people, an overseas telemarketer! He called my parents' home line and asked for some stranger's name. I replied "Sorry, you've got the wrong number" and was about to hang up when the tirade came: "Why are YOU being SORRY? You don't need to be sorry when it is I who am doing the calling and got the wrong number." I guess he heard sorry one too many times from an overapologizing American? Now I always catch myself before saying sorry too much, and definitely don't apologize when the other person dialed the wrong phone number.

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm 0

On 'Submissive Students Do Not Make Good Computer Scientists'

@stealthkit I didn't at first but after re-reading that section, she does seem to make some judgments and assumptions about "quiet people" that say more about her own prejudices than reality. She also seems to conflate "quiet people" with submissive unimaginative students. As for doing well in the industry, I think CS is one of the places where introverts can actually excel. When it comes down to it, it's you and a computer. But you'll rarely be working on projects by yourself so balancing things and being able to work with others becomes increasingly important as you grow out of "coder in a closet" status to project lead.

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm 0

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

@Shaina True but student loan debt doesn't have nearly the stigma or shame associated with credit card debt.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On How The Toast Does Money

@HelloTheFuture Ha. Sorry, it was a reference to Mallory Ortberg's Ghost character from The Hairpin a few years ago!

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:23 am 1

On Mass Transit is Amazing For Everyone (Else)

@Slapfight Someone cut their nails on the train this morning. Where do they come from?

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm 1

On How The Toast Does Money

Needed ASAP: How Ghost Does Money.

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm 4

On WWYD Link Roundup!

I would like to practice as a photographer so can you pay for my camera while I shoot your wedding?

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm 1