Yes! This was great and rang so, so true. How could I have spent so much money on "personal care," mint.com, when I never buy beauty products? (Reviews transactions.) Oh, that's how.
I gotta say, I don't think people who would otherwise be spending 40 grand on a watch are foregoing that purchase because they think a $200 Ice-Watch is "fun." Unless the article is just talking about the very first step up that ladder?
@highjump Jersey City is actually really livable! But I agree that it is not the sixth borough, and thank dog for that.
@TrotskyHoldsMyiPod Wedding magazines at the mechanic? Interesting...
@bgprincipessa I do! I want to talk about Serial! And how it's strange that everyone involved is now in their thirties but still sounds exactly like a teenager... And everything else. I want Sarah Koenig to solve the case!
@Allison We are work neighbors!
This is such a sad story! With a little advance planning, though, you can get that cost (by which I mean opportunity cost, even though you aren't actually foregoing any income to make yourself a sandwich) way down. And the deliciousness way up. (My secret to a delicious sandwich: butter.) Plus, unless you've shot a leopard recently, you aren't supporting any leopard-shooters! Or at least known leopard-shooters; I don't know what the CEO of your supermarket does for fun.
I was obsessed with boxed mac and cheese when I was living in France, I think because it was so hard to get. It was my go-to hangover food... even that time my friend and I had no milk and tried to make it with melted butter instead (why not water? why not water?!?!?!) and ended up vomiting didn't really sour us on it. Then when I got back home, I was SO excited to have it so readily accessible that I bought like 8 boxes. And... it was not good. This is a sad story.
@ccq I'm in all index funds! So I don't blame myself.
Ugh, I was actually waiting for an open thread so I could whinge about this in a safe space. I just recently linked my retirement accounts to my Mint account and am sort of in an aghast state of paralysis about what is happening to all my investment accounts. I guess paralysis is good? Paralysis will stop me before I futz around with my IRA at the exact wrong time? But it gives that little panicky feeling in the back of the throat.