On The Cost of Things: Taking Care of LadyBusiness

@honey cowl No, you're right, and I'm sorry if it sounded like I PERSONALLY think it's weird -- I already wear men's deodorant on the weekends. The "masculine" scent doesn't draw attention? That is a sincere question and my only holdup.

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm 0

On When Do I Tell My Boss That I'm Applying to Other Jobs?

@Tyche I agree so much with both of your comments! I can't even believe the ladies acted like this was so normal and then gave what I think is kind of awful advice (very atypical!!!).

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm 0

On When Do I Tell My Boss That I'm Applying to Other Jobs?

I would not ever ever ever tell a boss I was applying for new jobs and I would move mountains to avoid them needing to talk with my current supervisor. I've never heard of that and it endangers the employment of your candidates -- how could anyone ask for that privilege??

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm 0

On First of May, First of May, Brand-New Budget Starts Today

@HelloTheFuture Listen I'll just tell you without editorializing it that I remembered this minute how "Mayday" is also an emergency call sign.

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm 0

On First of May, First of May, Brand-New Budget Starts Today

Today is the first day of the first full month of my new budget! We can do this thing, Nicole.

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm 2

On How a Woman Who Co-Owns a House With Her Ex Does Money

I have to laugh because I think it’s a lot like our relationship has been. I was always ready to commit and do the work to get what I wanted and he would always be laissez-faire about things and put stuff off. For example: “we’ll get engaged when the snow melts” (which: WHAT?!?!?). Coincidentally also-Canadian young person from the other day, this is what we fear for you.

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm 4

On Phone Calls From Parents

@Mike Dang I know you're so busy, Mike, but I miss your voice here and probably others do too. THIS IS NOT LIKE MOM GUILT THOUGH, just fondness.

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm 3

On How A Job-Hopping Latina Does Money

@j a y I am a writer and editor and I work in publishing. I've written for the Billfold, actually, on top of having read the site since its inception. So it's my purview for a handful of different reasons, but it's just as much your purview, too!

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:25 am 0

On When Two People in a Relationship Diverge on How to Do Money

@pain The "cashing whatever is handy to float my checking account" thing is a Metaphor in this case. Oof. Tough stuff.

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:44 pm 0

On The Cost of Things: Taking Care of LadyBusiness

@Stina I forgot you mentioned your ear before! (Distracted by pita.) Why did that cost so much for the piercing?

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:22 pm 0