On How a Chronically Ill Person Does Money

It is so frustrating that FMLA only applies to companies with 50 or more employees. I understand from an employer's perspective, but as an employee, it makes zero difference to your situation how many coworkers you have.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm 0

On Living Our Best Thirty-something Lives

Yup! I'm 31 and have definitely noticed that I care muuuuch less about what anyone else thinks/does/is or what my various actions/thoughts/possessions mean in relation to my identity. Also, running feels super unnatural to me. Like, I think I can feel my brain jostling around in my skull.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm 3

On $1.4 Million in Assets, a Million in Debt

@ThatJenn This would be amaaaaaazing.

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:04 am 0

On Can Americans Retire?

Finally, a report West Virginia scores well on! Whoohoo! Also, for the sake of data, I work for the state in higher ed and have a 6% mandatory contribution with 6% match.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On Millennial "Earnings Hangovers" And How to Fight Them

The is no world in which Boulder, CO would be considered an inexpensive place to live.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm 3

On More Women Are Vegetarian But More Men Are Vegan

Both my husband and I were vegetarian for several years, but honestly, my mom becoming a hardcore vegan kind of pushed me away from it (and I say this with much love for my mom). When we eat meat, we tend to eat venison that Mr. McDillet has hunted, and that's pretty easy to justify footprint-wise.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0

On From Night Shift Obit-Writer to Corporate Monkey: An HR Exec Reflects

As someone who recently sort of accidentally ended up in HR after grad school (for social work), this speaks to me. Also, to be in a work environment that is so pro personal professional development is a new experience for me. You mean you’ll pay for me to get X certification so you can pay me more? OK! All in all, not a bad place to be and not a career path I had ever considered before.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0

On Chatting About Tuna Noodle Casseroles, Jell-O, and the American Iron Housewife

@Cup of T Oh man, this. My brother and I were discussing how my mom accidentally raised a couple of hedonists by feeding us gritty peanut butter and only allowing pretzels and apples at the movies. We both loooove junk food, the trashier the better.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm 1

On Rural Living

@therealjaygatsby Our plan is to stay at our place forever (FOREVER!), but who knows. It is wonderful to see the fruit trees grow bigger every year and to make plans for our property based on decades.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm 1

On Rural Living

@ThatJenn We live in a doublewide for a variety of reasons, and regularly have the "should we build a new house or just pay this off and be mortgage-free" conversation. Right now we are pretty firmly dedicated to just paying off the doublewide (which I actually love) and having scads of disposable income for travel and pizza.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0