On On My Own: Figuring Out How to Pay for College After My Parents Cut Me Off

I know this has been said but DONT TAKE THE PRIVATE LOAN. I had unsubsidized loans in college and while the interest accrues during college you do not have to pay it until 6 months after graduation. And then because it's a federal loan it qualifies for any income based repayment plans you may need, which a private loan certainly does lot. Private loans are horrible, the interest on those will most likely accrue during college anyway, and the interest will be much higher and you can't get any help (like through income based repayment) afterwards. Please don't take the private loan.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm 2

On It's Heating Season In New York City

@angry little raincloud Exactly! Plus its way easier to pile on the blankets and warm up. At this point, if I don't want my a/c off all I can do is sit naked and sweat. Which is no fun in October!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0

On It's Heating Season In New York City

I've actually had to have my ac on a few days this week because having the heat on in my building turns it into a disgusting humid sauna but its not cold enough outside that opening the window will actually do anything. Plus whenever I open my windows bugs crawl in. I wish the heat would stay off until mid November at least, at least then its cold enough that opening the windows will cool my apartment + the bugs will be too frozen to crawl inside.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0

On The Cost of Making My Own Sub Sandwich

@HelloTheFuture No, I mean it's good that you added it! I just was curious to know more so I could work it out in my head and see if it's applicable to my own lunch buying/making situation or that of other readers.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

On The Cost of Making My Own Sub Sandwich

I have a question about the time part, are you making this sandwich at work or at home the night before? Because if you are making it at home, that's I'm assuming, not hours that you would be getting paid for even if you weren't making the sandwich. That doesn't mean your time isn't worth anything, it just seems like it would not lead to lost wages but more lost hours napping or watching tv or cross-stitching or whatever you do in the evenings. If you are making it at work and it's cutting into your billable hours and making your paycheck lower that makes sense, but a great way to save money on that is to do it during a time period when you normally wouldn't be getting paid anyway, so you don't lose actual dollars. Also grocery shopping once a week and buying a weeks worth of sandwich ingredients rather than shopping once per sandwich also saves time (and gas money if you drive).

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm 0

On Eating Bugs (Bunny)

I was actually planning to go look for a store that sells rabbit near me so I can cook some! My only issue with it is, and I'm guessing this is because it's uncommon in the US, I can only find it in expensive meat places and that's not something I can afford more than a few times a year. If it were comparable to like, pork or something I'd eat it regularly.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm 0

On Is Impersonating a Company a Good Way to Get That Company to Hire You?

@HelloTheFuture Oh I know but I think this is definitely something that one or two people can do, and after that point it doesn't get you attention (but does start to annoy employers). So I tried to think of a maybe safer, if less exciting, way to do it.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm 1

On Is Impersonating a Company a Good Way to Get That Company to Hire You?

If you are applying to jobs where it's ok to include a link to your portfolio (like in you're resume, or sometimes a link is requested in one of the application questions) a less sketchy way to do this would be to create mockups or samples of what you would make their social media presence look like if you worked there. You could probably show all the things he did on those Ello accounts but without running the risk that, as you said, you might get a cease and desist letter.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm 1

On Aspiring To Be An Effortlessly Cool Woman With a $20 Flip Phone

You could also just switch off the internet on your phone! It's super useful, on mine it only involves pressing one button, I'm sure that's true for iphones and other android phones as well. I'd had a flip phone for ages but I get lost easily so having google maps on hand is essential to me showing up anywhere on time. I just switch data (or wifi, if available) on and look up where im going and then switch it back off. Plus it allows me to take photos (regular photos, you don't need to download instagram) without carrying an extra camera and taking up space in my pocket. I've had a smartphone for about 2 years now and it's so useful and I've never had issues with people contacting me too much because I just shut data and wifi off unless I need them.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On The Year We Saved $10K: It Was 2008 and California Was on Fire

I don't know if it's possible to follow up with her but I'd LOVE to know how that $800 breaks down.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:50 am 0