On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@RiffRandell sounds like another word for assistant. job will most likely entail database work and record-keeping. daily donor report probably means compiling a list of the donations/grants received that day. i've found that there is often a lot of chance for upward mobility in nonprofit development offices, so if you are interested in grant writing or face-to-face solicitation, then it's a great way to get your foot in the door. you can learn a lot from those entry-level jobs and work your way up from there.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm 0

On How Much Allowance Money Should You Give Your Children?

I got a minor weekly allowance and it wasn't tied to chores, which I'm glad for. The message was always that helping around the house was everyone's responsibility and not just restricted to a few set tasks. "often in life, you have to clean up after other people," my dad used to say.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm 1

On Friends With Venmo

Chase Quickpay! Great for New Yorkers, especially, because nearly everyone has Chase. And even if you don't, you can still use the service.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm 0

On CA Money vs Midwest Money, & "Relative Wealth" at U Michigan

i often felt caught between two worlds in college because although my parents each made well less than 6-figure salaries and we lived in a modest house, they paid for my college education using an inheritance they received. so although we did not live very fancy lives, the fact that i was able to move through college debt-free put me into a different, weird category.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm 0

On How Chelsea Fagan, Founder of The Financial Diet, Does Money

@annev17 no, i'm talking about on the financial diet- a lot of the in-text links to various products are affiliate links, meaning the site creator gets a cut of the purchase price whenever a reader clicks through and buys the product. shopstyle and rewardstyle are two popular affiliate linking programs for fashion/accessories, and it's against FCC rules to not disclose your use of them on a website.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:48 am 0

On How Chelsea Fagan, Founder of The Financial Diet, Does Money

gotta say, i find it disingenuous to use affiliate links for $300 wallets on a website about saving money.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm 2

On Why I'm Not a Homeowner

ALSO with the feels over here. I have both the money and the general disposition to be a homeowner, but my perpetual singledom seems to get in the way.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm 0

On A Guide To Anthropomorphizing Your Student Loan Lender

There is a bit in one of David Sedaris' books where he talks about how Sallie Mae makes him think of a barefooted hillbilly girl with missing teeth and not of the financial megamonster it actually is.

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 11:02 am 3

On Paying to Belong

i am mega WASPy-looking, and it's always funny to see whether or not they will approach me on the street to ask if i'm Jewish during the holidays. usually i just get the briefest of once-overs before they look away, but exactly ONCE i got asked and it was kinda thrilling?!

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm 1

On Beyond Entry-Level

currently in my 2nd-level job. spent almost 3 years in my entry-level job before moving up into this one. i know that might seem like a long time to stay in one entry level job to some people, but i'm my nonprofit field, it was normal.

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:49 am 0