On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@Meaghano That timeline is good for me too. I read Suze Orman and had to spend amounts of free time over a few months to do all the things she inspired me to do! Growth and change take time!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

Can I make a book club suggestion? There isn't room in my life schedule for a financial nonfiction book every month, but Nicole, your fictional financial biographies are just the most wonderful thing -- what if we had a thread to discuss the financial situations of persons in some classic short fiction or novels? I'd love something I could read pretty quickly or revisit with a skim and then talk about that way. I don't feel a strong need to assess and constructively criticize a financial advice book. But YMMV!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

On Surprise! Women Are Criticized More Personally in Performance Reviews

@francesfrances I'm curious if men's performance reviews contain any statements as peculiar as "You're a giver." Men, please tell us!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0

On When Restaurant Workers Can't Afford to Eat

This is a really tough issue. There is one major restaurant in Chicago that unionized and just has fucked with its workers so much because of it -- not in a union-busty way but like, restaurant profit margins are already laughably small. I don't know what the right answer should be. It's not right to exploit workers ever, of course, but we might all just have to get used to paying much higher checks at restaurants.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On Around the World on $80 a Day

@RiffRandell Yes . . . I typoed? but I still want the noodles.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0

On Around the World on $80 a Day

What is a "night marked fried noodle," I want to go to there. Also this is terrific. The waitress in Greece remembered you! Oh I love it so much.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On What Would You Do for $1000 an Hour?

Oof, never meets in person ever? RED FLAG.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:55 am 1

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@Allison Airlines figured out exactly the sweet spot where you aren't even very comfortable and the person behind you is super annoyed. Have airplanes gotten more cramped or are Americans just so much bigger and taller now? Maybe someone knows.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:03 am 0

On The Earning Potential of a Liberal Arts Degree

Ahhh, mathematically unsound AND unethical journalism! The worst combination. Notably, neither "side" includes most of STEM. I imagine the hordes of unemployed lawyers and underemployed librarians are weighing down the Professional/Pre-Professional.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:45 am 0

On How It Feels to Pay Off $70,000 in Debt

@Penelope Pine I'm curious about this too! Master of what?

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm 0