On Whoops, the $522 Haircut

@hooles Yes, I feel like this definitely happens at restaurants because the waiters never tell you the price of the specials! I never order the specials so this doesn't really apply to me, but I think it's a little awkward that they don't just slip in the price at the end and you have to ask for it.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0

On For the Love of Books

@polka dots vs stripes Yes! I am whittling down my library pre-move, but am holding onto books I think my son may want to read someday. He is 11 months old.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm 0

On Millennials Apparently Good With Money

@lisaf I am definitely not rich and I have a financial advisor... whose name I learned when the Billfold ran an interview with him! It's very reassuring to have someone lay out your options and provide an informed opinion on what you are doing with your money.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0

On Can't Take It With You, #1: Sarah Wambold, Funeral Director (Plus, Hello!)

@umlauts @aeroaeroaero Thanks for the info! I am planning on making a will next month, so I will make a note to discuss this with the attorney.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am 0

On Can't Take It With You, #1: Sarah Wambold, Funeral Director (Plus, Hello!)

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I would like to donate my body to science after I've stopped using it. Actually I have a few questions about this: 1 - How much does this cost, if anything? 2 - Besides telling my husband (which I have) and putting it in my will (I don't have one yet), how do I go about making this happen? 3 - Will my family have to deal with any extra-gruesome remains at any point, or will science just handle disposing of my body after people practice surgery on it or whatever they're going to do?

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm 0

On "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?": Estate Planning for Millenials

"Will" has been at the top of my to-do list for several months now. I'm planning on taking care of it with the lawyer when we go to his office for the closing on our condo. Two grown-up birds! (Also, I feel like it's better to do a will just after acquiring real estate, as opposed to just before.)

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm 0

On That Thing, That Thing, That 1 Thing

@andnowlights What about the reason of, having a signature that you feel really expresses you as a person, and not wanting to change it? I love my signature.

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm 0

On The Art of Asking for a Discount

I was also inspired by the TAL story to ask for discounts, but it didn't work. HOWEVER, the talk about Clarks in the post above inspired me to call their customer service line about a pair of boots that I bought four years ago with a serious design flaw. And they offered me a new pair of boots! So, asking works, sometimes.

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 9:43 am 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@theballgirl Glad to hear about a good experience! I think... I would not want to rent out property. The landlord-tenant situation seems uniquely fraught. As much as I am not in love with being a tenant, I feel like it's almost worse to be a landlord.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I never thought I would say this, but... we are buying a condo. When can I tell if it was the right decision? I'm thinking, when we get the next rent increase notification letter (probably in about a month).

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm 2