TRINITY??!! Tell me your ex wife was a prof at little TrinTrin! I miss school but bless you for staying in the Hartbeat, I couldn't have lived there after my 4 year stay.
Friday: Already bought groceries for, and made, cookies, two dips and various crudite and other snacks to go with the dips. Mr and I are going to a friend's mountain house and since I did food shopping and prep, he will take care of liquor store and gassing up the car. $40 Saturday: Heading home from the mountains and to an engagement party, bought them "How to Cook Everything" - $35 Sunday: Street arts festival in my hometown, they drop open container laws for the day. I will not buy any art this year but will buy plenty of beer and snacks - $50 Total: $125, not bad!
@LydiaBennett upon closer inspection, I am not sure my fears are based in any kind of reality. I am financially literate, in a well paying, secure job and have a loving family who would never let me live on the street. My man's family would also take us in if the need was there. Maybe it's silly and maybe I am a "Carrie," but I still see homeless people and my immediate reaction is, please God don't let me ever be homeless please please here is a dollar do you want me to buy you a sandwich? I am also terrified that I will be framed for something and end up in jail and I have an irrational fear of tidal waves (I don't live near the ocean), so maybe just ignore me.
Haven't even read it, but based on the title just jumped down here to say OMG THIS IS MY BIGGEST FEAR HELP HELP Okay I will go read now
47,800 - took me four years to catch up to the average! I also graduated into the recession and started out making like 23k when I had expected about 50, so I guess that number is probably about right. Sadly, I feel like those couple of years of underperforming are going to stick with me forever.
Thing I need to do: Find a place to put my money that is lying around in a checking account that I never look at. I have about 2500 that I want to put...somewhere...so that it can grow interest and then I can add to it as much as I can and then eventually have enough for a downpayment. Logan, Mike, where should I put it?? CD seems wrong since I want to add to it over time. Some kind of investment fund?
@RachelG8489 Make your conversation go something along the lines of, "grandmother, hi! I am so excited to see you in October and I'm really happy you are coming all this way to visit me! I was hoping we could just postpone the start of your visit til Friday, since work is a little stressful right now, and I want to be able to really focus my attention on spending time together. I get out of work at x time on Fridays and would love to have you arrive around then, get settled at home and then maybe we can go have dinner/make dinner/spend QT together." Also grandmothers - all they want is to make their little RachelGs happy, promise
my friend's company got a resume from hbic at gmail and then was surprised when they knew what HBIC stood for
@Lily Rowan Yeah I'm confused..did she mean they each broke the 100k mark? Or broke it with a combined income of 100k? Because my boyfriend and I collectively make more than 100k but are still decidedly broke. And we don't live in NYC.
@pissy elliott I have that frame tooo and LOVE the way it looks but I have to say, it broke in pretty short order. Like every time boy and I got rowdy we broke another rung off of the footboard until they were just all gone, and then broke off the top rail of the footboard and finally now have broken the post on one side. Despite basically dismantling the footboard, the rest of the frame is just fine! We're scared of cutting our feet on the remaining post (the rail was soldered on, so it left a sharp spot when it broke off), so we may need a new frame soon. So sad.